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Hike the salty Southwest corner

Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Experience hosted by Yasmin

3 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

Come and explore the historic salt mining fields that have been in operation for over 500 years, witness the unique flora and fauna of the area, and be prepared for a moderate hike to the breathtaking Los Morrillos Lighthouse, used as a vital navigation aid since 1883, and situated on the cliffs overlooking the Caribbean Sea. As I guide you through nature paths in the Southwest corner of the island, you will discover spectacular views of cliffs, secluded beaches, and other natural landscapes that you will want to keep forever in your memory. We will finish our route with a toast to nature and life in one of my favorite spots on the beautiful beach of Playuela where you can stay at your own to enjoy the rest of the day. In this experience you will get to know a Puerto Rico that you have never imagined!
Other things to note
Tour offered in English or Spanish.
Eco-friendly experience.
Climate is very dry & hot. Hydration and adequate clothing are extremely important.
Trails are not suitable for wheel chairs or walkers
Come and explore the historic salt mining fields that have been in operation for over 500 years, witness the unique flora and fauna of the area, and be prepared for a moderate hike to the breathtaking Los Morrillos Lighthouse, used as a vital navigation aid since 1883, and situated on the cliffs overlooking the Caribbean Sea. As I guide you through nature paths in the Southwest corner of the island, you will discover spectacular views of cliffs…

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What's included

  • Food
    We will provide seasonal fruits or healthy snacks
  • Drinks
    A tropical drink (with or without alcohol) is included at the end of our tr...
From $63
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Yasmin

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 12 Reviews
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I am a PhD marine biologist and was born and raised in this part of the island. For me this is a calling. I've devoted most of my professional and personal life to the study of coastal and marine tropical ecosystems. I love to share my favorite places with special people that love, respect and enjoy nature!
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Where you'll be

We will be exploring the beautiful Southwestern corner of the island in the Cabo Rojo municipality. Our journey starts at the salt flats within the Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge and will continue towards the Los Morrillos Lighthouse cliffs and surroundings. The tour will conclude at Playuela sandy beach where you can stay at your own to enjoy the rest of the day.
Colette
March 2020
Awesome experience! Yasmin and her husband are very knowledgeable guides that shared history and facts, led us to amazing views and kept us comfortable and safe. Highly recommend for learning about this region of the country!!!
Cynthia 'Cosette'
October 2019
This experience was amazing! Yasmin and her husband Ariel were so hospitable and adorable honestly! We met by Las Salinas and had the entire place to ourselves! Yasmin explained how the salt was harvested and exported currently and throughout history. She also taught us about the organisms that give the water it’s signature pink color and salinity (saltiness) which was so interesting. The pictures that we got were awesome. From there we went to the nearby cliffs. If there was one word to describe it, the word would be VIEWS! Breathtaking views from the southwestern top of Puerto Rico. It looked like something you would see in a National Geographic special, not something I could hike to and enjoy in person! Yasmin also explained some science and history about the area including pirates and the charming and, once upon a time, very important light house. Then we went to this cove in between the amazing cliffs where sometimes you can see Manatees playing. We weren’t lucky this day but maybe we’ll return and see some! Yasmin and Ariel brought some light refreshments for us and always made sure we were staying hydrated and even brought some fresh pineapple for us to try! They were super patient with the 1000 pictures we wanted to take as well. Once the experience was over they even suggested a GORGEOUS beach to visit nearby and great food to eat. Overall we had an amazing day in Cabo Rojo and can’t wait to come back. Hopefully for another one of Yasmin’s tours!
This experience was amazing! Yasmin and her husband Ariel were so hospitable and adorable honestly! We met by Las Salinas and had the entire place to ourselves! Yasmin explained ho…
Laura
October 2019
Yasmin was great right from first contact - she responds to all concerns quickly and sensitively. She made us feel very welcome. I was not , last minute, able to participate, for personal reasons, but my two daughters ( in their 20’s) were able to go and they returned very pleased with the experience. They said it was absolutely worth the time and cost - a very interesting morning learning deeper history of the island and that area, as well as the unique natural surroundings. The morning with Yasmin sparked a deeper interest in PR history and geography, which is making our time on the island a richer adventure. Thank you Yasmin!
Yasmin was great right from first contact - she responds to all concerns quickly and sensitively. She made us feel very welcome. I was not , last minute, able to participate, for…
Erin
July 2019
Such an incredible experience! / ¡Una experiencia bien brutal e inolvidable! Yasmín is a great guide— she covered everything from history to the marine life to photography (and snacks, too!) This is definitely one of my favorite adventures in Puerto Rico! Just be careful how you enter the location in your GPS because Google may confuse Las Salinas with the city of Salinas. • Yasmín es una guía fenomenal— aprenderás mucho sobre la historia y la vida marina. Ella es buena fotógrafa y ¡también lleva bocadillos! Definitivamente fue una de mis experiencias favoritas en Puerto Rico! Ten cuidado cuando teclas la dirección en tu GPS pa que Google no confunda Las Salinas con la ciudad de Salinas :)
Such an incredible experience! / ¡Una experiencia bien brutal e inolvidable! Yasmín is a great guide— she covered everything from history to the marine life to photography (and sna…
Natalie
June 2019
10/10 would recommend to anyone with children. I took my son (10) and daughter (7)-out of everything we did in Puerto Rico this was their favorite. Yasmin and her husband were welcoming and genuinely cared for us during our adventure. They were patient and so filled with knowledge about the reserve. Both my children have a deep passion for nature and anything involving animals-Yasmin encouraged and filled their mind with more knowledge. I cannot thank Yasmin enough for such a great experience.
10/10 would recommend to anyone with children. I took my son (10) and daughter (7)-out of everything we did in Puerto Rico this was their favorite. Yasmin and her husband were welc…
Alberto
June 2019
Since the beginning Yasmin was very welcoming and prepared for the hiking tour. Basically what I wanted was knowledge and some education on that area of Puerto Rico and that was accomplished. Once again "thanks a lot" Yasmin for the experience.
Since the beginning Yasmin was very welcoming and prepared for the hiking tour. Basically what I wanted was knowledge and some education on that area of Puerto Rico and that was ac…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

fresh comfortable clothing

sun block