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					Mona, Puerto Rico - an Untouched Treasure
Puerto Rico is known worldwide for its pristine beaches and luxury
resorts. Travelers come to this Caribbean Island paradise to take
advantage of the natural beauty and luxury Puerto Rico Resorts. What many
don't get to experience are the 'untouched' natural wonders found in this
fascinating country.
Located in the Mona Passage, Mona Island is something you don't read much
about. This natural preserve is a flat plateau surrounded by dazzling
cliffs on most sides. On Mona, you'll find many species that are either
endangered or cannot be found anywhere else in the world. If is for this
reason that Mona is often compared to the Galapagos Islands.
Take a tour of Mona and you'll find countless species of animals. On
land, the Mona Iguana freely roams the island but cannot be found
anywhere else in the world. You'll also find several species of rare
birds. In the ocean, several endangered species of sea turtles swim
freely amongst the unspoiled mangroves and rich coral reefs. If you're
lucky, you may catch a glimpse of dolphins or humpback whales.
Things to do in Mona
Most visitors spend a great deal of time exploring the island. With
plenty to see, this can easily keep your attention for your entire visit.
For ocean-lovers, it has been said that Mona offers some of the best
snorkeling and diving in the Caribbean. Healthy coral reefs, clear
visibility and warm waters attract ocean-lovers from around the world to
this island paradise.
Camping in Mona
You won't find any hotels on Mona. In fact, the only way to stay
overnight is to pitch a tent on the inland. Camping is allowed on three
different beaches and is restricted to weekends-only during hunting
Getting to Mona
Accessing Mona can be done from the towns of Mayaguez and Cabo Rojo in
Puerto Rico. Charter boats carry visitors to the island. Since the trip
takes 6 hours, you may want to plan to spend at least a couple days.
Next time you're in Puerto Rico, consider spending a couple days of your
vacation in the natural wonder that is Mona Island.
Enid Glasgow is a travel writer who enjoys traveling in the Americas and
Caribbean. When visiting Puerto Rico, she stays at luxury hotels in
Puerto Rico like Gran Melia.