1. Do you offer any kind of group discounts?
Sorry, no discounts.
2. Can we drive to the Adventure site?
No. There are no parking areas at the Adventure site. Also, your presence is needed on our bus so that we can pass out equipment, give you important information, and generally prepare you for your arrival at the site.
3. What is the minimum age to participate?
4. What is the maximum age to participate?
There is no maximum age limit, but most participants around the age of 60 (even very active ones) usually cannot keep up the pace, cope with the harsh terrain and regularly do not complete the Adventure. This usually slows everyone down and can a safety hazard.
5. I am 19 years old. Do I need a parent’s signature on the release form?
Yes, in Puerto Rico the legal age as an adult is 21. One of your parents must be present to sign the PMR Form (Personal, Medical & Release Form), and a staff member must witness the signing. Furthermore, one of the parents or an adult assigned by the parent must accompany you on the Adventure. If the parent is not present to fill the PMR Form the morning of the Adventure, the Guardian Authorization Form and the PMR Form are required. By not providing the correct information in the Reservation Form the minor will not be allowed to participate and will not receive a refund. ID may be required.
6. What kind of footwear should I wear?
Light hiking boots with good friction are the best. Sneakers are satisfactory. Socks are a must, without them the sand will grind your feet. No shoes with elastic cords or without laces. Do not wear water booties, aqua shoes, Five Fingers, Keen, Teva or any similar sandals; the mud will suck them off. Leave at home those old boots that have been sitting in your closet a long time, they will come apart, trust us.
7. Since there are two major meeting places, how do I decide which one is best for me?
Putting it simply, the best meeting place for you is the one that is closest to your home or hotel. The principal meeting place is at the Window to the Sea Park at #1054 Ashford Ave. Condado, San Juan. If you have the choice, meeting in San Juan is much better; you will have more fun.
8. What do you consider overweight?
We want everyone to enjoy an Adventure day so we keep things as flexible as possible concerning the weight issue. A 250-pound person less than six feet tall may be consider overweight according to standard height-weight ratios. However, if that person is regularly active, then he or she could be allowed to participate. By contrast, a person of the exact same height and weight who is laboriously huffing and puffing after the first 15 minutes of a fast steep hike, is obviously NOT in good shape and can not participate. Another thing to consider is the waist and thigh size. These should not exceed 42” waist and 26” thigh.
9. I don’t know how to swim. Can I still participate?
10. How far in advance should I make my reservation?
We take up to 16 participants per adventure, so keep track of the spaces available on the reservation calendar. Online reservations are unpredictible. Summer and winter are high season, at least three weeks in advance is recommended.
11. If the Adventure is cancelled, will I receive a refund?
Yes, if Aventuras Tierra Adentro, Inc. cancels the Adventure, you will receive a total refund or credit.
12. Why do we start so early?
In Puerto Rico the orographic effect is the norm. Hot humid air is pushed by the trade winds up the mountains. This change of elevation is enough to cool the air and lower its humidity retention capacity. Condensation follows and precipitation happens. In summary you do not want to be caught in a flash flood. Safety first, sleeping second.
13. Why minors up to 15 years old can not participate?
The adventure has some sections (vias ferrata climbing) where you are making your own clips for about 300 feet. In other words, people will have there own life in their own hands, literally!We will provide training and gear. All participants need to be capable of learning, be alert and make quick decision. Similar to driving and base on many years of experience our personal has evaluate and agreed on 16 old as the minimum age to participate.