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You have to note that this is not a treacherous boat ride. We weren't sure what to expect, thinking it was white water rafting, until we met our captain and his bamboo raft. Soon after, we were visited by the "floating bar", a local rafter...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank matt_love1084
Reviewed November 6, 2018

It's a bit of a drive to Port Antonio but the cruise down the Rio Grande is worth it. The bamboo raft looks rickety but once I got used to it I relaxed while watching the scenery go by. Definitely worth the trip.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mwhite4823
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

I went with a decent amount of people. On the way they had a floating bar that provided drinks for us. They allowed us to stop at a safe place for swimming, for lunch there was a riverside restaurant they had foods like janga(basically a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank sahaipanton
Reviewed August 16, 2018

It's not a short trip so don't be in a hurry. Sit back and enjoy the scenery, cool off in the river and enjoy the freshness of it all. Austin was our guide and he was amazing. (hope I'm remembering his name right) :)

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lboogie1001
Reviewed August 6, 2018

good place to visit, for adveture and other water sport activity. just have fun and truck through forest

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jubinb2017
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Buy your tickets at Rafter's Rest, located at the mouth of the Rio Grande. The office will arrange for a taxi to take you to the launch point up in the mountain, for a fee of $2000JD per taxi. Be sure to carry water, a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bnclee
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely enjoyed the bamboo raft ride down the river, taking in the views of the hills and mountains and listening to the river running over the rocks. Our captain Louis was awesome - absolutely recommend booking with him - call (876) 892-3990!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robynette H
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Really nice attraction but needs serious attention in terms of fixing up. This place have the potential of becoming 1 of Jamaica's favorite excursions. I enjoy the raft and the tour guide was very helpful.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Shernette G
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a nice , peaceful thing to do where you can chill , this is the activity to do. You can swim in this clear soft water river at any time. Your guide do all the work for you and the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Peaceluvin
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The rafting down the Rio Grande is a once in a lifetime experience. I did it with my visiting niece and grand-niece and it was enjoyed by all three generations. Calm, peaceful, no intrusions except for birds. The raftsman had years of experience and we...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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linkette
August 30, 2017|
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Response from Allis245 | Reviewed this property |
We were lucky and we dd it when it was cloudy, so it was okay. I could not imagine spending 4 hours under the sun though. If so, bring a hat or an umbrella, to avoid getting sunburtn. From what I remember, unless clods cover... More
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L_M_Saggs
August 19, 2016|
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Yes. You can go right to the operator and get right on the rafts. There were people on the road that kept directing us to the office. Beware. There were some people that told us not to join to the office,they wanted us to... More
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Camila M
March 19, 2016|
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Response from Elmar G | Reviewed this property |
There is a hotel right at the river mouth, on a hill with a beautiful view on the river and to the sea. Good place to start the "rafting" there. Prices are about 60$ a tour, if you do not like to negotiate. Some guys try to... More
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Michielev
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
Best Beach condos in North East PR (6 Replies)
We are going to PR next summer, and I am currently looking for a condo. I want a condo that is beach front or at least a short walking distance to the beach (maybe 150 yards or less). I am thinking of Rio Grande right now. I see there are 3 condo complexes just east of Rio Mar that would work. But, I have read that the ocean there can be rough. Are there nice beach front condos in Luquillo or Fajardo that have better beach access or better beaches/water? Thanks!
August 13, 2012|
Response fromcammiedog|
We are staying in Luquillo in September. Beachfront Condo. It's our first trip to PR and it looks like a nice area. Playa Azul is the name of the place.
Socalgalz123
Portland, Oregon
Last few questions (6 Replies)
Our family of 5 (3 girls ages 4, 12, 14) are heading to PR on Tuesday and staying in a Wyndham condo in Rio Grande. Can't wait! We had a few questions I can't find recent answers to: 1. Recommendations on inexpensive family restaurants nearby (not planning to go to onsite restaurants often) and grocery stores. Prefer local cuisine whenever we get the chance! 2. We have our own snorkel gear, but were wondering if we should bring it. From what I've read the only snorkeling is in Fajardo...More
August 02, 2012|
Response fromdolphingvp|
Look for Bakeries near by. Several are listed on Tripadvisor. Great for breakfast and they do things like sausage baked in a roll for lunch. Remember fast food chains are everywhere. I would bring the gear because some places can really hit you hard for a rental fee. Visa is basically excepted everywhere unless your at a roadside truck in which case its cash only. With small kids, I would not do much off the beaten track stuff, purely based on accessibility.
vjbradley
New Hampshire
Need help planning 2nd trip to PR! (2 Replies)
Hi! My family of 4 (2 children ages 15 and 12) visited PR 2 years ago and loved it! At that time, we rented Villa Sevilla in Rio Grande, not far from the rainforest. Sadly, Wally and Marina no longer own it and it's not being rented any longer. The first trip we went to El Yunque, the Biobay, Luquillo Beach and the kiosks, horseback riding, Old San Juan and the forts....we did a lot but there's so much more to see! We're coming at the end of February. I'm trying to decide where to...More
November 30, 2014|
Response fromparis7002|
If you already found a good price on airfare, I would strongly recommend that you go ahead and make the purchase. Flight prices change by so often, it's best to secure a reasonable rate. You can always find your lodging later. With so many hotels and rentals, you won't have a problem finding a place to stay. Because everything you want is so far apart, I think San Juan is the most convenient area for you. Rincon is located almost 3 hours west of San Juan, and as you already know, the east...More