Eleanor MartinUnited Kingdom
We had a wonderful tour around San Juan with Hector who really showed us places locals knew and shared history and local tales and in all made our tour informative and a great way to see the local area and find out a little of it's history. Hector was easy to listen to, interesting and flexible in offering us alternatives in the tour and knew where to get the best coffee beers or cocktails. I highly recommend Hector to other visitors coming to San Juan.
Hector is such a cheerful guide that we had a great time with him. Thank you, Hector.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys great to meet you too! Hector C
Marc BaileyUnited States
We had an outstanding day with Hector! We navigate Old San Juan at our pace and found many interesting nooks and crannies we wouldn't have seen otherwise. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys always at your service! Hector C
Sarah DonahueUnited States
Hectors tour was amazing! He took us to the rainforest and showed us some beautiful views. He also took us to waterfalls. He took us to great places that we would have never known about or been able to find on our own! He made us feel very comfortable and catered the tour to what we wanted to do! We will absolutely recommended and call him again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs. Donahue it was nice to meet you both! Hector C
Cindy VandenheuvelUnited States
Hector did a great job, we really enjoyed our tour of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys always at your service! Hector C
Darlene DeMarieUnited States
Hector is the best tour guide I have ever had. He knows so much about the history and culture, and he tailored the day to optimize my learning and experience. We communicated quite well. He also is a very kind and considerate man. I can't thank him enough. I hope to return to Puerto Rico soon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. DeMarie: I really appreciate your review thank you! You have a friend here always! Hector C
We are so happy we took the tour of San Juan with Hector. He was very accommodating and accepted our diminished mobility. He is a proud Puerto Rican and readily shared his regard for his country. We went away after 4 hours very well versed in everything the city had to offer.A wise choice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really appreciated always a great pleasure! Hector C
Alyson BellUnited States
Héctor was great! So knowledgeable about PR history, culture, politics, music, legends... you name it. He was also flexible and catered the tour to our personality. I definitely recommend using Héctor!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs. Bell it was noce to meet you and I hope everything good for you guys! Hector C
Mark NootensUnited States
Hector was awesome. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Nootens It was great to meet you guys! Hector C
Dennis ShawberryUnited States
The best tour guide, very knowledgeable, excellent English, very personable, super day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you always a great pleasure to serve you! Hector C
Debbi KleinUnited States
We loved Hector and would book another tour with him in a second. Thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Very nice to meet you guys! Please take care and come back some other time. Hector C
Kevin CarruthersUnited Kingdom
Hector gave us a great tour of the rainforest. We visited a number of waterfalls and had a lovely walk down to a river. He is very knowledgeable about the trees and wildlife and also gave us lots of information about Puerto Rico. On our return to San Juan we stopped for a very good Puerto Rican lunch and on reaching San Juan we had a short tour of Old San Juan before being dropped off close to our hotel. Hector was a very safe driver and our vehicle was in good condition and very clean. Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Here always at your service thank you!
Melissa HintzUnited States
Hector was amazing. We had a fabulous day in the rain forest and a wonderful lunch at a local BBQ restaurant. He was so knowledgeable, observant and fun and a great driver. Besides history - both recent and long past, his keen eye pointed out so many things we would have missed on our own. When asked, he shared personal experiences of his friends and family with regard to the effect of hurricane Maria. It was both inspiring and informative - A different perspective than we get on the mainland.
Tifni NortonUnited States
Hector is very friendly, knowledgeable and conscientious of your requests. He has many local favorite areas that he showed us that are away from the tourist area. We got to see a lot of Puerto Rico that isn't on many other tours or shore excursions. He's an excellent driver and guide. We highly recommend Hector for his abilities and kindness!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys it means a lot! Hector C
Andrea LevinUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Clark KaufmanUnited States
Exceptional guide of flexibility,humor and experience for a memorable 5 hrs Comfortable van made old town easy with brief stop for Mallorca and pix. Out to east 15mi along stunning beaches,colorful houses on one side and changing blue hues of water on the other, and ethnic enclaves explained by interesting stories Lunch at road/seaside fresh fish shanty and visit to studio of nationally known artist of whirling dancers and soulful images of mother earth A pina colada rum of choice at fave roadside bar
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my great pleasure come back anytime! Hector C
Robert KoehlUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys always a great pleasure to serve you! Hector C
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
Audrey RuggieriUnited States
Hector set up the day perfectly to accommodate all of our needs and was EXTREMELY flexible. Hector had the perfect personality for our group and really listened to what we wanted to accomplish and we had a wonderful day in Puerto Rico.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys my pleasure always at your service! Hector C
David AtkinsUnited States
Hector was amazing, this review is several months over due because of business travel. Hector made a true custom experience adapting to our needs and desires. Great family trip. Book without concern. We will book with Hector again and have already referred him to friends who also had an amazing time. Our group was 4 people 2 adults and 2 teens.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really appreciate it guys thank you! Hector C
Heidi DoyleUnited States
Hector was right there at the port to pick us up and happily took us to our hotel at the end of the day. We learned so much and had a great experience going to the trails and stops that were not distorted by the hurricane. Very k knowledgeable and willing to work with the physical limintations of some of our group. Bring a swimsuit and towel if you want to play in the waterfall.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Happy New Year! Always my great pleasure! Hector C
Scott ZieglerUnited States
Hector was an outstanding tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pleasure to meet you all! Hope you have some very happy holidays��. Hector C
Kathleen HughUnited States
This was our first visit to San Juan Puerto Rico and will not be the last. Our tour guide, Hector, was dynamic and had a wealth of information/history about all the destinations we visited. He was very accommodating and we never felt rushed. Nothing was a bother and no question too trivial. We got to experience some authentic local cuisine that we would never have discovered on our own. Our visit to San Juan was a truly memorable one thanks to Hector!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys always here at your service! Hector C
Kathleen HughUnited States
This was our first visit to San Juan Puerto Rico and will not be the last. Our tour guide, Hector, was dynamic and had a wealth of information/history about all the destinations we visited. He was very accommodating and we never felt rushed. Nothing was a bother and no question too trivial. We got to experience some authentic local cuisine that we would never have discovered on our own. Our visit to San Juan was truly a memorable one thanks to Hector!
John RandallUnited States
When we arrived in San Juan, we had booked a different tour with another guide, whose wife went into labor that morning. Tours By Locals went to work quickly and arranged Hector to stand in with us and oh my, we were so glad he did. He quickly took over and was an absolute fountain of knowledge about the city. He showed us all of the important sites - and explained their significance in detail. He gave us frequent stops for walking the old city. In this short paragraph I cannot say enough good things
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I sended your phone Mr. Randall please let me know when you receive it! Hector C
Elaine FrangenteUnited States
Fabulous tour! Hector was wonderful! He is so knowledgeable . He took us everywhere. He took us to places that would never had gone. We had a delightful lunch at the beach. So glad we booked this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bless your hearts always a great pleasure! Hector C
Kerri HartfieldUnited States
We added one more person at the last minute and Hector was flexible enough to allow this. He is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to listen to. He knows his way around the city and all of the local hidden parking spots. This was one of our most memorable and enjoyable tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was very nice to meet you guys. Always a great pleasure to serve you! Hector C
Anna L.United States
Hector was amazing from start to finish! Our family of six ranged in age from 3 to 76, and he took perfect care of all of us! He was so flexible with us, and took to us a couple of non-tourist places to eat like the locals---we LOVED it!! When we return someday to Puerto Rico, Hector will be our guide for sure!! We all LOVED him!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You guys thanks for those words it was really my pleasure to meet you. Happy holidays to all of you! Hector C
David LockwoodUnited States
Hector was EXCELLENT. Great English, very knowledgeable, and a pleasure to spend time with. Would defintely use him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Lockwood happy holidays! Hector C
Jeanette HammelUnited States
Hector is a wonderful guide! He was prompt in arriving and was great about showing us the beauty of El Yunque. He was very happy to let us take as much time as we needed at each location and shared a lot of information about the rain forest, area and Puerto Rico. Hector was also happy to share areas that locals would visit. It was a wonderful day! I would highly recommend Hector for your tours in Puerto Rico.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys always a great pleasure! Hector C
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Hector, he was full of knowledge, kind and fun. We highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you guys it means a lot to me!
Ashlie OetmanUnited States
Hector was awesome he took us exactly where we wanted to visit and even took us to one of his favorite places to eat. We could not have asked for a better guide and made this stop our favorite out of all the stops on our cruise. Thank you so much Hector you were truly amazing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys always my great pleasure!
Melissa GalluzzoUnited States
Hector met us early at the terminal.His E350 van was clean and comfortable.We journeyed into the old town and he talked about the many historically and culturally significant sites while safely navigating the gnarly narrow streets.He was able to get us into Christ Chapel privately for a few minutes. He steered us to local food venues and the bar where the Pina Colada was born.He took us to an "off the beaten path" beach.He was very knowledgeable and flexible.We will do El Yunque with Hector the next trip
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys it’s my pleasure to serve you always! H
Michael GibsonUnited States
Hector was a great tour guide and very knowledgeable. We says all of old San Juan and quite a bit of the adjourning communities along the coast. He even took us to a fantastic local restaurant for authentic meal. Hector was very flexible for whatever we wanted and got us back to the ship right on time. Hope he and his family weather the upcoming storm with no damage.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many blessings for you guys here at you service!
Roberta NestorUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope you guys the best! Thank 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.
Alexey AlferovUnited States
Hector did a marvelous job of showing us historical areas of Old San Juan as well as giving us a brief look into Santurce area adjacent to Condado where we were staying. He is an expert in history of San Juan and has a deep passion for what he does. In addition, he has great interpersonal skills and has accommodated all our requests in terms of what we wanted to do and see. We intend to return to Puerto Rico in several months and will use Hector's services to continue our exploration of Puerto Rico.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys it was great to meet you comeback anytime here now you have a friend! Héctor
Thomas ShafferUnited States
Hector did a great job of showing us Old San Juan, including a good place for lunch. Would highly recommend him
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys godbless you happy travels!
Jenny MooreUnited States
Hector is an amazing tour guide.
Michelle CornishUnited States
Hector was an amazing host! We had only 6 hours in San Juan and we were able to see almost all of the things on our "must see" list. He was a delight and I'd book with him again.
Lynne (Lindsay) RooneyUnited States
Hector was a phenomenal guide and extremely accommodating during our tour. The pina coladas were the best that our family has ever tasted, and we thoroughly enjoyed his insights and knowledge on our coastal tour. The only problem, and this was not Hector's fault, was that our cruise ship arrived late and darkness set in too soon for our liking. We were having such a good time in Hector's company, that we wished for more daylight to explore San Juan Puerto Rico, especially the old time and coastal parts.
Loretta BedfordUnited States
He was ready and waiting at the pier. We were much delayed by inability to dock on time, but in the short time he had he gave us the best of San Juan. He is very educated about the city and island and we learned a lot. His tour was the best experience of our 12-day trip.
Robert CaytonUnited States
Nice tour. Hector did a nice job and was very knowledgeable about the area. We really enjoyed his insights and information with regard to the El Yunque Rain forest reserve. Ate a great restaurant too. Would recommend the tour to others.
Maura MazzerUnited States
Hector was a wonderful guide to my mother and me! Mom uses a wheelchair so he made it easier for her to get into his van by pulling up by a sidewalk so she didn't have such a huge step. He was very knowledgeable about San Juan and its history and took us all along the narrow backroads of the town, to a huge empty beach where the locals go, stopped by El Morro and was just a joy to drive around with! Thanks for everything!
Sherrie NordquistUnited States
Hector was a wonderful guide and so knowledgeable about the island. This is my second time with Hector and would recommend him for everyone.
Katie BinnionUnited States
Hector picked us up (8 of us) at 8am and we started our day - headed out of San Juan and toward our cave tour. We all peppered Hector with questions and he was a wealth of knowledge. After the Cave tour we went to a fabulous restaurant on the water and then was treated to a unique beach for a swim and exploring. We never felt rushed and was repeatedly told that it was our day and that he wanted us to have many opportunities to explore different parts of the island. It was a great day....
Hector was easy to communicate and we had a very interesting time with him at our private tour. Hector knows a lot, can answer every question and has a Passion to share his knowlege with other People. He showed us old and new San Juan as well as a local place outside San Juan. We enjoyed our dinner with him right at a beach with views of the City and the ocean. I would always book this tour again with Hector. Unfortunately we came back to the historic part of the City late so we couldn't take good Picture
Katie BinnionUnited States
We had a large group - 8 people and Hector was so accommodating - we toured the Forts within the City and also received extensive knowledge of the area. Hector found a great place for lunch and shops that we would have missed. Highly recommend
Brandi LambertUnited States
Our guide was on time, friendly, and very informative. He picked us up at our dock, took us to the Fort, old San Juan, and we enjoyed a delicious local lunch. My whole family enjoyed this tour immensely and we look forward to returning to Puerto Rico in the future. 5stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
We spent several days in San Juan prior to our cruise departure. The highlight was our tour with Héctor. He is very knowledgeable and we learned a lot. We are glad the country is recovering from the devastating hurricane.
Great Historian. Pleasant and patient. Thank you for a lovely tour.
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.
Robert QuistSalt Lake City, UTAH, United States
Hector was great, meet us at the cruise ship and modified our tour (at our request) to meet the needs of traveling with grand-kids.
Kristen TaylorUnited States
Hector did an excellent job providing us a "locals" tour of Old San Juan and the surrounding area. He made himself available via phone prior to our tour date so we could discuss what we wanted to see, eat and do and took us to some great local places while ensuring we saw the major sites as well. He is very friendly and accommodating. His van was very clean and comfortable. He has some great history and stories to tell. I would highly recommend his tour services. Sightseeing made easy and relaxing!
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
Renea MyersUnited States
This is my 4th time in San Juan and by far my favorite because of Hector. He took my elderly parents and myself on a private tour and was absolutely wonderful. He was so kind, patient and personable with my parents and made the tour exactly what they wanted. He dropped us off and picked us up door-to-door to all the places we wanted to go and hung out with us a lot too! He had some great suggestions for where we should stop and is a walking history book on San Juan. Loved this tour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My great pleasure always! Thank you, Hector C
Hector! What a great guy. We started of with the Historical fort. What a crackin place this was. Sun shining. Perfect... Then all of a sudden the rain came. Being from Ireland we are use to it tho. Hector also brought us to a lovely local restaurant. And of course the birthplace of the Pina Colada :) Lots of personal touches and a genuine man. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey! Thanks for the memories! Lots of love always from Puerto Rico ❤ H
Bryan WernerUnited States
Hector and his friend Rafeal were wonderful. Our ship was delayed in coming in and Hector adjusted his schedule to meet our needs and made sure we had a great tour. Hector took us to many different places and shared with us his knowledge of the island. For dinner we were taken to a great restaurant in San Juan where we had a delicious meal and were entertained by a group of musicians. Hector helped make our visit to Puerto Rico a fun filled trip.
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!
Doris FanslerUnited States
Hector was fantastic. We had a 5 year old and he kept her completely entertained. He knew the area and took us to places that no one we know have ever been. He catered to our every need and was friendly and we enjoyed the tour. Thank you Hector.
Kenda ScottUnited States
Karen A.United States
I would highly recommend Hector to take you around San Juan. He called me as the ship docked and told us where to meet him. We were 6 people ranging in age from 7 to 73. We worked with Hector via email to set up an itinerary suited to our interests. The grandchildren particularly enjoyed the stops at the fort and the chocolate shop. Hector's fondness for his native city was evident as he drove through the old city and gave us an informative talk about the history and culture of San Juan.
Charlene MartinezMaple Valley, WA, United States
Hector is amazing. We spent 3 days with him on 3 different tours. He went above and beyond for us and is full of so much information. Deffinately ask for Hector...
Charlene MartinezMaple Valley, WA, United States
Get Hector to do you tour. He is great. Wish he wasnt booked the rest of our days here but he found a friend of his that could help us. Totally awesome..
Lela RoblesUnited States
Hector was a wonderful tour guide that really explained the PR culture and people. Dinner along the ocean was absolutely fabulous! I would recommend his tour to any traveler.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much it's always a great pleasure to serve you! Here you guys have a friend always. Please take care and have a nice flight back to Minnesota. Hector C
Charlene MartinezMaple Valley, WA, United States
Had an awesome time with Hector. He went above and beyond for us and our group of 10.
Sherrie NordquistUnited States
Hector was great he taught my sister and I so much history if the town. You can tell the love Hector has for his wonderful city. I would recommend him to everyone for a wonderful day around the city or a day of local history. Wonderful tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys! Godbless Hector C
Sarah TubbsUnited States
Héctor did an amazing job! We truly enjoyed our experience! He was creative and understood what we wanted to see and what our physical abilities were to get to places. Héctor was knowledagable, friendly and knew his way around. I would recommend Héctor to anyone visiting Puerto Rico!
Timothy BarnesUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Hector. He is very knowledge, and shared lots of interesting facts about the rainforest and Puerto Rico. He let us take our time and we had an wonderful day on the trails of El Yunque. We would definitely recommend Hector.
Zoe CohenUnited Kingdom
We were a group of 8 people and all enjoyed the tour that we had in San Juan, our guide Hector was very knowledgeable and interesting and took us to some lovely places. We had a great day - thank you.
Jeannie MullenUnited States
I booked a private tour of Old San Juan with Hector. In addition to being on time, professional, informative, he was very personable, down to earth, relaxed and told great stories. Very passionate about Puerto Rico. Being a local he knew all manner of detail and local lore. I particularly liked the stories he told about his memories of growing up in SJ and family members. Lastly, we stopped at a neighborhood eatery and had the best "tasting" of local lunch favorites (like your grandma's kitchen).
Anthony Mancarivero beach, FL, United States
Hector was fantastic...Due to a late ship arrival we were worried we might not see all we had expected...No worries!!! Hector made it all happen and even got us in to a famous artist studio..A++
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow guys it's my great honor god bless you! Hector C
William BlackMidland, TX, United States
hector was great. He met us at our ship and dropped us at our hotel. The tour was very good! We would recommend him to anyone wanting to get a good perspective of san juan
Nicholas MasingtonUnited States
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.
Our tour guide was fantastic would recommend him very funny and informative real nice person
Sandra BergmanUnited States
Hechtor was an awesome guide. He took us to local places besides old SAN juan. We had a good flavor of the island and it's cuisine from a local perspective. Hector provided us with the type of tour we had requested. Highly recommend!
James StoweUnited States
My wife and I had a very pleasant private tour of Old San Juan conducted by Hector C. Hector made the day. He is a very friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining host, with lots of local knowledge and stories. He is a musician, poet and father, as well as a professional guide for many years. We would do it again. Barbara and Jim Stowe Boston
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
Ted MorozUnited States
Our party of 10 booked 2 tours with Héctor as book ends to a cruise. The Old San Juan and the El Yunque Rain Forest. Both tours where excellent, informative and flexible. During our old San Juan tour, Héctor took us to a great local restaurant a bit outside of Old San Juan called Bebos Cafe. Food and service was great. Definitely will book again with Héctor the next time we head over to the island.
Jacob HarrisUnited States
Hector was an excellent guide taking time to give a history of PR island and mentioning the fauna and flora as well. El Yunque tour was just as we expected and more. He took us where we wanted to go at the pace we wanted. Visit to historical old San Juan was perfect with visit to el Moro and ponce de Leon tomb. Would recommend hector highly.
Cindy M.United States
Hector was awesome! He was very accommodating and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great pleasure to meet you all! Thank you, Hector C
Danielle KeeferUnited States
Hector was AWESOME! He exceeded all of our expectations! He provided a 9 hour customized tour for 8 of us. We visited and and hiked the rain forest and saw wonderful waterfalls, we visited the Bacardi factory, old San Juan and a glass sand beach. The vehicle he transported us in was clean and well kept, he was very informative and able to answer all of our questions. Our group ranged from ages 9 to 50 and everything we did and saw was appropriate to each age!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you God bless you and your family
June AlbertUnited States
It would have been nice to have hector tour the fort with us and explain the history to us. Other wise the tour was great. Hector went out of his way to do what we wanted to do
June AlbertUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!
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.
Mark ScottUnited States
Hector is a fantastic guide. During our limited time in San Juan, he showed us more than I ever could expect. Castillo San Felipe del Morro, cemetery, Old San Juan, , La Casa Estrecha (narrowest house in world), Barrachina (invented pina colada), Capilla Cristo, Barcardi plant, and through narrow and winding brick roads. My parents keep talking about him; and even had picture taken with him. Gave as as much history as we wanted, with local perspectives. Great driver, as well. On-time and attentive.
Susan AlvarezUnited States
Hector was wonderful - customized the itinerary as I needed and gave my group a ton of information. They really enjoyed seeing Old San Juan and going to La Placita - I would book with him again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Always a pleasure to serve you!
Rob MaddenUnited States
If you desire a private tour in Puerto Rico do not hesitate to contact Hector Alvarez. He is very professional, knowledgeable, and cares about his customers comfort, desires, and safety. We had a wonderful tour with Hector and the next time we are in P.R. we will contact him again. I would highly recommend him if you are looking for a private tour.
Ron YudilovichUnited States
Hector is the man. He was so kind and welcoming since the first minute he picked us up until the last minute. He's courteous well spoken and he listens to you and you your need ls. Above all he knows all about Puerto Rico and its heritage. I highly recommend hiring him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My absolute pleasure thanks guys!!
Fred Van CleaveUnited States
Hector did an awesome job. This tour was primarily to re-acquaint my mother-in-law with her roots as she was born in Barceloneta and took communion in the San Felipe Cathedral. Hector was very helpful in setting this up, tailoring our tour to our needs, and he offered a very pretty drive and education of sites along the way. You cannot go wrong with Hector; great guide, and a good man!
Fred Van CleaveUnited States
Hector was fabulous! He is the guide you need to learn about Puerto Rico and her history. I was with my wife and 89 year old Mother-In-Law (who was born in Puerto Rico) and SHE even learned things she never knew. Hector was well studied, very friendly, and was even a very good driver--required for getting around Old San Juan. He started the day off with a gorgeous drive through beach towns, teaching about the history and different cultures, then he took us to the Bacardi Factory and old San Juan. Perfect!
Matthew DanahyTampa, FLORIDA, United States
Hector is an excellent guide. We had several hours in San Juan after we returned from a cruise and he gave us a custom tour of old San Juan and the nearby beaches. We were traveling with teens, and he kept them interested and engaged.At the end of our tour, he drove us to the airport. He is knowledgable, personable, patient and helpful. It was our pleasure to spend time with Hector. I recommend him to you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mr. Danahy a great pleasure to meet you and your beautiful family. Here always at your service! Héctor M.
Ken PolleyUnited States
Rebecca LoasUnited States
Hector is a superior tour guide He shares his knowledge of the rainforest in an interesting manner He customizes your tour according to you interest and walking ability He took us to a popular neighborhood spot for lunch. He helped us order and explained the food items You cannot go wrong with Hector as your tour guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Always at your service Mrs. Loas It was my great pleasure to serve you! Héctor
Leon JanikMechanicsburg, PA, United States
Hector met our group of four at the end of our cruise at the pier. He provided a very enjoyable tour of the Loiza and Pinones Shore area away from where an average tour guide would go. His selection of specific sights to highlight were excellent; an historic cave, beautiful scenic beach, a very talented artist at his home studio and a lunch stop specializing in local cuisine. Hector is extremely knowledgeable of all aspects of the local culture, plants, history & customs. We highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Godbless you guys, thank you all it means a lot to me. It's my great pleasure to serve you well please comeback some other time! Héctor
Judy SpeasUnited States
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
Thomas MartinsenUnited States
We enjoyed our tour with Hector. He was friendly and informative. I think that he made an effort to show us a good time and give us a nice introduction to the island. We stopped twice to try some of the local foods. He drove a large van which was comfortable. He picked us up on time and was easy to contact before our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Always a pleasure to serve you! Hector
Stuart WyckoffPresque Isle, MAINE, United States
Hector was amazing: knowledgeable, patient, kind and entertaining. He went the extra mile to understand our abilities and make our day with him memorable. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to have a great day in San Jusn.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Always a pleasure to serve you guys! Keep practicing those vocals. Héctor
Sarah WeigleUnited States
Hector custom tailored our tour with remarkable ease and limitless knowledge of the local geography and botany. While we saw a few of the traditional "tourist" attractions, the bulk of the tour focused on unique and less trafficked places. Our hike to the observation tower atop the Rainforest was all we hoped for and more. Thanks to Hector's knowledge and outgoing nature we had an enjoyable, entertaining and memorable day. The tour delivered far more than we could have anticipated. Hector was great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my complete pleasure to serve you guys. Thank you!