Batey in Caguana , Utuado...

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The “Batey”, sacred space, place of celebrations and meetings where “Taíno” Indians interacted socially through the “ball game.” Batey Zipline Adventure (BZA) invites you to celebrate with nature the enjoyment of that sacred space where you will learn and have fun with us in a responsible and safe way.

Batey Zipline Adventure is a family company with over ten years of experience in Ecotourism. We are located at the “Angeles” ward of the Municipality of Utuado five minutes from the Caguana's Ceremonial Indigenous Park. For six years we have been combining the educational and nature adventures, like long interpretative walks, visits to Tanamá River, caves and caverns with adventures of more adrenaline like, rappelling (to go down a cliff in ropes) and zipline or canopy (tiroliano).

El Portillo , at the Tanama River...

El Portillo , at the Tanama River...

TOURS OVERVIEW AND RATES



Batey Classic Tour

This option is for those that want to do everything in a half day adventure.

Included: Visit a cave ( in the water if weather permits , or in the ground ) , a rappelling of approximately 70 feet of height, six different ziplines ( three of them over the Tanamá Rivera) and a long walk through interpretative paths for approximately 25- 45 minutes.

This adventure has duration of 4 1/2 hours approx. for groups of six (6) to eight (8) people.

Price of the Batey Classic Tour: $109.00 p/p (tax not included , and childrens till 12 years pay $65 plus tax)






Safety first, then Rappel On...

Safety first, then Rappel On...

RAPELLING, IT'S REAL.....

RAPELLING, IT'S REAL.....
Batey Zipline tour

This option is for those who want a good dose of adrenaline!.

Included: Eight different ziplines, with approximately 3,200 feet of pure cable.

This adventure has duration of 3 hours in groups of six (6) to twelve (12) people.

Price of the Batey Zipline Tour: $85.00 p/p (tax not included and children till 12 years pay $65.00 plus tax)

Fun in her B Day...

Fun in her B Day...

Tanama means butterfly...

Tanama means butterfly...

Fly like an Eagle...

Fly like an Eagle...

Soaring over Tanama....

Soaring over Tanama....

"JAMAKA" ,suspended bridge that connects two neighborhoods : CAGUANA and ANGELES...

"JAMAKA" ,suspended bridge that connects two neighborhoods : CAGUANA and ANGELES...
Batey Extended Tour

This adventure is an extended version of the Classic Half Day Tour; includes approximately one hour and a half of interpretative hikin. You will visit two caves (in and out of water), six different ziplines, rappelling of approx. 70 feet of height .

Price of the adventure:
$125.00 p/p (tax not included and childrens till 12 years pay $89.oo plus tax)

Minimum required are four persons in order to go out on a tour.

Comin out of thecave"El Portillo"...

Comin out of thecave"El Portillo"...

Education is the Key...

Education is the Key...

THINGS TO KNOW.....

Requirements of Participation

Batey Zipline Adventures are all outdoors inside a tropical forest. The places are rustic and steep places that require a good physical condition of the participants.

People with serious problems in the knees, back and heart should not take part in this adventure. Equally, pregnant women and people with fear of heights or with a bigger weight of 250lbs are not suitable.

We recommend that the participating children be 7 years old and older and be accompanied by an adult.

What you need for the Adventure?

It is recommended to use comfortable, light or sports clothing ; tennis shoes or closed sandals with good traction its a must.

Bring additional clothes to change after the adventure in case the participants bathe in the river.
Do not forget your camera, any munchie and a bottle of water.

Behind the scene...

Behind the scene...

Spring water in "Malanga" leaf...

Spring water in "Malanga" leaf...

After a fresh hike...Cueva del Arco "Arch's Cave"

After a fresh hike...Cueva del Arco "Arch's Cave"

View from the wood deck " EL INDIO" ; TANAMA RIVER

View from the wood deck " EL INDIO" ; TANAMA RIVER

How to get here...

BZA is located on road #111 , km. 13 aprox. , in the town of Utuado , central region.

COMING FROM THE NORTH...
If your coming by the North highway (#22), from SJ, Dorado or further, keep on till you find Arecibo exite 75 B. That exit take you to road #10 on route to Utuado ; in 20min. aproximatly you find a traffic light with the intersection with road #111 , so make a right toward the Caguana Indian Ceremonial Park , in 20min. more you find the Park at your left , so keep on going for about 40 seconds and you will find our sings at the right side in the entrance to a small rural road , go in all the way till the end of the road were our guides will be waiting .

COMING FROM THE WEST...
If you are coming from the west : Rincon , Aguadilla , or other area around , take road #111 by Aguada , an it will take you all the way to an intersection between road #134 with #111 in Utuado , once in the #111 again passing the first Texxaco gas station , 5 min. away find a bridge that will have advertising of BZA pointing you to the left , so make a first left after the bridge , an keep on going all the way to the end of the road were our guides will be watin for you.

COMING FROM NORTH-WEST...
If you are coming from Isabela , Quebradilla , or around take road #2 connecting with highway #22 , looking for the exit to road #129. Take #129 all the way to the "second intersection" of #129 with #134 , just after the "Texxas gas station", so make a left till the intersection with road #111. There make a left and after passing the Texaco Gas station , in 5 min. more , you will find a bridge with some advertizing of BZA , so make a left after the bridge and keep all the way to the end of it were our guides will be waiting for you.

COMING FROM THE SOUTH...
If you are coming from the south, have to reach road #10 in the Ponce highway and turn to the north (up hill) towards Adjuntas , once there keep on #10 to Utuado to find the intersection with #111, turning left to the Caguana Indian ceremonial Park. from the park is 40 sec. more were you see our advertizing up in an electric post pointin to turn to the right, all the way till the end of the road.

VERY IMPORTANT , coming from the west remember not to pass the Caguana Indian Ceremonial Park , its just 40 seconds before it , look for BZA advertizing on the side of the road ( #111 ).

Gracias Boricua, apoyando lo nuestro..

Gracias Boricua, apoyando lo nuestro..

domingo, 11 de enero de 2009

Sharing expirience...

“Thrilling eco-adventure”Batey Zipline Adventureheavenlyjane AtlantaJan 6, 2009 1/1 found this review helpfulThis was one of the best days of our 15-day road trip around Puerto Rico. Batey Zipline Adventure included a succession of thrills, starting with the hair-raising bouncing truck ride away from civilization into the heart of the remote NW karst region. We ended up many miles away from civilization at the edge of the wild Rio Tanamá. Leaving the truck, we trekked one-by-one over a well-built but swaying pedestrian suspension bridge across the wild Rio Tanamá. On the other side, we climbed to Jorge’s off-the-grid organic farm, El Batey del Cemi, where we munched apple-flavored bananas and haltered up for the next batch of adventures. Six zip lines across canyons, the river, from tree to tree. In between, we rappelled down a 70-ft cliff, a new for experience for us.
Finally we hopped into a boat and relaxed while our guides paddled us up the lively Rio Tanamá. Here the landscape is surreal with immense striated boulders planted in the middle of the riverbed, remains of an ancient cave ceiling that had collapsed. Soon the river disappeared underground into a cave. As we floated through it, we could see squirming fuzzy bats on the high ceiling. us. At the other side, we felt like we were in a primordial place. After swimming for a while and drinking from a nearby spring, we floated back through the cave to where we started. Our 4-hour adventure ended with another heart-stopping truck ride back to our car.
The facility at Batey is used by all the other ecoadventure companies, such as Acampo, Ecoquest and Adventuras but we saved $160 ($40 apiece) because we didn't have the organic lunch and drove ourselves to the end of the pavement rather than being met in San Juan. We were staying nearby in Utuado so this was preferable. Our 4-hour adventure cost us $109 apiece. We felt like we were given an excellent value. It happened to be our teenage daughter’s birthday and she declared it her best birthday yet.
Batey is just down the road from the Caguana's Ceremonial Indigenous Park so we included a stop there in our day. It was a nice addition because Jorge spoke a lot about the local Taino’s in the tour.
Recommend without reservation! We felt we had been taken to a truly magical place. Gracias Jorge!

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