Balseada del Río Camuy: A Family Festival

Puerto Rico is a great place to go on holiday with the family. Not only is it a beautiful location, but it has all sorts of interesting things to see and do. Historical attractions and natural attractions usually top the list of travel plans, but there are a lot of other great things to experience in Puerto Rico. One of these is the Balseada del Río Camuy festival.

The Balseada del Río Camuy festival is a family-orientated gathering that takes place on the banks of the river situated on the outskirts of the town of Rio Camuy. This is a place where family and friends can gather together for a great day of entertainment and fun. A lot of emphasis is placed on outdoor activities, with visitors being able to participate in mountain biking and amateur diving contests. There is live music to liven up the atmosphere, while great food keeps your appetite wonderfully content. Much of the land-based action takes place along Joaquín Martínez Avenue. However, the water is where the most exciting parts of the event occur. That is where a massive rafting event takes place during the course of the festival. Many of the participants take advantage of the opportunity by getting very creative with their boats, often creating some really odd-looking and mind-boggling boats. Others stick to more normal buoyancy devices and make use of rafts, kayaks and tubes. All participants enter into a race which follows the river down-stream on a scenic voyage which lasts for around 45 minutes. In past years, up to 360 people have taken part in the voyage, with fans of the event lining the banks to cheer on the craziness. With that many people in the water, the traffic is obviously insane. However the number of participants also testifies to the popularity of the event.

So if you are looking for something different to do with your family during your next visit to Puerto Rico, look no further than the Balseada del Río Camuy festivities. Good food, great entertainment and healthy-family fun is all you need for the perfect family holiday.