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Address: Puerto Rico
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Navy used this base to train soldiers.

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Beautiful Vieques

I was stationed here while in the Marine back in the early 1970's. I loved the beach and spending the day in Isabel Segunda. This island is the jewel of the Caribbean.The people... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 August 2015
Richard B
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Dunkirk, Indiana
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Dunkirk, Indiana
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

I was stationed here while in the Marine back in the early 1970's. I loved the beach and spending the day in Isabel Segunda. This island is the jewel of the Caribbean.The people there are friendly and the food there is great. I would love to return there someday. I had to select a recent date because it is required... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

Look for Vereda Playuela is a walk / hike of 3 miles and one of the best you can do in Vieques. The areas are great and safe. Go and take a dip at Corcho Beach just my favorite beach. It is worth the walk!

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2 Thank Gisela M
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

This former Marine base is now HQ for the Fish and Wildlife Services which control that end of the island and many of the best beaches. Many of the roads are paved and or well maintained gravel and it is just grand in comparison to its former life.

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5 Thank Buppa1
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
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80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

this was the name given when it was a military outpost. Although still under federal hands it is now called the Fish and Wild Life Refuge. Don't expect to see tigers, pumas, snakes, monkeys here....just birds and mongoose

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3 Thank waldobird
Albany, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Was my first duty station out of basic and school.I was there the last six months in1970 as a crash/firefighter on the Airstrip.After being there with all the beaches and got to meet some local people, it made my time past too fast. I was disapointed that I couldnt stay longer. I kept in contact with a couple of friends... More 

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6 Thank Joe B
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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409 reviews
111 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

We drove around and checked out all the old bunkers and buildings left behind. Beware sometimes the trees and brush cover the roads and if you are in a rental jeep it will get scratched. We had a SUV our house owner rented us and he said no worries if it gets scratched. The beach we found was very nice... More 

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3 Thank Travelman360
NYC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

Some of the best beaches in the world are within this wildlife refuge. Not only the beaches but the terrain are worth admiring. Towards the end of the preserve road are hills of cactus and tress. its a beautiful place.

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3 Thank frankipoo
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

My Dad served in the US Navy for 21 years. As part of the "Seabees" Construction Battalion unit (he was a cook/steward), he was often overseas on duty when we were young, and he spend time in Camp Garcia in the mid-70s. He had been stationed throughout the world but always said that Camp Garcia/Vieques was one of the most... More 

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Lakewood, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012

I was stationed there for about 6 months in 1976 as part of a joint USMC-Navy exercise. I was in S-2, Aerial Intelligence, as part of a contingent of UH-1N Heuy Helicopters attached to the Marine Amphibious Group out of Camp Lejeune, NC. We were also there with British Royal Marines and Dutch Marines. It was awesome duty! And hard... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

Driving through the former Camp Garcia to find any of the number of beaches now open to the public is a bit surreal. After driving several minutes surrounded by natural beauty, you suddenly come across a sign that warns of explosive hazards with a graphic image of an exploding bomb. The beaches here are nice, but not as nice a... More 

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