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“Very narrow road full of very wide vehicles.”
Review of Highway 997

Highway 997
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Owner description: Highway 997 runs in front of Camp Garcia.
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Very narrow road full of very wide vehicles.”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Seriously be careful. We rented a moped and were cruising down 997 on our way back from lunch when we got into a pretty bad accident. The driver in the Land Rover was definitely in the middle of the road coming around a blind corner so we were forced to dump the moped and slide along the ground. I think there's still dirt in my hand and knee from the experience.

Beautiful drive, but seriously worst road rash of my life.

Visited March 2014
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Key West
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“woow”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

driving as little as I do in key West would not rent a jeep there roads good but very small....... and they all drive like city people LOL but everyride with a local or taxi was fun safe byt an adventure!!!!

Visited October 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Decent highway”
Reviewed 26 June 2013

If you rent a car on Vieques, you're likely to ride on this highway at some point. It connects Isabella Segundo and Esperanza. It's a well-maintained road, very few pot holes, if any. Be careful driving, as It's somewhat narrow, and very curvy. There are often horses, dogs, chickens, or mongoose on the road, or near the road. Sometimes people bike or walk on this road as well.
At night, it's not well lit, especially close to Sun Bay. There was a car crash in that area this week (not sure what happened), but we noticed it on the way to the beach in the morning (hadn't been there the day before). It would be easy to hit someone or something at night if you aren't driving carefully.
There are many points of interest accessible by this road including, Restaurant El Resuelve (must check it out!), Wildlife Refuge, a small family-owned organic farm (open on the weekends- definitely check it out!), and Sun Bay.

Visited June 2013
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“No pot holes”
Reviewed 19 May 2013

The road is paved and is a nice quick ride between towns. There are lots of horses, dogs, curves , and hills so need to drive careful.

Visited May 2013
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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
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113 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“No Potholes!”
Reviewed 27 October 2012

The entire road from Isabel to Esperanza has been resurfaced and gutters added. No more potholes!! Somehow the trip to Esperanza doesn't seem so long when driving on a nice road. Don't be tempted to drive too fast though - still lots of horses and dogs.

Visited October 2012
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Thank MujerDelMar
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