Hipcamp host Marianela  M.,
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This is the only place in the island where you can sleep in a cliff and secured. We will provide you with parking at a few steps of the area.

This is located in Roca Norte Outdoor Climbing Gym in Vega Baja town.

The Portaledge is 2-person tent specially built (Black Diamond) to hang it in the rock cliff. We will set it up for you along with a rope for top rope clim

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This is the only place in the island where you can sleep in a cliff and secured. We will provide you with parking at a few steps of the area.

This is located in Roca Norte Outdoor Climbing Gym in Vega Baja town.

The Portaledge is 2-person tent specially built (Black Diamond) to hang it in the rock cliff. We will set it up for you along with a rope for top rope climbing. The rope will be set up at a different but very close anchor from the portaledge’s anchor for additional safety precautions. It is located at about 35 feet from the ground. You and your partner should be both experienced top rope or lead rock climbers, able to top rope belay each other from the ground and also from the portaledge to go down again. You will practice this on the ground first.

What’s included:

1- Portaledge Set up 2- Top Rope Set up to reach the Portaledge 3- Two pillows 4- Headlamps 5- Bathroom and Shower 6- Parking (1 car only) 7- One day of rock climbing entrance fee per person 8- Stove, grill, utensils, small refrigerator 9- Rest area with hammock and chairs 10- Picnic Table

What to bring to the portaledge:

1- If its summer-fall time it will be very nice to have a battery powered little fan and we can provide it. Although both sides of the portaledge have zippered doors and ventilation is good. 2- Bring water, snacks.. No Alcohol!!! of any kind. 3- The portaledge is hanging thus its not in the solid ground, you will not need a sleeping pad. You can bring a sleeping bag but again if its summer-fall time we can provide you with a bed sheet and that should be enough. 4- Bring headlamp or we can provide you with two. Your hands should be free of stuff, you will be climbing and belaying. A small daypack is more than enough. 5- Clothes, towel and other things that you will not be using at the portaledge can stay in your car or in a designated area. Car is 50 feet away from you or so. Bathroom is at less than 50 ft from you.

Our Quick Story:

We’re a happy and thankful couple, passionate outdoor people, naturalists, climbers and professionals in the area of geology and tourism, providing educational and outdoor adventure experiences for everyone.

Roca Norte, our place, was literally “created” by natural phenomenon hurricane María in 2017. We lived here before the hurricane but it wasn’t like this. The strong winds removed a very dense vegetation covering the now exposed rock walls and also providing of a beautiful mountain view. Unbelievable or not we were already climbing guides when this happened! We will be very happy to tell this story with all the excitement It deserves!

OTHER SERVICES WE CAN OFFER:

1- Breakfast for an additional cost (need to tell us just after your booking) 2- Casabe Bread workshop to learn how our Taíno natives prepared their bread (cost: 1 person 20$, 2 or more 15$pp). 3- Geology and fossil workshop to understand the geology of the area (20-30min) Price: 1 person 20$, 2 or more 15$pp. (also good for kids)

Covid 19 Protocol:

This space will be open from May 29, 2020. Guests will have a private full bathroom and all camping gear is properly disinfected. We also have a dedicated area for washing your hands. Please bring hand sanitizer and a mask at the entrance where we will meet.

RULES!!!!!!

1- Silence hours: 10pm- 7am 2- We will provide with utensils you need, please don’t take anything with you. 3- Do not harm plants or animals living around. We don’t have pets because we respect nature itself, the way it is, please do not bring pets. 4- You can’t drink alcohol and climb, not here. Sounds crazy, imagine trying it! 5- We provide of tents and air mattresses, please if you are going to eat/drink something try your best not to spill it. 6- Do not flush toilet paper 7- Campfire should not be left unattended. Please pour water on it before you go to bed. 8- Do not block other properties gates when you get here. 9- Music should be low for the solely use of yourself. 10- All belongings except for those you want to keep in your car or in the tent should be in designated area we’ll show to you. 11- Both persons should be experienced climbers able to top rope climb and do top rope belay to each other from the ground and from the Portaledge.

Our house is no luxurious because we love simplicity. Our most valuable luxury is nature and we have plenty of that around. Enjoy it too.

Social Contribution: When you support our place you are also making possible for us to offer AT NO COST, nature guided trips to socially or economically disadvantaged children. Ask us. Learn more.

Campsite area
Bring your own
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Marianela a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out

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    Property
    Refugio Malúa
    Country
    Puerto Rico
    $112/night
    1 Site