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Swimming and enjoying the attractive beach and bay views take up most tourists' time. You can hire a small boat for a coastal ride or fishing in two ways. Go toward the malecón on Calle Veracruz until you reach the tiny boatmen's cooperative, with fixed prices posted on the wall, or walk two buildings farther to the water taxi ramp. The water taxi is the best option for going to Colimilla (5 min.; 30 pesos) or across the inlet (3 min.; 20 pesos) to the Grand Bay Hotel. Water taxis make the rounds regularly, so if you're at Colimilla, wait, and one will be along shortly. At the cooperative, a 30-minute lagoon tour costs 300 pesos, with other boat tours available. Sportfishing costs 500 pesos per hour for up to four people in a small panga (open fiberglass boat).

Isla Navidad Country Club (tel. 314/337-9024; www.islanavidad.com) has a 27-hole, 7,053-yard, par-72 golf course that is open to the public (daily 7am-7pm). Greens fees are $140 for 18 holes plus tax, $160 for 27 holes plus tax (discounts are available for hotel guests). Prices include a motorized cart. Caddies are available for $30 and rental clubs for $46. The clubhouse is stocked with Cuban cigars and premium tequila.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.