La Parguera

La Parguera is the last town on the south coast when heading west.  It sits inside a shallow-shaped bay that is protected by many cays and reefs scattered throughout the bay.  These cays are largely mangrove covered and quite stunning.

Given the setting, perhaps it isn’t surprising that many locals use it as a base for weekends on the boat.  We arrived on Saturday and the bay filled with jet skis and power boats zipping about.  The town is fun though it mainly consists of restaurants and bars.  There is a small, but smartly stocked supermercado.  We aren’t certain, but we don’t think that there is a dinghy dock.  We used a small gap in the mangroves.  Even the policia on jet skis used this spot to come onshore.

At the western edge of the bay, mangroves fill the shores and there are several nice mangrove creeks to explore.  One cuts fully through what would otherwise be a peninsula and creates Isla Cuerva.

La Parguera mangrove creek

La Parguera mangrove creek

The mangrove roots have some nice featherdusters and other life.

Feather duster, La Parguera

Feather duster, La Parguera

Of course, we had snow cones in town.

Snow cones, La Parguera

Snow cones, La Parguera

La Parguera

La Parguera

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2 Responses to La Parguera

  1. Andy says:

    This might be the first picture I’ve seen without you guys in swimsuits

  2. Pingback: Beach Walk ~ The Mangroves | In Da Campo

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