What is a Bio Bay?
Bio bay refers to the Bioluminescence (bio = life, luminescence = light) single cell marine plankton known as dinoflagellates that literally glow when agitated. These tiny creatures emit a greenish blue sparkle in the water when agitated (or moved) by anything it comes into contact with.
Where are the Bioluminescence Bays?
There are five bioluminescent bays in the world: Halong Bay in Vietnam and Luminous Lagoon in Jamaica plus the remaining three Bahía Bioluminiscente are located in Puerto Rico. Mosquito Bay in Vieques (separate island to the East that is part of the territory of Puerto Rico), La Parguera in Lajas on the Southwest corner of the island, and finally the closest bio bay to San Juan (and easiest to get to) is Laguna Grande located in Fajardo on the Northeast corner of the island. Continue reading “Kayaking Laguna Grande Bio Bay in Fajardo, Puerto Rico”
Until quite recently, my Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) experience was limited to the tame gym pool. Now that I live on a tropical island, I am hooked on SUP! During the Women Who Live on Rocks writer’s retreat, we were invited to a fabulous morning adventure of SUP and kayaking on Condado Lagoon in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Continue reading “Stand Up Paddleboard on Condado Lagoon”
The Humacao Natural Reserve is located on the East Coast of Puerto Rico near the community of Palmas del Mar. Behind the small unassuming entrance awaits big adventure exploring the lagoons, swamps, and wetlands. The walking and bike trails are well maintained throughout the reserve. Kayakers can enjoy the calm lagoon waters in a secluded section of the reserve. Fishing is a common sight from the bridges and docks. There are multiple floating docks along the lagoons for fishing and unobstructed views over the lagoon water. The majority of the natural reserve is shaded by the lush foliage making it a pleasant destination year round. Continue reading “Humacao Natural Reserve”
On the East Coast of Puerto Rico, close to our home in Palmas del Mar, Puerto Rico is an adorably named place of Monkey Island. The island is easily visible from the shore, and looks nothing like a monkey, perhaps from overhead. Nope. Cayo Santiago, also known as Monkey Island, is shaped like a lower case r, and is a research colony/habitat to a bunch of Rhesus Monkeys. And you can kayak out to the island for up close viewing of the Monkeys!
A couple friends of mine booked a kayaking trip to Monkey Island and invited me along. The low price and spending time with friends , plus the possibility of MONKEYS, made it an easy decision!
Continue reading “Kayaking Around Monkey Island, Puerto Rico”