These hikers may be too preoccupied keeping their balance to realize that the watery path they're crossing is soaked in history. The battle of Las Chorreras, as the story goes, took place near this coastal waterfall in 1657 when the Spanish and English went head to head fighting for possession of the island. Today, this iconic Caribbean landmark attracts a daisy chain of hand-in-hand hikers who carefully make their way up the travertine rocks, through the cascades and onto the lush landing at the top. In fact, no trip to this island is complete without a dripping, smiling picture like this one. Situated on the north coast of an island whose Arawak name, Xayamaca, aptly means "land of rivers and springs," this 600-foot-high waterfall is one of the things you, the ISLANDS reader, told us you loved most about the Caribbean.
Whether you love this pictured location for the history that flows here, its famous follow-the-leader hike or your own soggy photos of the spot, we couldn't agree more.
If you can name this island landmark, which will be in next issue's "Best of the Caribbean" feature, send your answer in by Sept. 25, 2009. Readers who submit the correct answer will be entered to win an ISLANDS gift.
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