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⭐ Afro Boricua Grassroots Experience⭐

culture walk

⭐ Afro Boricua Grassroots Experience⭐

3 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Spanish
culture walk

⭐ Afro Boricua Grassroots Experience⭐

culture walk

⭐ Afro Boricua Grassroots Experience⭐

3 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

Embark on a cultural adventure of afro Puerto Rican heritage. You'll travel to the 16th century African township & the cradle of Afro Boricua culture. Once there, you'll visit a secluded archeological open cave to learn about the history of the first island's African inhabitants. Then, partake in a beachside turban-making workshop to learn about the African historical significance & get your head wrapped followed by a presentation in African traditional Bomba dance & music styles; so get ready to get your groove on to the beat of the maracas & rum barrels. Then immerse yourself to learn about drum & vigilante mask making with local artisans that craft these pieces to perfection. Shortly after, we will visit Samuel Lind's working art studio/gallery then explore cultural memorabilia at popular artisan's family home. Then, we'll make way to popular "Pinones" boardwalk to discover local afro flavor at one of the best spots on the boardwalk, where you can purchase authentic Afro Puerto Rican local street food consisting of: Fritters/Fried Turnovers, chicken/pork skewers, & fresh seafood. Once you have some lunch, join your guide to the beach so you may relax for a few minute by the lush landscape, enjoy your bought lunch & experience a sample of Pitorro (Moonshine Rum) an ancestral fav followed by returning to the meeting spot to the sounds of bomba/ plena/ salsa music!

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Your hosts

We are co-founders at Coqui Island Adventures in which our passion is promoting nature-oriented tourism in Puerto Rico creating one-of-a-kind experiences for our guests; we provide island adventures, cultural immersions, & cruise ship excursions across the beaten path, beyond typical activities so guests will immerse themselves in local experiences. We cater to those guests that seek unique destinations and experiences thus with much love we craft experiences for guests in which are hidden gems, unspoiled locations, and that contain little commercialization. We have over 10 years experience in hospitality and tourism and we are eager to show you around the island so that YOU can enjoy the "Real Puerto Rico"!
Ashley
Ashley
Victor
Victor
Tatiana
Tatiana

What's included

Drinks
Unlimited water throughout the experience will be provided, and one complimentary sampling of beachside pitorro; moonshine…
Tickets
Entrance fees to the historical/archaeological site, art gallery/ studio & family home are included.
Transport
Round trip transportation from the meeting spot to all activities is included.
Equipment
Chairs will be set up for your use beachside at a popular hangout!

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Where you'll be

At the "Soul of the Island" visit a historical open cave, followed by going a beach to enjoy private cultural workshops. Then we’ll head to a cultural working art studio/family home, accompanied by going to the Piñones Boardwalk to enjoy authentic Afro Boricua street food! From there, we will go to a local beach with tranquil water to enjoy the beautiful landscape & have a moonshine rum tasting followed by dropping you off @ the meeting spot.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until 30 April 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 3 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

We suggest all guests bring cash with them for elective purchases: art, artisan souvenirs, lunch, specialty drinks, etc. *Please note: most establishments do not accept a credit or debit card.
Ashley
⭐ Afro Boricua Grassroots Experience⭐
3 reviews
From £72/person
3 reviews
From £72/person