Island of Lonely Men
this island has been written the saddest and cruelest pages
of the Costa Rica History when the island was a prison between
1873 and 1991.
will testimony throughout the originally graffiti's how society
secluded the prisoners not to reform them, just to get rid of
them thru forgiverness and indifference in the island where
human rights didn't mean anything.
THE TOUR YOU WILL VISIT:
Bartolina, a cell assigned for quarantine, it was closed
at 4 pm. until 4 am. with no water, food or medicines.
Guarnición, sleeping rooms, communications and electricity
center, game room and baths for te mate keepers.
Disco, it was the cruelest of the cells, is like a oval,
here the inmates were introduced tied with chain and left for
days with no water, or food until his own death.
Chejas, small dark cells with no doors with stone bricks
in some walls and none others with electricity to assured a
electrocutation in case of any attempt of escape.
the island is much more than the ruins of the old prison, nature
has been more than generous, its biodiversity along with the
beautifull scenary it make it worth while to visit.
/ WHAT TO BRING
tropical climate awaits you, be sure to bring your sunglasses,
sun block, camera, hat and comfortable clothes and shoes.
from Puntarenas/Marina Pier/Puntarenas
Trip Sea Transportation in a deluxe vessell equiped with security
escorted tour of the island with a bilingual tour conductor