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Isla de Ratones


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Our most recent adventure was to the tiny one-acre island called Isla de Ratones or Mouse Island because at one point in time it was overrun by rodents. Since then it has been cleared of most pests and is just a nice day trip. It has an interesting history including a connection with MTV in the 80′s! As a beautiful little deserted island I think I like its original name: Piñas, which means pineapples, but if rodents make people leery of visiting, all the better for us to have this little island to ourselves!

Isla de Ratones

The day started around 10am in Joyuda where we chartered a boat for the short 4-5 minute ride out to the island. It would have been fairly easy to paddleboard or kayak to the island if one had at least an intermediate skill level. Still, it was fun to pile up our group of about 30 people into two boatloads and head on over!

Loading Boat
Loading pier

Boat Trip Boat trip 2

Boat back On the boat

Boat Ride
Our short little boat trip

I love these trips to these tiny islands off the coast of Puerto Rico. This one was a little easier because we didn’t have to drive to the east coast. It was right down the road past Mayaguez! A simple day trip. It was so funny how much stuff people bring to spend 5 hours at a beach. So we had plenty to eat and drink and there was even a bathroom on the island! We enjoyed grilling up food, hanging out in the water, jumping off the pier and even painting ourselves like Tainos with a special purple clay! Here are a few fun pictures and a video from the day. Some of these photos are from Lowell, Amanda and Daisy.

Kelp Hair LowellWe had a spa day with mud masks and kelp hair treatments haha!

Beach Daisy dock picture
We were a little concerned about a rainout but it was a nice sunny day!

Beach Chillen Cassie pose Fun in the water Water Chillin
Fun on an island in the sun

Cassie AndreaAndrea and I are painted like Tainas

Clay TattoosAnd these guys are just silly

Bright Cassie Shish kababs Patrick and daughter
Good times!

Amanda group photoCheers to Daisy for organizing this trip!

Silly photoGetting goofier!

Cassie sarongOn the other side of the island with the remains of an old pier

Base camp Long pier
Old pier Hanging

Cassie Britton pier

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