Caribbean Vacation

Back from Puerto Rico –my first time in the Caribbean. Great warm weather and wonderful pre-high season time to go. You get all the treatment without the crowds. Visited the Camuy River caves with only four other couples. Went to mountain town of Utuado and saw a vibrant 18th century plaza and street grid.

Old San Juan is worth two good days of exploring and we saw a dance performance at dusk at the Fort San cristobal. While El Morro is better known http://www.nps.gov/archive/saju/morro.html

we really liked this second fortress. http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/60sanjuan/60sanjuan.htm

Ponce, despite a rave in the New York Times, is worth a day. There is a desert forest nearby that is stunning, with tons of butterflies.

On Vieques we had the beaches mostly to ourselves so we snorkeled at leisure. We took a great bike tour of 15 miles with Garry http://www.viequesadventures.com/gallery2/main.php

and visited Biobay (a must) http://www.biobay.com/

The down side is that there are too few jobs for locals. Most of the new business owners come from the mainland US and have the capital to start B&Bs and restaurants that cater to the tourists.

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