Information about Puerto Rico Eco-Tours and Rincon Zipline
Here are some of our most frequently asked questions about the zipline tours near Rincon and the Puerto Rico eco-adventure trips that we book. If you don’t see your question here, please feel free to call or email us any time and we’d be happy to give you more information.
1. How far away is the tour from Rincon?
The trip is near the town of Utuado which is in Northwest Central Puerto Rico. From Rincon it is about a 1.5 hour drive, although we recommend two hours just to be safe.
2. Are there weight restrictions?
The maximum weight for zipline and rappel is 250 lbs. They do have a scale, so please don’t try to ‘stretch the truth’ on this one (do you really want to push it when you are suspended 300 feet in the air anyways?) If you are above the maximum limit and you would like to accompany your group, there are ways to hike around the ziplines and the rappelling and to join for the river and caving portions. The minimum weight is 70 lbs. Any less than this and you might not make it across the zipline. If your child is under 70 lbs, they may ride tandem with an adult.
3. Are there age restrictions?
There is no maximum age restriction. If your body and soul feel young enough to zipline, then we will welcome you! The minimum age is 7 years, but please use your best judgement with your child.
4. What if I don’t want to rappel?
No problem! Lots of people choose not to do the rappelling portion of the Classic Eco-Tour. In this case, you can hike around the rappelling cliff and meet the rest of the group at the bottom. No discounts will be given for declining to rappel.
5. What if I am afraid of heights?
Well, we can’t really answer this for you, but what we find is that after the first zip, everyone’s initial fear goes away and it’s nothing but fun. You are very secure on the ziplines and there are no major drops (it’s nothing like bungee jumping or sky diving!). Even compare to jumping off of the high dive most people find the zipline much tamer.
6. What should I bring?
We recommend packing really light – maybe a small pack with a camera, bottle of water and granola bar. You can read more details about what to bring on your zipline tour here.
7. Which tour do you recommend?
Although there are two tours, we highly recommend doing the Classic Adventure which is 4 hours. No, we don’t just recommend this because it’s more expensive. This tours gets you a little of everything and the hiking, caving and river portion of the trip is amazing. For the drive and the amount of time it takes to get out to the course, we strongly encourage guests to opt for the half day trip.