Caribbean Tourism

Mona Island

Mona Island, 80 kilometres west of Mayagüez, is fascinating for historians and nature lovers, with turquoise sea and white sand. Originally inhabited by Taino Indians and then by pirates and privateers, it is now deserted except for its wildlife.


Here you can see one-metre-long iguanas, colonies of sea birds and bats in the caves (possibly pirates too). 60-metre high cliffs are dotted with caves, ascending to a flat table top covered with dry forest. The island is managed by the Department of National Resources (T7221726), who have cabins to rent with prior permission. Camping is allowed at Sardinera Beach, where there are bathrooms. There are no restaurants or facilities. Take all your food and water with you and bring back all your rubbish.


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