A Home Transforming Poster! Premium Semi-Glossy Paper Metal Framed Poster - Mona Island - a deserted plateau full of legends and caves...
These beach scenes are very rare - Mona Island - 50 miles of PR - a remote island very
inaccessible even from PR. It's a heavy (possibly unbearable due to waves) - 3 hr boat trip...
It's a state park with 5 residents - the guards.
Pajaros beach is one of the best in the island and i spent a week taking photos there
with a great camera Nikon D850 in various weather to get these great shots.
A video of fisherman there and some of the island:
It has over 500K sq meters of caves - another story...
And the LEGENDS?
One of them is about 5 guys that went into the caves to search for the GOLD hidden there by the GERMANS in WWII.
The facts & background:
1-In the early century a German mining company took over Mona to mine Guano (bat's shit) which was used to manufacture bombs.
2-In WW II German subs were all over the place in the Caribbean and sunk over 200 ships.
A friend of mine - a park ranger - saw German military trucks in the deep forest.
So these 5 guys went in these immense interconnected caves (in most you can walk normally) and left a
string to get back out. Eventaully after days, when they went back, the string was cut.
For weeks they could not find the way out... finally when they got out 4 were insane due to fear etc.
Mona is the third-largest island of the Puerto Rican archipelago, after the main island of Puerto Rico and Vieques. It is the largest of three islands in the Mona Passage, a strait between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, the others being Monito Island and Desecheo Island.
Area: 55.82 km²
Max width: 7 km
Population: 5 (2010) - the state guards
Barrio: Isla de Mona e Islote Monito
Island group: Greater Antilles
Image rights - Nature images by Raul Garcia Yunque Store - Nikon D850 cameras