Island Pictures

Tracie and I rented a car and drove around the island to see the other side, which we had never done before. The car was a stripped down VW Beetle that had the top removed to make it a convertible.

Our first major stop was at San Gervasio (See the pictures on a seperate page), then we made it to the east side of the island. There is one long road that takes you south once you reach the east side, and then the road reached the southern-most point (Punta Sur) of the island.

Along the east side is a collection of beaches and small bars and restaurants to stop and admire the view. The sea was calm, and we ate at a place called Coconuts. We also stopped and snorkeled a bit, then continued on our way.

Eventually we reached Punta Sur, and there is a lighthouse at the end which you can climb to the top of. I went to the top (about 130+ stairs) and the views were magnificent! Nearby there were some small ruins and a few crocodiles basking in the sun. All in all, a nice drive around the island.

The VW Beetle we rented for the day One of the bars along the east coast Tracie holds up the food menu
The VW Beetle we rented for the day One of the bars along the east coast Tracie holds up the food menu
A view from the seaside table we had Some of the decor near Coconuts Brian stands near a large bra
A view from the seaside table we had Some of the decor near Coconuts Brian stands near a large bra
A fun sign near the entrance Another bar on the east shore Some of the coast on the east side
A fun sign near the entrance Another bar on the east shore Some of the coast on the east side
The sign warning of crocodiles nearby One of the crocodiles resting in the sun A close-up of one of the crocodiles
The sign warning of crocodiles nearby One of the crocodiles resting in the sun A close-up of one of the crocodiles
Looking down from an observation tower The lighthouse at Punta Sur (South Point) A view from the top of the lighthouse
Looking down from an observation tower The lighthouse at Punta Sur (South Point) A view from the top of the lighthouse
Looking out towards the southern tip The sign noting we are at Punta Sur A view down to our rental car
Looking out towards the southern tip The sign noting we are at Punta Sur A view down to our rental car
The glass light in the lighthouse Part of the light assembly The spiral stairs in the lighthouse
The glass light in the lighthouse Part of the light assembly The spiral stairs in the lighthouse