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The Cayman Islands present a variety of adventure opportunities, no
matter what your fitness or activity level. Most adventures in the
Cayman Islands revolve around the water, whether that means scuba div-
ing or snorkeling, sailing or deep-sea fishing, or just plain beachwalking
and sunworshipping, although activities on land are available as well.
Walking & Hiking
Because of the Cayman Islands' flat grade, walking is a popular
activity on all three islands. There's plenty to see and, except
along West Bay Road (parallel to Seven Mile Beach) and in George
Town, there's very little traffic to contend with. Walking is a good way to
meet local residents; it's traditional to greet others with “Good morning,”
or “Good afternoon,” and a smile.
Hikers will also find marked trails. The Mastic Trail on the east end of
Grand Cayman features several eco-areas and guided walks. Another ex-
cellent hike, this one self-guided, is found at the Queen Elizabeth II Bo-
tanic Park ; for more information about these trails and hikes, see the
Grand Cayman chapter, pages 130-132. Cayman Brac also has many
marked trails of special interest to birders. More about these are found in
the Cayman Brac chapter, pages 201-202.
Midday heat can be intense, especially once you
enter the interior of the island away from the
cooling trade winds. Always carry water with
you and be aware of the symptoms of heat ex-
haustion and sunstroke.
If you have an interest in caving, set aside time on Cayman Brac , at least
for a day-trip. The caves here don't require any special gear other than a
flashlight, and most can be reached easily using ladders or steps at the