Vieques Beaches are a well kept secret of the Caribbean. The Island of Vieques Puerto Rico is one of the Spanish Virgin Islands together with little sister Culebra Puerto Rico.
Both are integral part of Puerto Rico regarding nationality, language and customs. Therefore all born on the Island are US citizens by birth.
Corcho Beach one of the beaches of Vieques Puerto Rico
Vieques La Isla Nena
Puerto Ricans have nicknamed it “La Isla Nena” or the girl island. It lies about 10 miles off the coast of mainland Puerto Rico, midway to St Thomas USVI, and next to its smaller sister island of Culebra. For 60 years since 1943, the US Navy had used the island for all kind of naval exercises and held a great part of its territory.
After years of pressure from local residents and many Puerto Ricans alike, the Navy finally left in 2003 and now the island is a heaven for tourists looking for underdeveloped and remote sites, far from tumultuous resorts and amount of people.
Sun Bay Beach Vieques
A Paradise of Puerto Rico
Vieques Puerto Rico is a little paradise, its waters are pristine and the attitude is a laid back one. Locals and many visitors alike want to keep it this way and resist any attempt from developers including the Puerto Rico government to change it.
The exotic beaches and crystal blue waters make it an idyllic place for Island Honeymoons, Caribbean Family vacations and couples just trying to find their Romantic Getaways.
The fortress of “El Fortin Conde de Mirasol” located in the town of Isabel Segunda constructed during Spanish Colonial rule holds the Vieques Museum of Art and History and the Vieques Archives. Open Wed-Sun 10am – 4 pm. The other town across the island is Esperanza.
Navio Beach on the Island of Vieques Puerto Rico
Some of the Vieques Beaches are
The beach has a few sear grape and coconut palms as well as almond and quenepa trees. In summary this is a beautiful beach perfect for family reunions. This is the island’s “Balneario” or public beach with all the facilities you may expect
Esperanza Beach one of Vieques Beaches
Phosphorescent Mosquito Bay in Vieques
For more information visit the Puerto Rico Tourism Website
It's easy to get from Puerto Rico to Vieques
Getting to Vieques
Getting to Vieques is easy. From San Juan International Airport the flight is about 20 minutes. Also there are some flights from St Croix and St Thomas USVI and from Fajardo Puerto Rico, located on the east coast of the main island.
You can get there from Fajardo Puerto Rico by ferry in about an hour. The Vieques ferry operates three times a day. For schedules call the Puerto Rico Port Authority Office at 800-981-2005
While visiting Puerto Rico, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Vieques Beaches for a couple of days or think of it for your next Caribbean Family Vacation.
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