Searching for other experiences, we were made aware of a river adventure taking place in the Autonomous Municipality of Caguas where we could practice waterfall rappelling and ziplines. This is how we arrived at San Salvador Community and met our guides Diego and Hector, who advised us about the equipment and the details of the excursion that we were about to begin. Once ready, we started our journey up river, taking advantage of the stair like formation of the rocks, with crystal clear water flowing between them, attesting to the greatness of nature. During our travel our guides took time to identify for us the plants that we were seeing.
Reaching our final destiny, at the height of about an 80 feet waterfall, we started a rappelling. The sensation of the water falling on you as you descend was something mystical and emotional. Afterwards, we embark down river (always with the assistance and security of our guides) until we reach the ziplines. Upon completing the adventure, the guides took us to Mrs. Benencia Vega’s Family home, who delighted us with a Creole lunch and plenty of family kindness.
The objective is to foster community Integration in ecotourism activities and cultural exchange with one of the guides’ family. This was a different river visit experience; it offered trusted security and family thoughtfulness. Coordinated through Rocaliza Company it can be experience by adventurous over 12 years of age. This company also offers courses in rappelling and climbing. For more details you can contact (787)268-0101.
Quote from a River’s Adventurer
My first rappelling and zip line experience was superb. Due to my fear of heights I never would have imagined doing such a thing; but I am proud that I gained the courage to try it. The opportunity of accomplishing something extreme while coming in contact with nature proves that in Puerto Rico we can enjoy different activities as we learn about its enchantment.