Vieques, Puerto Rico
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November 1st, 2009 – by: jimanddavid
What a change being in mid 80's tropical weather from Seattle's mid 40's1 We're loving it.
We drove down to Fajardo, which is about an hour's drive south of San Juan where we turned in the rental car we had and took the ferry over to Vieques. The ferry system in Puerto Rico is state run so is very affordable - for Jim and I to walk on was only $2 each.
Upon arriving on Vieques, there are plenty of people offering to give you rides to wherever you're staying and although there are supposedly "Publicos" - public transportation vans available - we didn't see any so when a guy in a Ford Bronco offered to take us to La Finca for a reasonable price, we said sure. Probably like many Caribbean islands, Vieques has very narrow, windy roads which our driver, who has lived on the island all his life flew along with no problem. We quickly learned the answer to the age old question, "Why did the chicken cross the road?" - because the other 50 chickens are on the other side! Vieques has it's fair share of wild chickens along the roadside but also a significant number of wild horses that are placidly eating grass along the roadside.
La Finca turned out to be everything we expected - a very relaxing, laid back place to stay perfectly located in the middle of the island. Katrina, the caretaker, greeted us with a bowl of fresh lemons picked from trees right on the property which went REALLY well with my Coronas! If you want to hear more about La Finca, please check out our review on Tripadvsor.com. Suffice it to say, it was a lovely way to end a busy first full day in Puerto Rico.
More to come!
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