Visiting Puerto Rico (Waterfalls, Caverns, Ziplining, Snorkeling)
Snorkeling 9 years ago 145,823 views
My awesome first trip to Puerto Rico. Definitely a unique experience Ill remember for a lifetime. There were so many things I couldnt take videos of, like snorkeling underwater or visiting the Bio-Bay. I wish I would have took a video of us driving the back roads in Puerto Rico, where theyre only one car wide with hairpin turns. That in itself was an adventure. Playa Montones in Isabela was a gorgeous, remote, and practically vacant, beach. Beautiful reefs full of tropical fish surounded the area, making it possible to snorkel 20 feet from shore. The waterfalls I visited were along the Gozalandia River, or Casacada Gozalandia, near San Sebastian. Great off-the-beaten-path spot to visit. Only locals know about it. The waterfall is near 90 feet high, and some people cliff jump it. There is also a small underwater cave, which is fun to explore. The Caverns of the Camuy River, or Cuevas de Camuy, was a great place to explore. My phone isnt the greatest camera in the world, so the videos are dark. The Camuy River runs about 200 feet below the main cavern, Cueva Clara, carving it out. Great tourist location. We went snorkeling off the fishing village of La Parguera. Alot of reefs off the coast. The fish were huge and vibrantly colored. I even held a couple sea cucumbers and sea dollars. The tour guides were awesome, handing out beer for everyone, and offering us free chicken dinners. It was one big family atmosphere. The same tour guides took us to the Bioluminescent Bay that night a couple miles away, and actually let us swim in it! I probably shouldnt have said that, because it is illegal. But, millions of glowing plankton float in from the Atlantic, become trapped in a bay, and light up when they sense danger. I was literally floating in a sea of light. Ziplining in El Yunque was a blast. The guides were awesome, explaining everything as they went. Not very intense, but fun nonetheless. We scaled a small waterfall, ate termites, and ziplined 6 lines in the middle of a rainforest. Trip was a blast. If you couldnt find the recurring theme in the video, the natural elements are the best parts of Puerto Rico. Definitely going back in the future.