This excursion was probably the highlight of a great week in Puerto Rico. We did the full-day tour, and luckily, no one else had booked a trip. so our family of four had basically a private excursion. It's hard to exactly describe the whole trip and do it justice. It includes rock climbing, hiking, rappelling, traversing a waterfall, zip lining, cliff jumping, cable bridges across canyons, swimming, a natural rock water slide, amazing views, and more. I had some trepidation going in, because I'm not the bravest person in the world, but was never really concerned once we got going.
Our guides, Luis and Jonathan, were fantastic. They were extremely safety conscious, so we felt completely safe and in good hands throughout all the activities. In addition, they were very personable, and even took pictures of us throughout the day on their phones, and then sent them to us when we were done.
Now for a few things that you should definitely know about this activity:
1. It's physically demanding, slippery, and some of it will be scary to some people. You're able to opt out of most of the activities, but if you aren't ready to exert yourself and do some things that look scary, you probably shouldn't do it. You don't need to be in tiptop shape to do this, but it does require some strength, especially the rock climbing early in the excursion.
2. They recommend long pants, long sleeves, and sneakers, and I agree completely. You might get scraped up against the rocks, and it's good to have your skin protected. Don't wear cotton, because you are going to get wet.
3. Bring a small backpack with food. They don't provide any food, and you'll be out for 5-6 hours. You'll work up an appetite. The guides handle the backpacks in areas where it's too wet or dangerous for you to hold them.
4. Be prepared to wait if you're part of a larger group. There's a lot of prep for some of the activities, and for many of them, people go one at a time, There were only four of us, so it wasn't an issue, but I could see it being a slog with a lot of people.