Francine DubiskiUnited States
Hector was a tremendous wealth of information and had a wonderful personality. He took us up to El Yunque and led us through the rainforest which was absolutely beautiful and then took us on a tour of Old San Juan. He recommended an awesome local place for empanadas that we would have NEVER found on our own and they were delicious. I highly recommend taking a tour with Hector!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Always my greatest pleasure to serve you! Hector c
James MooreUnited States
Hector was wonderful. On time, knowledgeable and personable. He shared the area's history and found natural wonders to show us, including anoles, frogs, birds and plants. Our day with him was a highlight of our cruise. We would give him the highest recommendation
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys it’s always my great pleasure to serve you! Hector C
Jane OwenUnited Kingdom
Hector was great! He clearly loves his country and was extremely knowledgable and eco conscious. We learnt so much about the impact of the 2017 hurricane and the recovery process. The tour of the rainforest was amazing- the highlight being a swim in one of the rivers. En route back to the city we stopped at a BBQ road side restaurant for some amazing local food and drink. Thank you to all concerned. The booking process and subsequent information was excellent. I will definitely use ToursByLocals again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you much love in this new year! Hector C
Donald TenorUnited States
I always wait a period of time before I submit my ratings. Our rain forest tour with Hector was excellent and we still talk about how informative , pleasant, and careful Hector was with us. He would stop regularly so that us older people could rest and enjoy his informative narrations about the rain forest. He has extensive knowledge and experience with this tour. I could not recommend him higher. We have used tours by locals several times and this was also a very good tour.
Hector has followed all our travel wishes, he has a very large knowledge and told us a lot about the island, the inhabitants and the history of Puerto Rico. It was also fascinating what he showed us at El Yunque Rainforest (flowers, trees, creatures). During our next stay in Puerto Rico we will definitely book him again. Thank you Hector for the wonderful day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Schütz it was a great pleasure to meet you guys and spend a good time together here always at your service! Hector C
Amanda EymardUnited States
Hector was absolutely amazing. Wealth of information about the rainforest, the food, the area, snorkeling, zipline excursion. We told him what we were interested in doing for the full day, and he planned it to perfection. He is great at individualizing an excursion for a family. It was a full day and he set the pace, but always allowed for stops, etc. He is very flexible. Our meal in the rainforest was very memorable; he even assisted us with ordering in Spanish. I will definitely be booking another trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you always and great pleasure to meet you guys! Hector C
Carolyn McClainUnited States
Héctor is like a great friend sharing his beloved country. At beautiful El Yunque we learned about the rainforest, from wildlife, to early history, to details of the progress in clearing damage from Hurricane Maria. We also visited a swimming spot (bring a swimsuit). We shared a luscious and inexpensive meal of roast pork, roast chicken and many many local favorites. We visited a well known artist and a fabulous fruit store. You can customize the tour as you wish. Héctor is kind, knowledgeable and funny.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs. McClain always here at your service! H
Michela BaxterUnited States
Hector was a fantastic guide. He is incredibly knowledgeable about Puerto Rico's history, geography, and wildlife. Our tour included a hike in the jungle, lunch at a local restaurant, and a visit to a local natural pool with rock slides. He also adjusted the route home to include a stop at a fruit stand. Our son said it was his favorite day on our vacation. Hector arrived early and even extended our day a little to accommodate and extra stop. We highly recommend Hector.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Always my great pleasure to serve you guys! Hector C
Rachel OrtizUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs. Ortiz!
Jason OlinUnited States
Hector was lovely. He told us many special stories, took us to wonderful local spots where we ate and met local artists. His car was clean. His driving was relaxing as well. We loved seeing the rainforest and the lovely beaches, too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Happy new year! At your service always my great pleasure �� Héctor M
Hector was a great tour guide, very friendly and knowledgable of his country. He told us many interesting stories and facts. Although the weather wasn't very kind to us we still had a great tour.Thank you again Hector
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much you guys! Always my great pleasure to serve you. Hector C
Jeanette SchweitzerUnited States
Hector met us on time at the ship and was able to handle all of our luggage in the van. He was very flexible with our tour and showed us many interesting sites. We enjoyed everything about the day.
Michael WitlinUnited States
My husband, Michael Witlin, and I cannot praise Hector enough. He rates better than a five on all accounts. We found ourselves in San Juan without accommodation and in the midst of post hurricane chaos. Hector found us a place to stay and managed to create an informative and interesting tour around the island at a time when many of the well known attractions were off limits to visitors. We give him the highest possible recommendation for future visitors.
Armand BoydUnited States
This tour was incredible. Hector was perfect. If you enjoy learning about the culture and history of Puerto Rico then Hector is your guide. I habe two impatient and at time irritating indecisive teenagers. He was patient and understanding. He drove on local back roads and even a few sand dunes to make sure we saw everything. I would highly recommend Hector to anyone coming to Puerto Rico. The private tour is well worth the money. He even had a plastic zip lock back for my daughter and her sea shells.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mr. Boyd my great pleasure always! Hector C
Bryan LeightonMiami, United States
I have had lots of tour guides all over the world, I can say without a doubt, Hector is the best!
Robert MoneysmithUnited States
I recommend this tour. Hector was on time for the pick up, he was personable and friendly, he was very knowledgeable about Puerto Rico, and he adapted the tour to our interests. His vehicle was safe and there were no driving issues in heavy traffic and winding roads. I would book with Hector again without hesitation.
Ted MorozUnited States
Our group of 10 enjoyed our trip to the El Yunque and we had a great lunch at the Yuquiyu Delights cafe deep in the rain forest. Very good food, and great people! On the day of our tour, Héctor's van encountered a mechanical issue. Héctor quickly arranged things so that our tour continued without delay.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Moroz: It was a real pleasure meeting you guys. I hope you had a good flight back home. Take care my friends and godbless you. Hector C
Kendel WolfUnited States
We saw some pretty sites but when we got to the rain forest - they were not open so we waited (wasted) almost an hour. Due to this wasted time, we were unable to go to the waterfalls. Being on a cruise ship schedule - we need to pack as much as possible in a short period of time. This tour seemed unstructured. We drove around and couldn't find a beach bar that was opened. When we finally found a beach bar - they tried to rip us off telling that the prices posted don't include alcohol - that is extra.
Hector was great. Very accommodating to our schedule. Our tour ended with a fabulous meal at a local restaurant.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks guys! My pleasure always