Plus, the freshman runoffs attract teeming multitudes of fish, including large pelagics not normally seen so close to shore and mammoth "mermaids. " Fishing While Puerto Rico is especially known for its blue marlin, numerous other billfish and big game fish thrive here as well. Fisherman with their own equipment can try Lake Dos Bocas in Utuado and Lake Guajataca in Quebradillas. Golf Puerto Rico's magnificently conditioned links stood up to the world's best golfers.
Both the ladies PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour finish their season in Puerto Rico. Some places for golfing: Hyatt Beach Hotel and Bahia Beach Plantation in San Juan, Club Río Mar in Río Grande, Palmas del Mar in Humacao, Berwind Country Club in Río Grande, Mayagüez Hilton and Cerromar Hotel. Hiking For hikers, there are Commonwealth Forest Reserves scattered around the island. These range from bird-filled mangrove forest along the coast to dense sierra palm forest in the mountains. Horses Horse lovers of beauty alike will want to take a relaxing ride along the island's many trails, beaches and parks. Puerto Rico has its own unique breed of horses -- the Paso Fino horse -- a beautiful, naturally-gaited horse whose exact origins are uncertain. Some Spanish authorities feel that the horse is a descendent of the Berber, the Andalusian and the extinct Spanish Jennet.
Baseball Baseball fans are devoted to the sport. The season champs head out to the Caribbean Series to face championship teams from several other Caribbean countries, including Venezuela, México and the Dominican Republic. Basketball There is a well-organized amateur league with 16 teams and a new 6 team pro league. A current schedule is available from the "Federación de Baloncesto". Basketball courts can be found everywhere. Biking & Skating Enjoy the scenery as you ride thru the island. "Parque Central" has facilities for biking & skating, located in the heart of Santurce, San Juan. Boating & Sailing With the blue waters of Puerto Rico beckoning, it's small wonder that sailing is so popular here.
Camping is also allowed in some of the nature reserves, but a permit is required. (For information, call the Department of Natural Resources at 723-1770. ) A law was passed in 1995 forbidding camping on public beaches, unless camping facilities are available. Cockfighting ("peleas de gallos") The sport of pitting game-cocks to fight and the breeding and training of them for that purpose. Cockfighting pits are circular with a matted stage about 20 feet (6 meters) in diameter and surrounded by a barrier to keep the birds from falling off. The main (matches) usually consisted of fights between an agreed number of pairs birds, the majority of victories deciding the main, but there is two other varieties that aroused the particular ire of moralist.
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Later, although some fights still are to an absolute finish, rules have sometimes permitted the withdrawal at any time of a badly damaged cock. Other rules fix a time limit for each fight. At all mains, the judges word is absolute law, even as to gambling. There is no appeal from his decisions. Cycling Each year during the second week of May, some 100-120 athletes from cycling clubs around Puerto Rico and the Caribbean come together for the International Cycling Competition in Sabana Grande. Current racing information can be had from the Cycling Federation. Diving Puerto Rican coastal waters are prone to be a little murkier than the rest of the Caribbean. There are a few places where visibility exceeds 100 feet, but even the more normal range of 70 feet is still a good three times what you're lucky to get in California or much of the United States.
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