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Guavate Rainforest, River and Pork Highway Tour/wTRANSPORT
No visit to PR is complete without experiencing its gorgeous green mountains, lush trails, and natural river pools; specially, feasting on mouth-watering roasted pork at the roadside eateries of the celebrated Guavate Pork Route, acclaimed by Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmerman. You’ve been to El Yunque, want to know a more genuine side of our Island, be the only small group enjoying the spectacular nature, instead of stuck in hordes of tourists? Look no further. Ride a private vehicle from San Juan on a scenic drive up to the Island’s central mountains, thru stunning landscapes. Stop to sample tropical fruit smoothies, homemade pastries, or delicious Puerto Rican coffee. Continue up the famous Pork Highway, thru a Forest located over 2,500 ft above sea level. Take an easy walk through a verdant trail and be awed by the 204 species of tropical trees, flowers and palms. After 10 min reach the famous Swimming Hole, where you can enjoy the pristine water. Continue thru breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea, to a little-known spot where we’ll hike 15 min to incredible waterfalls and river pools. Swim, float and bask in the jungle atmosphere at leisure. Finally, stop for lunch at the world-famous “lechoneras”, savor the delicious roast pork, and other tasty local specialties. After an amazing day in the authentic Puerto Rican countryside, ride back to our meeting place in SJU.
Party in El Calentón like a Boricua
Let me take you to experience the nightlife of Puerto Rico like a true Boricua! This island has so many hidden gems that tourist don’t know about because many of them are experienced better with a local to guide you through it. Let me be that local, because I will treat you like a long time friend and make you have the best vacations here in El calentón! Before we start your experience we can meet beforehand to plan, so for this reason I advice to contact me before booking for any questions regarding the experience or the places we are going to.The length of the experience varies by group, so it is subject to change if you wish to do so. First we will meet (or I’ll pick you up for an extra fee depending on your location and group size) in one of Puerto Rico’s most famous nightlife strips where you can enjoy your night and avoid looking around for the best bars because I will take you to them! After we spend our night there we can move only a couple of blocks away to La Placita, one of the most visited and popular places for nightlife! If you’re up for it we will end our night in Old San Juan so you can have a full view of the most popular places in PR! Straight great vibes and attitudes, most of us ricans are very friendly and love meeting new people, so don’t be scared! Try it!
Body Rafting™ & Caving ∙Nature Reserve
Enjoy a beautiful hike through the mountains, visit a spectacular river cave and practice Body Rafting™ among towering canyons in a private nature reserve located in the mountainous Northwest Puerto Rico. You will be hosted by passionate interpreters at a traditional mountain cottage. After being outfitted with life vests and helmets, you'll hike through native bush, appreciate wildlife and explore the fascinating landscape of this area, which was the Atlantic Ocean floor. Then, a magical pause. Lay down in the ground keeping a safe physical distance, and appreciate silence while listening to birds and learning about the biodiversity of the jungle. Next, you will traverse a huge open water cave and learn fascinating stories of the Taíno Indian culture. See how water has sculpted these beautiful limestone caverns throughout history. Then, go Body Rafting™, our unique way to float downstream among the towering canyons fed by underground springs. Back at the cottage, relax and enjoy sipping local beer or beverages, while looking at memorable photos taken by your hosts, your new friends :) Note: Your safety and health are our priority. We are taking extra care and precautions to safeguard the health of our guests. We always wear face masks, observe social distancing guidelines, and strictly follow regulations. For any questions, please contact me at any time. Stay safe! Mimi Other things to note Meeting time: 7:30 am│You must be agile, in good shape.│All hosts and guests will undergo a temperature check at our meeting place. If anyone is running a temperature of more than 100.4° F, that person will not be allowed to participate, per CDC guidelines.│Must wear a face mask at all time.
All inclusive Three in One Cave, Mountain, and Beach Tour
Join me on a one of a kind sight-seeing experience as we explore the most beautiful views of Puerto Rico! See caves, mountains, and beaches, as well as try local foods, and learn a little local history, all with an experienced and local guide! First, we will explore Cuevo Del Indio, a pre-historic rock site located near Arecibo, on the northwest corner of PR. Here we will view rock formations and caves, as well as petroglyphs made by the native people of Puerto Rico, Tainos, and see where some of your favorite pirate movies have been filmed! Next, we will head inland towards the beautiful mountainous regions of the Island, to my home town, Ciales. Here I will treat you to some of my favorite local snacks while we take in the gorgeous mountain views (EPIC photo ops!), as well as visit a small local museum focusing on local agriculture, which features mainly coffee production. Next we head back up to the coast to view one of the most gorgeous natural pool beaches in all of Puerto Rico, Mar Chiquita. This half moon shaped beach is created by two large limestone outcroppings creating a small opening for water to come into the beach. This allows for gorgeous turquoise waters, and a visually stunning scene ! As we head back from our experience, we will cruise along the northern coast of the island, viewing coast line almost the entire way back to San Juan!
Beach caves and river waterfalls tour
We will star the day with visiting and enjoy caves by the shore of the Atlantic Ocean. The PuertoRican north coast it’s filled with this ocean rock. There’s going to be chilling at the beach too in between the 2 caves visiting.hiking it’s combined with the beach and we will finish at the waterfalls the perfect day for hikers and outdoors lovers.from meeting point it’s an hour drive. First upon arrival we will hike les than 15 mins over the sea caves there is petroglyphs carve by the native Taino Indians. There is also archies that appeared in movies like pirates of the Caribbean wonderful views. We will be there for 2 hours or as long the group want then we will visit and finish and a water fall there 2 of them one requires no hiking and the other one and bigger only 10 mins hike. The place used to be a hydro electric plant in the 1930s.
San Juan Nightlife with Roberto
Welcome to beautiful Puerto Rico! I'm your host, Roberto. As a passionate local and self proclaimed dancer, I love sharing my favorite spots in the vibrant city of San Juan with visitors. Each night is a new adventure as we explore an area of the city(Rio Piedras, Miramar, Calle Loiza, Old San Juan, Santurce), selected daily based on the best live music and DJ club experiences. Get ready to let loose and have fun - and if you're feeling daring, I'd be happy to teach you some salsa, merengue, bachata, or reggaetón moves to impress your friends back home, or maybe you can teach me, who knows ! Are you ready for this? Lets go ! Please dress in a way that makes you feel your best, but keep in mind that comfort is important. It is recommended to avoid wearing high heels. If you have any questions feel free to message me anytime. You can find me on IG as @robeltropical … Thank you for choosing this experience. I am excited to meet you in the near future.
Cave Tubing and Zipline Adventure
(PLEASE: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE IN GOOD/EXCELLENT SHAPE FOR THIS EXCURSION AND NOT AFRAID OF HEIGHTS OR BEING DEEP WATERS) Max weight 230. In this Adventure you will visit the Tanama river in the Arecibo area. It starts with a hike down a muddy, slippery and rocky trail to the river(1.5 miles of hard hiking). We will arrive to the top of a cave and do a 250 ft long zipline that will take your breath away with the view. Here is where most participants rest a while for the next activity. When we are all set we will hike upstream to a huge cave and then jumped into the refreshing water. We will enter the caves and we will see some amazing water curtains and springs. At the exit of the second cave we do a small stop and you will have the option of submerging into the water to visit a secret cave. Tour isn’t over yet. Now the guides will show you the best tricks to do the white water tubing. While you are in the white water tubing you will pass some rapids and also some amazing canons all the way until you get to the third and last cave. At the exit of this cave you will do a small climb and the hike back to the cars. Duration 4-6 hours. Other things to note Don't let the beautiful sights fool you. This adventure is for real adventure and nature lover only. Please do NOT daydream. If you are not sure that you don't qualify you probably don't.
Glassblowing on a tropical island
While vacationing on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Guests can have the experience to have a private glassblowing class with a Master Glassblower. And take a beautiful souvenir cratered in by you in Puerto Rico. For an extra charge, guests can be picked up and dropped off back at their location. The guest will tour true the glass studio and the glass Gallery right next to the studio. We offer from beginner classes to advance classes if you've never even seen a glassblowing torch to people that want to improve their skills in the art of glass. The student will finish the class with a glass art piece that is a souvenir to remember the beautiful travels in Puerto Rico.
St Gria - Sangria Tasting Experience
Discover St.Gría! The first Sangria Factory in the Capital of Puerto Rico. You'll be fascinating with our Sangria Tasting Experience. The tasting experience includes 1 Signature Cup as a gift and 3 refills of your favorite St.Gría. Sangría Menu: 1. Sparkling Wine Sangría 2. Whisky Sangría 3. Vodka Ginger Sangría Point to highlight: Sangrías are Vegan Friendly & Gluten Free. Yes! You can taste 1 cup of each sangría while enjoy good music in the heart of San Juan. The experience does not include food, but we have dips, chips, and many more stuff you can buy when you visit us. St.Gría is open to public Fridays 4-10pm and Saturdays 1-9pm.
Bachata Party & Cocktail for Beginners
We will make sure that you spend an spectacular evening with us. When our guest arrive at our place they will feel in a very pleasant atmosphere. That's the time to select a cocktail or beer. Then we pass to the air conditioning room prepared so that the heat of the Caribbean does not take away your energy. We will learn the basics steps of Bachata, somes turns and more. After that is time to party! The lights goes out and we will feel the experience of being in a real Bachata party in Puerto Rico dancing and enjoying a great time. Note: The price is per person. Each participant must reserve a space.
Peaceful &Exotic Waterfall Cave Swim
☼ Moderately challenging, STEEP, muddy, rock terrain. » SECLUDED, PRIVATE TOUR OF 3. » This is the tour you book when you're looking to avoid any crowded touristy spots! RARE location few get to see. My personable and RELAXING SWIM tours might be for you! ☼ Rare location, away from crowds. If you're looking to disconnect and swim in privacy at a truly secluded river, this might be for you! A PEACEFUL adventure at a hidden spot. Experience is all about RELAXATION. » When we arrive, we do 2 trails. 1st, we will do a STEEP mud trail that descends to a beautiful spot where you can swim in 2 natural pools and soak in 2 mid sized waterfalls! ☼ After that, we do a ROCKY path climb to our main attraction : A lush jungle cave, with natural pools, and waterfalls! This trail could be challenging, as it requires some muddy rock climbing. » I can also take your photos and videos along the way, so you'll have beautiful memories of your day! You'll be guided all the way, & I will be sharing my knowledge of the location and its variety of tropical plants. * ONLY for those looking to SWIM in a river. These Waters are usually 70* F year round. * NO FLIP FLOPS (Hiking boots / Sneakers ok) * PACK LIGHTLY! Trails are slippery and STEEP!
Puerto Rican Salsa Party & Cocktail for Beginners
When our guest arrive at our place they will know the teachers and they will feel in a very pleasant atmosphere. Our guests will be able to select between a cocktail or beer to be delivered at the end of the class. Also a bottle of water is included that will be delivered at the beginning of the experience. Then we pass to the air conditioning room where we will learn about the theory of the Puerto Rican Salsa and culture, basic steps, turns and more. If the client already has knowledge in the dance then he will be able to improve and learn new movements and figures, he will be able to feel the real Puerto Rican elegance, energy and style. Then is time to party! The lights goes out and we will feel the experience of being in a real Salsa party in Puerto Rico dancing and enjoying the Puerto Rican music. Other things to note The experience is even better if each participant bring a dance partner. However this is not mandatory. The experience is mostly for beginners. If the client is already a really experienced Salsa dancer you must contact us to make some arrangements for you.
Peaceful Rainforest Waterfall Swim
☼ Challenging, STEEP, muddy, rock terrain, no trail. » PRIVATE TOUR OF 3. * ONLY for those looking to RELAX / swim at the river. * NO FLIP FLOPS (Hiking boots / Sneakers ok) * PACK LIGHTLY! You'll need your balance! » Subject to weather conditions. ≋ This experience will take you to a peaceful, well hidden, non-crowded, local spot, deep in the rainforest! Enjoy a rare, secluded area away from crowds! We'll be exploring 2 river spots, where you can swim, enjoy pure waterfalls and natural pools, I can take great pictures and videos from your mobile, so you can have memories of this unique experience. » After the experience, I will drive you back to the meetup up spot.
Tour all of Puerto Rico, snorkel & foodies
Hi! This tour takes you thru the center mountain range of Puerto Rico to one of it's highest peaks, under the famed Tetas de Cayey, for a photo op in one of the most spectacular views Puerto Rico has to offer - swing and PR flag included. Then we head to the original Fountain of Youth of lore - yes, from conquistador Juan Ponce de León - which is in Coamo, the only hot springs on the Island. Magical waterfalls await in the jungles of northern Juana Díaz. Finishing off with Guánica's beach mangroves, with perfect white sand beaches, lots of wildlife for snorkeling. Pickup location is in San Juan, but 99% of the time I'll pick you up where you are, unless there's different groups and the locations don't match - then we'll all meet in a central place. Don't have breakfast - do it with me! We'll eat like locals do in panaderías. Also, I *love* eating in tasty restaurants, so I try to fit one in always if we have time. If not, we'll get quick roadside food. Locations can vary depending on weather. If it's rainy or hazardous, we'll switch locations and go someplace else where we'll have a better time. Food and activity costs not included ($5pp springs, $10 car access to waterfall, $2pp parking at beach). What are you waiting for? Hit that reserve button! If you have any questions, I'll gladly respond to those in a private message.
Spend the day exploring with a local
The outdoors in Puerto Rico have something to offer to everyone, but sometimes the idea of “fun” ends up getting lost when you have to be in a bus with 15 other people doing touristy stuff. As a traveler, you want to see what the locals see. You want to go to those spots where you can only hear the sounds of the whooshing trees and the running fresh water. You want to swim in refreshing crystal clear rivers, and even hike mountain tops the very same day. In this experience, you will see a side of Puerto Rico that will leave you wanting more. You will experience the raw and unfiltered beauty of the island, and make the best out of the day while exploring with me, a born and raised local explorer. We will meet at the established meeting location, and start our adventure from there. Our first stop will be at a secret river in the center of the island. After a short 10-15 minute hike, you will be able to relax in nature, take a refreshing dip in the water, & put all your worries away under a waterfall. After enjoying our time in the river, we will make our way to the nearest mountain top in town, and start our 25-45 minute hike to the peak (depending on the guests speed). After enjoying the scenery & taking pictures (I will be taking lots of photos/videos & sending them to you at the end!) We will start our hike back down, and return to the original meeting point in the city.