Besides being enraptured from a hammock with the exclusive view of Ensenada Honda Bay, guests can visit other beaches that are easier to reach by boat.
Rafaela Balladares is no longer with us. The precursor of the traditional San Sebastian Street Festival died in September of 2011. Ricardo Alegría, who died in the month of July of 2011, is no longer present for this celebration either. Ricardo, the great advocate of Puerto Rican culture, was who would encourage Rafaela to revive the San Sebastian Street Festival. And so it all began...
In our visit to the town of Jayuya, we were impressed to see how its urban area is very lively and how the majority of the buildings are well kept. With the construction of big shopping malls and neighborhoods, the urban areas of many towns of the island have been abandoned. However, the town of Jayuya is another story.
Some people compare it to the Galapagos Islands for its unspoiled natural surroundings. The pristine beaches, the species of amphibians, birds and reptiles (some are endemic), the caves with taíno petroglyphs, and the reefs that encircle the coastal lagoons contribute to the fact that Mona Island is recognized as the Galapagos of the Caribbean.