Top three reasons to go on a Puerto Rico retreat
Bring your rock climbing and surfing skills to a new level
More than nine rock climbing locations with various exciting routes
Explore classic climbs ranging from 5.7 to 5.13 and relax with a yoga session
This mountainous island combines the best of breathtaking Carribean landscapes, vibrant culture, and tropical climate with warm weather year round. Although Puerto Rico is the smallest island of the Greater Antilles, the options for outdoor enthusiasts are endless! Great limestone crags, warm turquoise waters, pristine sandy beaches, bioluminescent bays, and breathtaking waterfalls provide a great environment for an adventure. With plenty of single- and multi-pitch climbing routes ranging from 5.7 to 5.13, everyone regardless of their skill level will have a chance to advance their skill and have fun on the rocks!
San Juan is 1.5 hours away
Beginner to advanced
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Rock Climbing, Surfing, and Yoga Week in Puerto Rico
Enjoy the tropical vibes of Puerto Rico on this 4-day adventure and spend your days climbing, surfing, and soaking up the fresh Caribbean air! Connect with like-minded outdoor enthusiasts as you stay in Isabela, a small surfing hub in the West part of Puerto Rico. This adventure includes the widest range of activities — climbing, yoga, surfing, and a Thai massage class. Warm up with a yoga class in the morning before climbing the crags overlooking the turquoise waters, and use your evenings for exploring the Puerto Rican culture and vibrant community. Your guide will help you advance your skills and achieve your goals both on the rock and on the waves, while you enjoy the experience in a safe and fun environment!
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Earth Play Retreats
Earth Play Retreats
Unlike any other international trip I’ve been on! What a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in all types of play. Puerto Rico was absolutely soul recharging, I’d love to do it all over again!
Earth play retreats is a blast! It’s a great way to travel, and play with people who have similar interests. As a climber of 26+ years, finding a climbing/ travel partners isn’t always the easiest to find. Earth play has been awesome for that. I get to travel and climb with out the worries of finding someone to travel with.
Earth Play was everything I could have wished for. Wake up to yoga and surfing in paradise, crushing gorgeous limestone coral formations in the jungle, and slacklining over the waves with a breathtaking ocean sunset, all accompanied by like-minded awesome people and culture.
Things to know
Covid measures in Puerto Rico
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Puerto Rico, please refer to the Discover Puerto Rico website.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get in this adventure:
- Experienced rock-climbing guides (1 IFMGA climbing guide and 1 AMGA climbing guide) with extensive knowledge of the area
- 3 nights in Isabela, Puerto Rico, on the North side of the island
- 2 yoga classes
- 1 class on giving and receiving Thai massage
- 2 days of guided rock climbing
- 1 half-day surfing lesson
What’s not included:
- Transportation to Puerto Rico or to the accommodation
- Personal climbing gear — can be rented
- Meals — kitchen and restaurants available
- Additional activities: scuba diving, snorkeling, horseback riding
- Additional climbing days with no more than 2:1 guide to client ratio
- Accommodation for the additional climbing days
How fit do I need to be?
If you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Being in good shape is always a plus but far from necessary. Rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength.
The waves in Puerto Rico are ideal for first-time surfers. A surf instructor will teach you how to be safe, have fun and work toward standing up on your board. It’s all worth a bit of practice, we promise!
To ensure you have a fun retreat, your guide will choose routes and locations that best suit your skill and fitness level.
What if I’ve never climbed before?
Puerto Rico has plenty of options for beginner climbers. Whether you’ve never climbed before or are transitioning from the gym to outdoor climbing, your guide will customize the day to suit your skill level and objectives. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the rocks, and most importantly, have fun!
For intermediate to advanced climbers, Puerto Rico has loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals. Let your guide plan the day so you can focus on developing your skills while climbing the classic routes or best hidden gems the area has to offer.
What about required equipment?
All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:
- Climbing hardware (quickdraws, cam devices, stoppers, etc.)
- Belay device
- Chalk bag
You can rent from your guide:
- Harness with a locking carabiner
- Rock shoes
Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:
- Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 40L bag)
- Water bottle
- Toiletries (sunscreen, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
- Camera — optional
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and age requirements
Group sizes and prices:
- For this group adventure, the max client to guide ratio is 6:1, up to 12 people and 2 guides, and cost is per person.
- Costs per person doesn’t decrease as the group grows.
Climbing days can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.
Min. age requirements:
- If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
- Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to climb on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.
If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
With 57hours, you benefit from both our own cancellation policy as well as that of the individual guiding service that delivers your adventure. All policies regarding cancellation will be clearly laid out by your guide after booking your adventure, but rest assured that our own cancellation policy will work on top of what is provided by your guide.
For this adventure, 57hours offers a Expedition Cancellation Policy, which states:
If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to one hundred twenty (120) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund. For cancellations ninety (90) to one hundred nineteen(119) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total amount paid when Booking. For cancellations seventy five (75) to eighty nine (89) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of twenty-five percent (25%) of the total amount paid when Booking. After that deadline, Client is not entitled to any refund. Any reimbursable expenses arising out of the Booking incurred by Guide prior to the date of cancellation (including but not limited to plane tickets, car rental payments, and lodging or transportation fees) are non refundable as soon as they are incurred by the Guide.
Getting there and meeting location
To get to Puerto Rico, most people fly into Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan. Once you get there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle to your accommodation in Isabela, 1.5 hours away.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet.