17 Nov '11, 10am

Puerto Rico: Enjoy the less-developed side of this Caribbean destination! via @MotherNatureNet #PuertoRico #Travel

Puerto Rico: Enjoy the less-developed side of this Caribbean destination! via @MotherNatureNet #PuertoRico #Travel

Because it is an island, many of Puerto Rico's natural attractions have to do with the sea. Culebra Island, a small strip of land in the Caribbean that is owned by Puerto Rico, is home to nesting sea turtles, including giant leatherback turtles. The government manages a sea turtle conservation project on the island. Would-be visitors can contact the organization for information on how to help with the conservation efforts during their stay. Another major water-focused attraction is the bioluminescent bay near Vieques on the east coast of Puerto Rico. Local eco-tourism company Island Adventures Biobay Eco-tours runs tours of the bay and also maintains a website with a calendar listing the best times to visit. Caja de Muertos Island , off the southern city of Ponce, is another offshore diving and nature viewing spot. Because the island's wildlife is protected, the beaches an...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tourism/stories/puerto-r...

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