Seeking unique adventures in Puerto Rico? Look no further.
Most people that travel to Puerto Rico enjoy spending their time lying on the beach and shopping by day, and club-hopping at all the hot spots at night. Beautiful beaches, unique shops, and a spectacular club scene can make your trip very enjoyable. However, if you are looking for something a bit more-adventurous, you might want to take your trip underground. (Yes, you read that right, underground!) One of the most intriguing and unique adventures in Puerto Rico includes exploring the spellbinding Rio Camuy cave system.
The truly adventurous will have an unforgettable experience exploring Angeles Cave-an adventure that National Geographic has named on its “500 of the World’s Greatest Trips”. The tour is not for the faint of heart, as the terrain is physically demanding, with rappeling, climbing, and swimming as part of the tour. Zip-lines, cables and ladders are used to explore the area above and inside the cave system.
The tour begins with a series of zip-lines that carry you over the sinkhole of the cave system, eventually lowering you into the darkness of the subterranean adventure. The scenery during your zip-line is breathtaking; tropical birds, a cool mist, and a rolling river will surround you.
The most exciting part of your adventure begins once you enter the cave. Impressive chambers boast incredible stalactites, stalagmites, unique rock formations formed from calcite water drippings, and fossils of ancient sea creatures. The rolling river extends into the underground area and the brilliant, shimmering pools of water will astound you.
During your adventure you will partake in mud slides, rock-climbing, body rafting, swimming through the subterranean river, and adrenaline-pumping jumps over intense darkness-all while learning the fascinating history of this underground wonderland.
While no special or technical experience is required for this unique adventure, it is helpful to be in good physical shape, as the tour is challenging. If you are afflicted with any type of cardiac, muscular, or respiratory ailments, it would be best to avoid these tours and enjoy the many other adventures that Puerto Rico offers.
A few quick tips:
- It is important to dress appropriately; quick-drying synthetic fabrics are best, as they don’t get weighed down with so much water.
- Light hiking boots or sneakers are recommended for the difficult terrain.
Please feel free to contact us to learn more about the exciting adventures awaiting you in Puerto Rico!