Bahía de las Águilas
Bahia de las Aguilas, or Bay of Eagle, represents everything we believe a perfect beach to be: white sands, crystal clear blue water and miles of empty space. While most beaches are crowded due to their ease of accessibility, Bay of Eagles is truly off-grid. Tours are available, but they can get costly.
Nature is at the forefront here, with breathtaking vistas, wild animals within sight, great snorkeling and unique plant-life. In fact, the beach is pretty much untouched by development, letting us know just how the island looked before Columbus and his croons landed. There are no palm trees, which reminds us that palms are an invasive species and did not exist on the island until after the conquistadors.
So far the government has been trying to keep control of the amount of tourists visiting the area, and the most common tour groups come by boat and on the weekends. During the week you can also come in your own off-road vehicle. It would be recommended that you know what you’re doing and where you’re going, as there is very little in terms of civilization. Any issues, be they mechanical or medical, can get complicated.
Bahia de las Aguilas
Impressions by various photographers on Flickr
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