Si vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur l'histoire culturelle de Porto Rico, cette excursion d'une journée dans la ville de Caguas vous ravira ! À seulement 32 km au sud de San Juan, Caguas abrite deux activités culturelles uniques que vous découvrirez avec un guide. Dans le jardin botanique et culturel de Caguas, vous en apprendrez plus sur l'industrie et la culture indigène de Porto Rico grâce à une visite à pied d'un moulin à sucre et d'une exposition sur le peuple taino. Ensuite, parcourez la route du cœur créole, en centre-ville, pour voir plusieurs sites historiques et visiter trois petits musées culturels.
Excursion sympatique mais un peu and quot;pépére and quot; à recommander aux personnes d'un certain âge, la visite du jardin botanique se fait en voiturette. Notre guide était trés aimable et nous a beaucoup parlé de son ile, ce qui nous permis d'apprendre des choses. Le repas était bon et servi dans un joli cadre.
We were really looking forward to the botanical garden portion of the trip.
However, we wound up going through 4 historical museums, including a museum on cigar making, where one of our party sampled a cigar and then bought a box. The group smelled like cigars for the next few hours and during a bus ride to the botanical garden. The other museums were on the eaarly history and indigenous natives of the island. Not really that interesting to us and we feel that it wasted several hous of our vacation.
The botanical garden itself is a misnomer. It is strictly an arboretum and archaelogical dig site. The "garden" is focused on trees of the island. We thought a botanical garden should have a lot of flowering plants. but there were almost none of those. It would have been nice to see some of the island's flowers and orchids.
Loved this tour! Took my Spanish students and they enjoyed it as well. They enjoyed the museums because the tour was done in Spanish and English. Lunch at the Botanical gardens was very authentic. They cooked chicken, rices, beans, and fried plantains over fire. The kids really enjoyed watching the iguanas walking around as they were eating lunch. We were able to tour the botanical gardens on golf carts. You have to get coffee from the vendor in the plaza beside the merry go round.
If you can't get to Caguas on your own, then this tour is perfect for exploring some of the museums in Caguas. I would have preferred more time in the Botanical Garden, and, as vegans, we were promised there would be plantains along with the rice and beans for our lunch, but they ran out of patacones before we got there. Our guide was excellent.