Village Voice: Counter
Thanks for the photo. Great shot!
Sorry I didn't send the salt cod recipe in time--I'll forward it soon,
worth having anyway.
The resort I recommended in Patillas is Playa Caribe. It's really not
Patillas, but in Hacienda San Isidro, a tiny hamlet whose main
feature is a
spectacular baseball field, brightly lit at night, where the local
Right across from the field is a tiny roadside restaurant with only
seating that's owned by the police chief's wife. The food's pretty
for those plastic bags of snappers hanging from the trees after the
fleet (ha!) comes in around three in the afternoon. The socko farmer's
is located in the middle of the town, which is on a weird loop that
highway 3 to go through the town, which is spectacularly situated,
if you approach from the west.
Nearer the east end of the loop there's also a
gringo supermarket that has a wonderful selection of stuff (including
food!) that's patronized by wealthy drug company employees as well
locals. It's not your local price chopper, but in a pinch, I've been
buy their frozen fish and cook it over the barbecue at Playa Caribe.
way, you should try to book ahead, since it's the spring break season
Playa Caribe is popular with New Yawkers.
If you wash out at Playa Caribe,
there are a couple of other decent accomodations off of 3 on the way
Tuna, the southwestermost point of the island. If you need to buy swimsuits,
don't miss the K-Mart in Guyama. Don't miss the road that goes into
rainforest from Batay Columbia [sic], just before the pleasantly one-horse
town of Maunabo, which has nothing to recommend it to the tourist,
means, it really rocks!
Thanks for forwarding the treatment. I found it accurate in almost every
detail, and fun to read. Let me know how your Puerto Rico trip goes.
take the autopista to Coamo on the weekends, don't miss the outdoor
at one of the Cayey exits (there are three). I'm not sure which one,
can tell by the smoke and the smell!