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El Yunque's hidden gems

Río Grande, Puerto Rico

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Experience hosted by Shirley

5 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

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…

Shirley's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Drinks
    There will be a small cooler with at least 2 bottles of ICE COLD water for...
From $75
/ person
Tue, Jan 26
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$75 per person
$75 per person
Wed, Jan 27
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$75 per person
$75 per person
Thu, Jan 28
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$75 per person
$75 per person

Meet your host, Shirley

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 91 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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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.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 91 reviews.

Trevor
January 2021
I booked this experience with the hopes to gain an authentic exploration of the rainforest as opposed to a tourist trap. That is exactly what we got and more! Shirley is extremely knowledgable, personable, and her passion for providing these experiences is unmatched! We had such an amazing time with Shirley that we decided last minute to go on another experience with her. We are grateful to have met Shirley, made such incredible memories, and witness breathtaking scenery that she has discovered throughout her life. I will definitely be in touch with Shirley on my next trip to PR!!
I booked this experience with the hopes to gain an authentic exploration of the rainforest as opposed to a tourist trap. That is exactly what we got and more! Shirley is extremely…
Anjali
December 2020
This is definitely better than the touristy way to explore el yunque. The locations are beautiful and the hike is rewarding. Shirley knows a lot about the area of the forest and is very knowledgeable about the flaura and fauna. She also takes amazing pictures and videos of you during the hike. Definitely very very worth it!
This is definitely better than the touristy way to explore el yunque. The locations are beautiful and the hike is rewarding. Shirley knows a lot about the area of the forest and is…
Ashley A.
December 2020
Great adventure! Shirley is knowledge, nice and really about this life. She's a great host, HIGHLY recommend the experience if you don't want to visit the crowded toursity side of El yunque
Liz
December 2020
The highlight of my trip! Shirley is an awesome, experienced guide. You can tell that she loves being in nature, and she leads you with confidence. I can see her being an excellent guide for people who may be less experienced with hiking, as she is able to tailor the experience based on your preferences. She also takes great photos for you. I highly recommend this experience!
The highlight of my trip! Shirley is an awesome, experienced guide. You can tell that she loves being in nature, and she leads you with confidence. I can see her being an excellent…
Caro
December 2020
Shirley was amazing! I loved the experience and can’t wait to do it again. This was truly a highlight to my life and I will probably never forget the time I spent in the Yunque rainforest. Thank you for making it so special, couldn’t recommend enough!
Shirley was amazing! I loved the experience and can’t wait to do it again. This was truly a highlight to my life and I will probably never forget the time I spent in the Yunque rai…
Gisneiry
November 2020
I’ve always wanted to experience El Yunque, and Shirley made this experience amazing. From her enthusiasm, passion, story telling, and sense of comfortability in the rainforest I would recommend this excursion to everyone. I will definitely be coming back to explore of this beautiful with Shirley. Btw she’s great at capturing great pictures!!!!
I’ve always wanted to experience El Yunque, and Shirley made this experience amazing. From her enthusiasm, passion, story telling, and sense of comfortability in the rainforest I w…

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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)