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Las Paylas, Luquillo

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  • I went to the Paylas the river for the first time during the last weekend and I have to say that it is a unique experience. The rio is beautiful. It has two natural chorreras, has a waterfall and has a fairly large swimming area. That Yes, I recommend that they carry many things. I take a fairly large beach cooler and was well difficult to raise it and lower it down the stairs to get to the river. Also must walk by many stones so that it is better to not take anything. Also I recommend to bring socks since stockings prevent them from slipping while walking through the stones. I arrived with a pair of shoes from beach to swim and that sliding a lot on the stones, then I saw some young people walking with stockings and try and really stockings help more to maintain stability. This River I recommend a lot. As I said at the beginning it is a unique experience!
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  • It’s way better than what you see online. You are in for a show if the locals are hanging out when you visit. I was with a small group and everyone enjoyed it. I didn’t slide down the steam but I jump...  more »
  • Worth the short drive for only $5. Careful going down the path and sliding on the rocks. If it has recently rained the water will be high and muddy.  more »
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  • The Lower & Slower Slide Las Paylas in Luquillo The slower slide is downstream (to the right) from where the trail meets the river. This does require a walk down the rocks. The locals go barefoot (and I bet it provides better traction), but I wore Crocs and Ray had water shoes. Footware with some traction is helpful. This lower slide is about 12-15 feet long, and a straight course into the pool. It starts right after a pretty little waterfall cavern. I sat in this pool and enjoyed the water. It was chilly (or refreshing as we like to say!). There were some local kids there and one of them showed me where to get into this slide, and he did it to show me how. Then it was my turn. It was really smooth (thankfully!) and not too fast. The pool at the bottom was deep (about 8-10 feet) and the rocks were a bit slippery for getting out. But I enjoyed the ride enough to decide that I would try the faster, larger one. The Upper & Faster Slide The faster slide is upstream (to the left) of where the trail meets the river. For this one, you have to climb up the large rocks to the starting point. This slide is about 30 feet long and has some twists and turns. The girls told me to try to keep my arms in close to my body, so that I wouldn’t hit my elbows on the sides. They also suggested to try to remain upright. What they didn’t mention is that keeping my arms in would not help me balance through the twists and turns! But I was game, and off I went. I was less than graceful, but I made it! It was fast and the turns do twist you around a bit. The pool at the end is also deep, but easier to get out of than the lower pool. I did end up getting a small scrape on my elbow, but it was fun! If you watch the kids, many of them do run their hands along the walls as the go down for stability. Some of the kids do really crazy stuff — head first, standing up, a train — all kinda scary looking but fun to watch.
  • One of the beauties of El Yunque Rainforest. Minutes away from La Pared beach in downtown Luquillo. There's a bar/convenience store close by.
  • The place is beautiful, I loved going here and seeing the river flow over and around the rocks. In this picture is the first natural slide you arrive at, but if you walk down along the river you will find a smaller slide and a small lake to swim around in, which is more suitable for swimming than the area pictured here. The parking was at a man's house, cost $5, and they charge 25¢ to use the bathroom - that's the only thing that bothered me a bit. But the river is gorgeous and it's so fun to use the slide; definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.
  • Beautiful place for a picnic and to take a bath in the cold water in the river. It also as a natural water slide.
  • Stunning river with amazing views! Las Paylas is a natural slide that ends with a natural pool. The water is refreshing and clean, definitely recommend!
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