"ONE OF THE MOST MAGICAL EXPERIENCES ON EARTH"
Puerto Mosquito (Mosquito Bay) is located on the southern shore of the island of Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico.
This magical bioluminescent bay has been officially declared the brightest recorded in the world by Guiness Book of World Records 2008
Please don’t leave Isla de Vieques without taking a tour of this magnificent and magical natural wonder, it will be a memory to remember for a lifetime. In the waters of Mosquito Bay there are organisms named Pyrodinium bahamense, Dinoflagellates (dinos). These “dinos” are responsible for this amazing natural phenomenon. When the “dinos” come into contact with another organism or shaken they produce a bright burst of blue light.
Mosquito Bay is the perfect environment for these dinos. The Bay is small and shallow and the mouth of the bay is small, so the bright tiny organisms are trapped and protected in the bay, making it very, very bright.
The mangroves surrounding the bay provide the perfect nutrition for the Pyrodinium bahamense. Any changes in the delicate ecosystem can diminish the healthy balance of the bay.
Why it's called Puerto Mosquito?
Basically, when you get off the bus, mosquitos will welcome you. So make sure you got an insect repellent. Use all natural insect repellents Do not use bug repellents containing DEET. This chemical is harmful to the bioluminescence and it will kill hundreds if not thousands of “dinos”.