Swimming in a sea of myths
REALITY: The Caribbean is full of health nuts and athletes. Wind drives the board sports action in and around Puerto Ricos Rincón, on Panamas Bocas Del Toro islands, on the east and south coasts of Barbados, and on the kite beaches of the Dominican Republics Cabarete and Guadeloupes Le Moule. Flex your endurance roping down Martiniques rain-forested, river-gorged mountainsides. Join a Sunday workout with Hike Barbados or Puerto Ricos Panoramic Hike, a 165-mile east-west route covered over consecutive Sundays in February and March. Dominica is bush-whacking the Waitukubuli National Trail, linking waterfalls, lakes, Carib tracks, maroon hideouts, and interior villages in a 114-mile cross-island network. St. Lucias Forest and Lands Department and local guides make anything possible, even scaling Mount Gimie, the islands highest peak.