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Coconut Revolution 101:Castaway 4a Day

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 128 reviews.Loiza Aldea, Puerto Rico

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Experience hosted by Robert

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

What you'll do

Learn about island survival and the tree of life in this outdoor workshop

Coconut trees are a delicious food and water source in Puerto Rico, and play a key role in protecting its coasts—come see how they can help you build your survival skills.

With a hike through a beautiful palm forest, each hands-on workshop is unique and aims to include tips on edible plants, wildlife spotting, building an emergency shelter, and how to climb a coconut tree.

Once you reach the top, you’ll learn how to pick a coconut, open it without a knife, and how it can be used as more than a refreshing drink.

What's included

  • Food
    Try out some local traditional foods, Real BBQ yummm!!!!!
  • Drinks
    Fresh coconut water
  • Equipment
    Climbing straps, crash pads
From £87
/ person

Meet your host, Robert

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 128 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, my name is Brandon and I’m in love with coconuts. I studied at the University of Puerto Rico and received a certificate in Alternative Education. Island life sparked my interest in coconuts and soon I became so obsessed I researched the uses and health benefits associated with the palma de coco. This experience combines my passion with my background in education, resulting in a fun and easy workshop.
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Where you'll be

Piñones Beach Reserve, 15 minutes from San Juan. This protected area has beautiful beaches, enchanting mangrove forests, secluded lagoons, and—most importantly—palm trees.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 128 reviews.

Sallie
February 2020
Four of us went and had a wonderful time! Brandon (Robert) is super Experienced and knowledgeable. Made us all feel very comfortable and focused on our strengths. We enjoyed getting to know him and hearing about his adventures! The highlight of our trip so far!Thank you Brandon :-)
Four of us went and had a wonderful time! Brandon (Robert) is super Experienced and knowledgeable. Made us all feel very comfortable and focused on our strengths. We enjoyed getti…
Dora
February 2020
Do Not Miss This!!!! Such an awesome experience!! My sons and I has a blast. It was my sons’ favorite activity of the week. It was such a unique, fun thing to do and we learned so much. It was a truly unique adventure.
Jill
February 2020
What a great way to spend a few hours! Robert was so knowledgeable about all things coconut, Puerto Rico, and great with kids and adults alike. It’s not easy finding something that my husband, 14 & 7 year old sons, and myself all enjoy and we all agreed this was a blast. Highly recommend!
What a great way to spend a few hours! Robert was so knowledgeable about all things coconut, Puerto Rico, and great with kids and adults alike. It’s not easy finding something that…
Kate
February 2020
My whole family and I participated in the experience and everyone had a great time. It was one of the highlights of our time in Puerto Rico! The experience was perfect for people of all ages — including small children and the 70+ crowd. Robert did a great job of making sure that everyone felt welcome and could participate in all of the activities. We learned to climb coconut trees, open coconuts, make a beach hut, and make fire. Very informative! Robert was very personable and clearly loves what he does!
My whole family and I participated in the experience and everyone had a great time. It was one of the highlights of our time in Puerto Rico! The experience was perfect for people…
Jacqueline
February 2020
Robert was knowledgeable and captivating in his storytelling and knowledge of his surroundings. Enjoyable tour, we learned how to make a fire, climb a coconut tree, survive off the land and build a house from bamboo and leaves. Not to be missed tour. Great experience. Would do it again for sure. Also loved that we were helping a local resident by patronizing his business during a difficult time.
Robert was knowledgeable and captivating in his storytelling and knowledge of his surroundings. Enjoyable tour, we learned how to make a fire, climb a coconut tree, survive off th…
Molly
February 2020
This experience provides the perfect mix of exploring Puerto Rico’s natural AND cultural wonders. A must do for any tourist who wants to immerse in the hidden gems of any place they visit.

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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 of all ages can attend.

    More tips

    Wear sturdy pants or shorts, shoes with socks, and bring a bathing suit if you want to bathe in the ocean. I'll try to customize this workshop, so let me know what you need as well.

    What to bring

    Bathing Suit

    A bottle of water