Bioluminescent Bay

Surrounded by mangrove and protected from the open ocean, Mosquito Bay has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for being the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world.  The trippy glowing phenomenon is courtesy of millions of microorganisms called dinoflagellates that use their ability to "light up" as a protection mechanism when disturbed.

Add to that the fact that Vieques experiences almost no light pollution and your experience on the bay goes from magical to mythical.  The bay is only accessible by tour via kayak.  And is closed to the public the day before, the day of, and the day after the full moon.  Insider tip:  Taino Aqua Adventures is our go-to tour company.  Taino features completely clear kayaks, informative and fun guides and they pick up right here at El Blok.  Book ahead because they will fill up!

Bahía Bioluminiscente, Puerto Rico Vieques Puerto Rico