by Amber Autumn
May 25, 2005
El Cedral is the oldest town on the island. The sightseeing tour takes you to a forest with citrus trees along the path. When you come to a clearing, a sign greets you that says "Almost Free Blankets Ahead." In March, the city was blooming with the tropical climate. There was a large mound with stones and trees that is a burial sight, with such a small temple, you can barely fit in the doorway. I was about 5 feet and 2 inches at the time, and it grazed my head!
The small town has a Catholic church that is blue-green and white, with a table as an altar. Across from the church is where the "almost free blankets" were. There are restrooms here. You can see the dazzling views of Mayan and Mexican designs when you stroll past them. Afterwards, we then went back to the bus and drove to Punta Sur.
From journal Cruising the Caribbean