Author: Jeannie G3 (---.asm.bellsouth.net)
Date: 07-27-09 11:12
Hola! I think day trips are fun and often necessary to get a taste of how a place is. If you enjoy it, you make plans to return and spend more time, if you didn't care for it, at least you found that out for yourself. I've been to many places where someone else advised me what there was to do or how much time to spend and sometimes I've had a different opinion about it.
On another point, I understand about being protective of Culebra, it's beaches, etc. Culebra's main business and maybe sole sustenance, is tourism. Culebra does not have any industries that support its population other than what it does for its tourists and everything that evolves around that. If tourists go elsewhere, which is what is happening now, how will people be able to make a living? Carlos Jeep Rental, Culebra Divers, Posadas and Inns will have to close down, grocery stores and artesans will be affected, it trickles down to the simplest of things.
Carlos Rosario, Culebrita, Flamingo, Zoni, etc., they exist to be enjoyed properly and we need to educate guests who visit, locals and from other parts of the world, how to enjoy these places, take care of them and preserve them for future generations. We need to educate and inform not hide these beautiful resources.
Happy travels! J