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Beautiful black sand

This is a beautiful beach to walk on especially if you never have walked on a beach like this... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Black magic sand

This is a not to be miss in your visit to Vieques. It's a totally different sight of what any beach... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful beach to walk on especially if you never have walked on a beach like this. Created by volcanic minerals and lava fragments the sand is very fine. This is not a swimming beach though. There is a 10 minute walk from...More

Thank zipty22
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a not to be miss in your visit to Vieques. It's a totally different sight of what any beach you will ever see.The sand is actually like black powder in contrast to other white sand beaches in the island. There's a 10 minute...More

Thank acruetsr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked this beach because it was different from other beaches in the island. It is very easy to miss it so you need accurate directions. I parked across the road close to a gallery and walked back to the entrance of the dirt path....More

Thank Foncho11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful, Beautiful,Private!! A must if you make it to Vieques. We loved how private and beautiful it was. only about 20 people total on the beach!!

Thank rmcd5m
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Me and my wife went to this beach in Vieques. It's really spectacular to see a beach with different sand color. It's not a popular beach in the area because of the distance from the main road. When you are coming from the road it's...More

1  Thank Marcovic007
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Black sand beach is beautiful. The sand is actually black and it is very heavy. It is a bit tricky walking into the water but once past the rocks (literally two steps worth) it is awesome!

Thank sallywess
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We walked from our guest house and missed the path to the beach. It is hidden on the other side of the guard rail (stay to the right when you climb down to the path- the path is through the rain forest ) - but...More

Thank Helga K
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The Playa Negra (Black Sand Beach) is located on the Southwest side of the Island. It is located on Highway 996 just past the intersection with Highway 201 coming from Esperanza. There is a yellow painted guardrail which is your first indicator then a sign...More

1  Thank DiAlJo
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We spent a few hours there. It's a nice beach, but be aware before you go that the black sand gets everywhere. It's different from the white sand beaches in other ways as well. You have to walk a ways down a path to get...More

Thank DDFAustin
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I went to this beach last day. It is like 15 minutes walking but well deserve it, this is like getting in other world, the way to the beach is breathless with all the vegetation. Once in the beach the rock formations, the cristal clear...More

Thank Selines P
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