Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in San-Juan-Puerto-Rico by Tour Guide Héctor C. (Guide #14414)


Leon Janik

Mechanicsburg, PA, United States
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Tour: #670863, Custom Coastal Drive - Puerto Rico with local private guide, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 29/20

This is the second time we have used Hector for tours in the San Juan, PR area. He is extremely knowledgeable, very flexible, and a great sense of humor. Email communication prior to the trip was always responded to immediately. Both times he met us on time as scheduled. His van was clean and in good condition. We had 6 people in our group this trip and all were extremely pleased with him. If you are looking for an excellent guide in Puerto Rico, we highly recommend him. Lee J - Mechanicsburg, PA

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Awesome always my great pleasure! Hector C

Karen Ward

United States
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Tour: #670863, Custom Coastal Drive - Puerto Rico with local private guide, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 27/20

Our group of 6 spent the day with Hector during a cruise ship stop in San Juan. We had a GREAT time and would highly recommend this guide. He was truly a wealth of information about San Juan, the fort, and current events shaping this beautiful place. He adapted the tour to align with our interests. We enjoyed his easygoing, friendly personality. His vehicle was quite comfortable and we had plenty of space for our group. Thank you, Hector!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias Mrs. Ward always my great pleasure! Hector C

Anne Franklin

United States
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Tour: #287180, Rainforest at your own pace - Private tour, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 20/20

Our tour of the rainforest was excellent. Hector's knowledge of the history of the area was very interesting and added a lot to the tour. He also was extremely well versed in the various types of trees, other vegetation and birds we saw while on the tour. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Puerto Rico.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Always a great pleasure to serve you guys! Hector C

Anne Franklin

United States
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Tour: #196779, Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 17/20

We were a family of eight with an age range of 13 to 76. Hector was able to keep everyone interested while giving us a history lesson and a taste of San Juan today. We would not hesitate to sign up with him again on our next trip to Puerto Rico.

Sonya McLeod

United States
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Tour: #287180, Rainforest at your own pace - Private tour, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 14/20

Touring the rainforest with Hector was an awesome experience! Hector was prompt, personable, flexible & laid back. We laughed & talked the whole day with him. He's very knowledgeable about the rainforest & happily shared all he knew with us as we hiked. He also took us to a secluded spot along the river popular w/locals where we were about to just enjoy the quiet beauty surrounding us. After the hike we had a delicious lunch at a popular local restaurant. I highly recommend booking Hector as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Always my greatest pleasure tu serve you! Hector C

Francine Dubiski

United States
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Tour: #196780, Rainforest and Old San Juan custom tour - Puerto Rico Private tour, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 12/20

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

Mike Kendall

United States
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Tour: #196778, Custom Coastal Drive - Puerto Rico with local private guide, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 29/20

Hector was a great tour guide. He was knowledgeable and flexible in designing our tour to meet our needs. We lived in PR for 4 years and Hector told us things we never knew about the country and the people. We highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Kendall here you have a friend always! Hector C

Deborah W.

Sacramento, CA, United States
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Tour: #670863, Custom Coastal Drive - Puerto Rico with local private guide, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 26/20

We had such a great time with our guide-- Hector!! He is so knowledgeable in Puerto Rico history and culture. This was our second time to visit to San Juan, and second time on a tour with Hector. It was like visiting with an old friend. We highly recommend "Tours by Locals", and especially Hector !!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Always my greatest pleasure to serve you! Hector c

Randy Sandrik

United States
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Tour: #196779, Old San Juan - Private tour, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 22/20

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Randy!

Rosanne Wall

United States
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Tour: #287180, Rainforest at your own pace - Private tour, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 20/20

Hector was amazing. He was there when we were ready to leave. He was very knowledgeable about the rainforest. We had a wonderful time. Thank you Hector and tours by locals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs. Wall here always at your service! Hector C

James Moore

United States
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Tour: #196780, Rainforest custom tour - Puerto Rico Private tour, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 16/20

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

Angel Perez

United States
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Tour: #287180, Rainforest at your own pace - Private tour, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 28/19

Amazing tour and what made this tour so enjoyable was out tour guide Hector, he was absolutely amazing . Get him if u have a chance to choose ur tour guide .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you much love in this new year! Hector C

Steve Weiss

United States
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Tour: #196778, Custom Coastal Drive - Puerto Rico with local private guide, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 20/19

Great tour, great guy

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You guys are great! Thank you Hector C

Michael Gibson

Fairfax, VIRGINIA, United States
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Tour: #196778, Custom Coastal Drive - Puerto Rico with local private guide, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 19/19

Second time with Hector. Great tour. He was very flexible on where we went. Got taste of freshly made local food — fantastic! Definitely will tour with him again

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you much love in this new year! Hector C

Henry Kachelriess

United States
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Tour: #196779, Old San Juan - Private tour, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 8/19

Hector was FANTASTIC! He went far above and beyond to make our tour interesting, informative, and fun. He's both funny and exciting...he knows San Juan so well you become immersed in the city yourself. We enjoyed a great local lunch...I could never thank hector enough for a great tour with a "saving our butts" finish...he'll have to tell you about that. Do yourself a favor and book the best...book Hector!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Kachelriess always my great pleasure!

Jane Owen

United Kingdom
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Tour: #196780, Rainforest custom tour - Puerto Rico Private tour, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 7/19

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 Tenor

United States
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Tour: #177541, Northwestern Adventure - Puerto Rico Private tour, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 2/19

This was our second tour with Hector and was as excellent as the rain forest tour. This tour was customized for us and Hector did and excellent job meeting our wants. I highly recommend these tours with Hector.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Tenor here always at your service! Hector C

Donald Tenor

United States
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Tour: #196780, Rainforest custom tour - Puerto Rico Private tour, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 30/19

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.

Barbara McClellan

United States
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Tour: #196779, Old San Juan - Private tour, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 25/19

Hector was awesome and very helpful with my mother that was 87 and in a wheelchair! Wouldn't hesitate to book a tour with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias Mrs. McClellan! Hector C

Douglas Vinson

Beacon, NY, United States
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Tour: #287180, Rainforest at your own pace - Private tour, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 16/19

What a relaxing day, no rush, safe driver, clean van!!! On time!!! Has a wealth of information!!! The spot for lunch was great Best day ever!!!! My daughter is in wheelchair I was able to carry her and he didn't rush anything!!! What a relaxing day this is the tour to be on!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys you have a friend here always! Hector C

Cathy Wash

United States
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Tour: #196779, Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 11/19

I would give Hector 6 stars if that were an option. Our tour of Old San Juan was wonderful! We only had a few hours between the end of our cruise and our flights home. Hector was extremely knowledgeable and completely flexible about where we wanted to stop and explore. We covered a lot in just a few hours and will definitely contact him again when we return for a longer stay!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs. Wash you guys are always welcome! Hector C

Christy Dillard

United States
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Tour: #196778, Custom Coastal Drive - Puerto Rico with local private guide, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 27/19

Héctor was everything we expected and more! It was a very fun and informative day. Hector was very flexible and had a variety of ideas. The service felt very customized to fit us. His transportation was very clean and comfortable. He took us to a few top-notch local places. By far Héctor exceeded our expectations. We would definitely use his services again and highly recommend him to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys always my great pleasure! Hector C

Ruth Schütz

Switzerland
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Tour: #196780, Rainforest custom tour - Puerto Rico Private tour, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 9/19

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

Ben Isaacs

United States
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Tour: #196779, Old San Juan - Private tour, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 2/19

Hector was the absolute best guide! He kindly picked us up in his air conditioned van at our cruise terminal. He was abundantly knowledgeable, generous with his time, and so exceptionally friendly. We really could not have asked for a better guide for our short visit in Old San Juan. We'd highly recommend this tour to everyone visiting the area. A million thanks to you, Hector!

Melissa McDonald

United States
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Tour: #287180, Rainforest at your own pace - Private tour, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 1/19

Hector was absolutely amazing. His knowledge of the rainforest was impeccable. He was very accommodating to us and made us feel welcome in San Juan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs. McDonald ♥️

Carolyn McClain

United States
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Tour: #196779, Old San Juan - Private tour, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 29/19

This was our second tour with Héctor, again perfect. We walked around Old San Juan and visited the Santa Maria cemetery by the the sea. It is a gorgeous spot full of history . We then toured the Old Fort and the barracks. Afterwards Héctor drove us through the city sharing history and anecdotes. Lunch at a local spot followed by a visit to the farmers market made a perfect day. Héctor is knowledgeable, entertaining and considerate. His tours are excellent and customized to your interests and abilities.

Amanda Eymard

United States
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Tour: #196780, Rainforest custom tour - Puerto Rico Private tour, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 27/19

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 McClain

United States
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Tour: #196780, Rainforest custom tour - Puerto Rico Private tour, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 23/19

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 Baxter

United States
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Tour: #196780, Rainforest custom tour - Puerto Rico Private tour, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 12/19

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

Elizabeth S.

United States
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Tour: #196778, Sotheastern coast and Guavate Puerto Rico with local private guide, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 8/19

our trip was exactly as we asked for, hector went out of his way to make sure we saw what we wanted to see... even going to a local beach and finding fresh fruit off trees for us to taste. I would be willing to book a tour with hector again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Always my great pleasure to serve you guys! Hector C


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