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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 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
Today I swam with a small manta ray (about 2 feet wide) in Esperanza beach. I usually see turtles and manta rays if I swim between about 8 Am and 10 AM between the small and big pier in Esperanza. This is a nice time to snorkel there because there usually are very few people around. The water is such a pretty turquoise and the whole area is so pretty.