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Cayo Caracoles



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    by risse73 Updated Aug 13, 2009

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    La Parguera, otherwise known as the Bioluminescent/Phosphoroscent Bay, is located in Lajas in the southwestern part of Puerto Rico. Apparently, this phenomenon happens throughout the warm seas of the world, but only in Puerto Rico does it visibly and consistently show up on an everyday basis. On a dark and moonless night, you will marvel at the natural twinkling/sparkling lights quickly moving all around the underwater surface. This spectacular underwater bioluminescence is triggered by millions of micro-organisms that initiate their "lighting" power to ward off predators.

    This natural wonder is the biggest draw of Lajas. There are many tour boat operators who cater to visitors of the area. Do experience the "bioluminescence" of the bay at night, but make sure that it is completely dark before going out there in the water.

    Enjoy the Bioluminescent Bay!

    On a tour boat in the dark @ Bioluminescent Bay
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Cayo Caracoles

  • by johni10 Written Feb 1, 2008

    When people think of a trip to Puerto Rico what comes to find are the tradional tourist destinations; el Morro, The rain forrest, casinos, gold courses and the great beaches, but here is a destination that if you are into sun, sea and fun surely will make for a memorable trip.

    Cayo Caracoles is off the coast of Puerto Rico in a town called La Parguera. To get there you would have to fly into Ponce Airport, rent a car and make your way just east of Lajas (ask at the airport or consult a map its a pretty direct route from Ponce). What makes this location a must is the beatiful bay, the clear blue water (phosporous bay) and the fact that it is a place where the locals go. The cay is about a 15 minute boat ride (your own or a rental) there are rentals available in the town center. The town itself has a small arcade and shops as well as plenty of restaurants where the prices won't kill you.

    Drinks are reasonable, much more so than here. The Cay is comprised of a set of small islands and if you are lucky enough to get out there, the views are great and as the water is about 3 - 4 foot deep youcan wander about walking the reef or riding the current between the islands. If you are a camping afficionado, camping is permitted on the cays, find a place setup your tent and enjoy. But i have to warn you there are no facilities, be sure to bring the essentials.

    We run trips to the island once a year so if you are interested in a unique adventure drop me a line.

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    • School Holidays
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Camping

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