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May
19

​​10 Awesome Adventures to Have in Vieques

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Mar
11

Robbie & Andrea Get Engaged!

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You could ask for nicer guests and or to share a happier occasion. During their week’s stay in the Studio at Casa de Kathy, Robbie and Andrea were engaged on the Esperanza Beach, a five minute walk from the guest house.  The ring was a beautiful pearl with a pretty setting. They were beaming the entire week, but that did not keep them from exploring Vieques on bikes and motor scooters. They truly made the best of their time in Vieques! The excitement does not end there: in July they move to Taiwan to teach English. I love to host people with open hearts and minds!

Congrats Robbie and Andrea!

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Dec
28

Swim with the turtles at Mosquito Pier

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Drive 15 minutes from Casa de Kathy to the Mosquito Pier. You can snorkel with the turtles as shown in this exciting video.

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Dec
20

Great Map of Vieques Beaches

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Check out this great map to Vieques beaches and my guide to snorkeling. http://www.casadekathy.com/vieques/snorkeling/

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Oct
24

Wandering horses

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I had to stop and record this horse with the bird on his back crossing in front of my car. You can try not to live in the moment in Vieques, but it is impossible.

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Oct
15

Playa Gallito

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This north coast, white sand beach, Playa Gallito, has very good snorkeling.  We swam out from the middle of the beach and the reef seemed to go on forever, perpendicular from the beach.  I saw parrot fish, angel fish, and so many more types of fish, as well as many types of coral. Playa Gallito means Rooster Beach.  It is a pretty beach located just east of the airport, next to the W-Hotel.  There is a small parking lot.  Often there is no one on this beach.  It is a good alternative to our famous south coast beaches.

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Apr
22

Black and White

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black_and_white sand dave and yuri  Photos taken by recent guests David and Yuri at our very special black sand beach.

This is a 25-30 minute walk from Casa de Kathy.

 

 

 

 

Horsey_black_sand_beach dave and yuro march 2013

Horsey_black_sand_beach_#2 dave and yuri

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Feb
15

Snorkeling at Playa Plata

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The snorkeling at Playa Plata (Orchid beach) yesterday was spectacular. The ocean had calmed down and cleared up to provide us a really great view of the pretty coral and colorful fish. Definitely one of the best reefs which are easily accessible from the shore. Playa Plata is the last beach (on the east) in the Fish and Wildlife Refuge.

 

Vieques U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge

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Dec
10

Vieques Paddleboarding

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Vieques Paddleboarding invited about a dozen people who work in tourism to experience this new sport they are offering in Vieques. On December 6th, we paddled through the mangroves of Puerto Ferro Bay and then paddled to the mouth of the bay to snorkel.  The mangroves were so beautiful and peaceful and the snorkeling was definitely some of the best I have done in Vieques.  Thanks so much to Jorge and Aura, our guides.

Tofer who participated in the tour described his experience: “I am continuously amazed by the beauty of Vieques.  I am most excited to learn that Vieques Paddleboarding’ s three-hour tour includes an intimate experience in the mangroves.  Not enough of our VQS visitors make it to this magical place.  This uniquely Vieques adventure made for a day to remember.”

They offer two tours to Puerto Ferro each day: 9:00 am to 12 PM  and     2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Phone. (787) 366-5202
Email. info@viequespaddleboarding.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ViequesPaddleboarding

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Oct
28

Senor Suerte (lucky cat)

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Today I found a home for the kitten that has been living for about 2 months in my driveway and more recently on my balcony.  I did not want to keep another cat because I already have two cats and a dog.

This kitten was special (aren’t they all).  He must have been domesticated before he came to my property because he was very affectionate and calm (despite the fact that Luvy chased him all over the yard).  One day he was missing and I thought Luvy (my dog) must have done him in.  But he survived and came back the next day.

I also must confess that I took him to the Humane Society yesterday to surrender him. But when I found out that they would have had to put him to sleep, I decided to take him back to my house.  (There was absolutely no room for any more cats.)  I appreciate very much the assistance I received from Aleda and Sheila at the Humane Society.  They helped me work through the dilemma I faced trying to decide whether to leave him or not.

On the way there and back to my house, I stopped in stores and people passing by on the street trying to find him a home.  No luck… so I brought him to my home again.  No luck… until today when Mamen Ventura came to do some repairs at my house.  I casually mentioned the kitten that was sitting watching us work.  And he said, “yes, I’ll take him home, we need a cat at my house.”

When he put the cat in his car, he jumped out. But Mamen scooped him up again.  As he was driving away, I yelled you should name that cat, Senor Suerte (Mr. Luck).   Now I am missing that cat but so very happy that he will be cared for.

Hope your day as nice as mine.

Kathy

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Casa de Kathy
367 Calle Bromelias   Barrio Esperanza   Vieques, Puerto Rico 00765
787-741-3352 or 787-565-2717 (cell)   kathy@casadekathy.com

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