Bahia Icacos

Set on the north coast of Isla de Vieques, Bahia Icacos is a sleepy beach where visitors go to get away from the crowds. If you've ever wondered what it was like to have a beach all to yourself, chances are you'll find out if you plan a trip to Bahia Icacos.

Located on the island of Vieques, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. This isn't just another pretty beach, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in Puerto Rico. While Bahia Icacos may be a little more difficult to reach, it allows you to relax without being bothered by the noise of the crowds.

How to Access The Beach

A dirt road leads to a make-shift parking area, and a set of stairs allows you to gain access to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Bahia Icacos features a thin stretch of white sand leading to calm turquoise waters.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Bahia Icacos brings guests a calm and relaxing place to escape, thanks to the fact that the area surrounding the beach is not heavily urbanized.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the East coast of Vieques. It's located near Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, which is seen eight and a half miles away, and it is one of a number of the area's interesting attractions.

Historical attractions like Fortín Conde De Mirasol provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Bahia Icacos, and allow visitors to learn more about Puerto Rico, without having to venture too far from the coast. In fact, this shoreline is nine miles from this destination of historical interest.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Bahia Icacos
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse Lighthouse 8.7 WSW Vieques
Fortín Conde De Mirasol Historical Site 9.1 W Vieques
Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery Art Gallery 9.3 W Vieques
Punta Mulas Lighthouse Lighthouse 9.4 W Vieques
Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust Museum 11.8 W Vieques

Cities and Towns

Bahia Icacos is near Vieques Town, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Not far away you'll find Vieques Town, a city which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the beach, Vieques Town is found maybe nine and a half miles (15 kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how packed the nearby hotels are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may encounter visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of places to stay a car ride away. A few of the more convenient options are seen in the following table.

Accommodations near Bahia Icacos
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Seagate Hotel 8.6 W Hotel
Hector's by the Sea 8.7 W B & B
Arabor Suites 8.9 W Hotel


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat surrounding this coast, so it would be a good idea to plan a picnic for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Vieques besides Bahia Icacos.

You might also enjoy Naguabo Beach, situated 27 and a half miles away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might enjoy people watching at Bahia Salinas. It's found a quarter mile to the east.

You might also want to visit El Gallito, located not too far away, and can be reached in a cab.

Bahia Icacos could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Puerto Rico you might like.


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