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“Surreal mix of nature and military”
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Owner description: Navy used this base to train soldiers.
Reviewed April 7, 2012

Driving through the former Camp Garcia to find any of the number of beaches now open to the public is a bit surreal. After driving several minutes surrounded by natural beauty, you suddenly come across a sign that warns of explosive hazards with a graphic image of an exploding bomb. The beaches here are nice, but not as nice a Playa Navio. But they are definitely more remote and therefore less populated. If you have a four wheel drive vehicle, I recommend checking this out on your trip to Vieques.

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Reviewed March 2, 2012

This is an excellent example of the National Wildlife Service in action. The best beaches on the Island are here.

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Reviewed January 16, 2011

I was stationed at Camp Garcia for about 4 months from October 1966 - January 1967.
I was an air traffic controller in the Marine Corps, and one of about six Marines assigned to the airstrip just a short hike from the ocean. We'd go down to the beach and enjoyed snorkeling in crystal clean water, seeing every imaginable animal and plant life in the Carribean. The best food on the island was "Poyo Frito" - deep fried whole chicken at a little bar-restaurant in Isabela Secgunda. Never tasted better fried chicken before or since that time. I was 18 years old, and look back now, at 63 years of age, and wish I could go back for that beach and that chicken.

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Reviewed February 7, 2012
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