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El Yunque's hidden gems

Río Grande, Puerto Rico

Experience hosted by Shirley

5 hoursHosted in Spanish and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 3 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

Prepare yourselves to immerse into parts of the Rainforest that you won't see up in the touristy area! You will have the opportunity to sumerge in crystal clear waters, admire the most colorful of sceneries, enjoy beautiful waterfalls, natural springs and swimming areas. We will explore around 2 rivers and ravines that are not usually overcrowded by tourists, filled with magical spots and views where we will spend the afternoon. This experience it's full of adventure and adrenaline: We will climb some rocks, hike, get muddy feet, soak up a lot of sun, and be one with nature for a couple of hours, for which I strongly recommend having some basic hiking experience.

Remember that this experience takes place in a Rainforest, so the weather may sometimes not be on our side.

Other things to note:
Remember that having a good physical condition would be ideal.
Bring extra clothing!
Using sunblock it's highly recommended.
Boots, water shoes or hiking shoes are highly recommended also.
Make sure to bring towels!
Prepare yourselves to immerse into parts of the Rainforest that you won't see up in the touristy area! You will have the opportunity to sumerge in crystal clear waters, admire the most colorful of sceneries, enjoy beautiful waterfalls, natural springs and swimming areas. We will explore around 2 rivers and ravines that are not usually overcrowded by tourists, filled with magical spots and views where we will spend the afternoon. This experience i…

What's included

  • Drinks
    There will be a small cooler with at least 2 bottles of ICE COLD water for...

Meet your host, Shirley

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 106 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Greetings adventurers! my name is Shirley.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico; Nature enthusiast, adventure connoisseur, & tourism graduate.

Throughout the years, life has given me the opportunity to explore & discover some of the most pristine and beautiful spots inside our island. My extensive knowledge of the forest goes hand in hand with my constant desire to connect with nature.
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From $75
/ person
Fri, Apr 16
$80 per person
$80 per person
Mon, May 10
$75 per person
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Join 2 other guests
$75 per person

Where you'll be

We will visit a couple of rivers in the forest, not very known or frecuented by regular tourists. This part of the forest it's mostly visited by locals and explorers, since it's not in the touristy zone.

***Remember that this experience does not include transportation to the meeting point,
but it can be provided for parties of 3 or less for an additional charge***
When every adventurer arrives to the meeting point, we will greet and then proceed to drive to the areas we will be exploring.
Mariah
March 2021
Literally the best experience I could of had during my time in Puerto Rico. She knows the rainforest inside and out and her love for the forest is overwhelming. If you’re thinking about booking this experience, trust me it’s worth it and I can’t wait for future experiences with her as my guide!
Literally the best experience I could of had during my time in Puerto Rico. She knows the rainforest inside and out and her love for the forest is overwhelming. If you’re thinking…
Nicole
March 2021
I would rate this 10 stars if I could. Shirley really gets you involved in the magic of the rainforest. She wants you to see what most people pass on by. I love that she keeps her groups small for safety and engagement. Best part of my trip to Puerto Rico!
I would rate this 10 stars if I could. Shirley really gets you involved in the magic of the rainforest. She wants you to see what most people pass on by. I love that she keeps her…
Ilene
March 2021
This is a must do experience if you are traveling to Puerto Rico. You will not find another guide and host with as much passion, knowledge, and love for her island as Shirley. She was extremely personable, shared such amazing stories of her adventures, educated us on the island, El Yunque, and the beauty around us. She was highly educatucated and had so much information to share regarding all things nature around us and so much more! This is one of the most authentic trips I've been on and am I'm extremely grateful to Shirley for the tailored experience she provided my husband and I. She truly took us to a gem. Bonus! She takes pictures! You can truly sit back and enjoy the experience and be provided with priceless captured moments. Thank you so much Shirley for this experience! I can't wait to go back and tour with you again. You have truly made me fall in love with Puerto Rico :)
This is a must do experience if you are traveling to Puerto Rico. You will not find another guide and host with as much passion, knowledge, and love for her island as Shirley. She…
Eleni
March 2021
Shirley had a lot of neat stories and facts about the rain forest and growing up in Puerto Rico. my trip was better for having done this experience!
Christian
March 2021
Shirley is amazing. Not only was the experience breathtaking, Shirley also knows loads of information about the rainforest and Puerto Rico , you don't want to miss out on this experience with Shirley!!
Marilyn
March 2021
We had a private tour. we loved how knowledgeable she was with the history of anything we asked about the island. Loved how much she loves nature just like us. she was so cool and down to earth.

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Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Bathing suit, closed shoes (hiking boots, water shoes, etc), spare and additional clothes to change (you will probably get diiiiirty), Sunblock, snacks, TOWELS! (Very imporant)