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Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

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| Access to the Beach Areas is off of Highway 997, 00765, Puerto Rico
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Excellent beaches, nice lighthouse!

We visited the Blue beach and the Caracas beach, with the former being the best of all beaches that... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Subramanian K
Wildlife Refuge - Beach Opportunities Galore

Our first stop on Vieques was to visit the Wildlife Refuge for access to the Beach Areas. There... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
DiAlJo
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Hockessin, Delaware
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Much of the land on this new wildlife reserve was once a naval bombing range.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beaches” (9 reviews)
“hiking trails” (3 reviews)
“local kids” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
| Access to the Beach Areas is off of Highway 997, 00765, Puerto Rico
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+1 787-741-2138

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

We visited the Blue beach and the Caracas beach, with the former being the best of all beaches that we visited in Puerto Rico (including Flamenco). We also visited the run-down Puerto Ferro lighthouse, which had awesome views and a secret beach if you take...More

Thank Subramanian K
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Our first stop on Vieques was to visit the Wildlife Refuge for access to the Beach Areas. There are several choices once you enter the Refuge off of Highway 997. We chose La Chiva (known as the Blue Beach). We drove all the way to...More

Thank DiAlJo
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The staff member gave our group a lot of information about the island of Vieques and the wildlife issues there. He also described the programs they are doing to education young people on the island about care of the environment and wildlife. He then lead...More

1  Thank bquality
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a beautiful tranquil spot. You have to do a little hiking to check out the different areas. It is worth a look

1  Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We visited several of the beaches, such as the Blue beach, La Plata and Pata Prieta. All were great with clear waters and great snorkeling. Most of the coral reefs were easily accessed from the beach which made it easy even for the kids to...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Variety of beaches, each a bit different. Mangroves were interesting too. Mongoose, who knew? Having a Jeep was helpful for the road conditions.

Thank johnandea
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I saw wild horses, but they're a dime a dozen in Vieques. The real treat here are the beaches. This is the Caribbean alright; white beaches, crystral-clear, warm, aqua-green water, palm trees, little coves to make out in, rocks, fish – everything. Every beach is...More

1  Thank Erica O
Reviewed 18 January 2017

In Vieques the animals are everywhere and plentiful but, no where more than the refuge. Look for lizards and iguana's plus wild horses and roosters.

Thank Jessesgirl2016
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Access to some of the best beaches in the caribbean. No beach bars, chairs, hotels or houses. Very pretty selection of wild beaches. Also good areas for scuba, snorkeling and kayak fishing (recommend Nena Scuba for former and Bieque Eco Travel - Eric - for...More

2  Thank Henry S
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Access to some of the best beaches on Vieques are here in the National Wildlife Refuge....also access to the Fero Lighthouse. The first Kilometer is paved with about 12 speedbumps...speed limit 25 mph. Road ends at Playa Plata about 4 kilometers in. Lots of horses...More

1  Thank busconi
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