Author: J Panosky (---.ri.ri.cox.net)
Date: 03-25-09 20:46
I've just come back from a camping/snorkeling trip... I brought a fleece blanket with me and was a little chilly (though I'm one of those people who's always cold). Drank the water at camp & was fine. Don't think there's anywhere to get a hot beverage in the morning.
I loved the snorkeling at Carlos Rosario but if the kids don't want to swim that far out, you can try Tamarindo Grande... the "side path to the left" in the above post goes there, and there's reef much closer to shore with lots of soft coral, though the fish are all juveniles.
There are tons of lizards on Culebra... in the grasses and on the trees... you're sure to see plenty even if you don't look, but might have fun looking. Also see if you can find the small burrows in forested areas where tarantulas live, and try to coax them out by getting them to cling to a piece of grass you insert.
If you go to Tamarindo Grande beach and head right, there are some tide pools in the limestone there with baby fish, anemones, hermit crabs, chitons and more. Might be more elsewhere... those were the only beaches I really explored.