The Virgin Islands National Park covers about 3/5ths of the island of St. John and also includes 5,650 acres of submerged lands, and most of Hassell Island in the harbor of Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas.
Created in 1956 from lands donated by the philanthropist Rockefeller family, the park continues to dazzle and amaze visitors to this day.
On St. John there are three notable beaches to explore, at Hawksnest, Trunk and Cinnamon Bays.
On the coast of Michoacan, Maruata has been a mecca for some time now. The big Parties are Christmas and Easter. No hotels, only camping. Lots of drums and other music. The locals are Nahuatl Indians, and extremely friendly. Best beach on the West Coast of Mexico.