Marina de Salinas is a well run, cruiser friendly marina on the south coast of Puerto Rico, slightly east of Ponce. It has a small fee to use the pool, the showers, wifi, dingy space, mail and package receipt, etc. The town is close by with plenty of restaurants and stores. Major food stores are within a walk or a short bike ride.
The casual snack bar is a great place to meet fellow cruisers. Salinas is highly transient, but a few do make it their home or cruising base. No, the $2 large bohemian beer found in the DR are long gone, but the local Medallia is good, it’s light meaning an amber color. The BBQ on Friday is very good with enough food for another meal or two. Wifi is free here as well .
Boqueron , Puerto Rico a nice anchorage close to the dingy dock and a wonderful village .
It took 3 full days to motorsail from Luperon , DR to Boqueron, PR. Nice to see a cycling club enjoying the area.
All islands seem to have a great bakery, and Boqueron was not the exception. Good baked goods and hot sandwiches from this family run business kept the customers coming.
Buddy Jed, a fellow cruiser who has “Gypsy” in Luperon, stepped up and helped me motorsail to PR. The hyrdrallic ram did act up again, forcing me to repressurize and add fluid to it constantly. At least we did not have to use the emergency pipe tiller. Big shouts of thanks to my friend.
Seafood is abundant in the islands, and this street vendor had a nice fresh selection.
After a few days, we bid Boqueron farewell, anxious to get to Salinas, my new island home in Puerto Rico. The night winds were light, a full moon, and a calm sea was a pleasant respite from the strong winds and current on the nose of the past few days and nights. Salinas here we come.
Here is a beautiful beach near the entrance to the Luperon Harbour. Great place for cruisers to gather, eat and drink, and enjoy the water of the Domincan Republic.
The picture on the top is a view of Luperon Anchorage. More boats are arriving daily since it’s the most protective anchorage in the Caribbean……..Glad to be here.
Great volleyball on the streets of Luperon, some great local talent as well the fun volleyball group.