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Taino and manatees

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Taino and manatees

Yeah, I realize those two things are kinda unrelated. Sorry.

Are there any interesting Taino sites on Vieques? It'd be cool to see some petroglyphs or a batey while we're there.

I'd also love to hang out with some manatees, but it looks to me like I'll kinda have to just hope I get lucky. Any tips?


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1. Re: Taino and manatees

There are some places in Vieques where indian settlements are being investigated, but they are not open to the public. One of them is in La Hueca.

If you use the ferry, sometimes you can see manatees following or close to the boat. I have seen them - even a baby one- while snorkeling close to Isla de Ramos and the other cays, but that does not mean that you'll be abke to see them always....

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2. Re: Taino and manatees

Check-in at the Vieques Historical Conservation Trust in Esperanza. They can steer you to some petroglyphs.

Manatees are known to hang out near the mouth of Bio Bay, Green Beach area, and the old Navy Pier. We saw one this past summer while snorkeling off Gringo Beach next to Martineau Bay Resort.

Happy Hunting!

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Check out the giant rocks on the south side of the island were the oldest remains in the Caribbean were found. Like the iceman in Italy a lone hunter/fisherman breathed his last under the shelter of that giant rock The site is marked by a bronze plaque. I'm sure other posters have more info on the site.

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4. Re: Taino and manatees

Thanks guys, that's great info. SunMoon, we are taking the ferry - now I know to pay attention.

It sounds like they're rare enough that I shouldn't count on anything, though. Oh well.

I'll certainly check out the Historical Conservation Trust, and try to get to that south side site too.

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