Like everywhere we went in Cuba, transportation to Rio San Juan was a challenge. We flagged down an off-duty driver, who had a friend, who had a family member, who was able to give us a ride in the back of a tractor taxi past farms and jungle to the river. Our plan was to catch a ride there and hike back.
We went to the rain forest and it rained. Go figure. The rain had the effect of clearing out the locals for the most part and the river was still beautiful so we waited it out.
The bamboo forest surrounding the swimming holes was out of this world. It completely dwarfed Josh in this photo:
After some time spent enjoying the river and forest, it was time to start our hike back to the casa.