Bahia Jalova

Set near historical Camposilo is Bahia Jalova, a beautiful bay with tranquil, warm waters.

Situated near the center of the island of Vieques, Bahia Jalova is on the East coast of the island, You might want whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Not looking forward to staking out a spot at a busy beach? All the more reason you should find a beach that hasn't been "discovered" by thousands of tourists; less popular beaches like Bahia Jalova allow you much more room to spread out and feel comfortable.

How to Access The Beach
Bahia Jalova is accessible off Cam Puerto Diablo, where visitors can park in the dirt just before the bay.

Amenities and Ambiance

Protected by miles of forest, Bahia Jalova features powder white sand and turquoise waters.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

If you prefer beaches that offer those who visit a quiet place to escape, then maybe head on over to Bahia Jalova; it is found within a more rural section of Vieques.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the East coast of Vieques. It is near some interesting sites like Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, which is found six miles to the west-southwest, and it is one of the local attractions.

Historical attractions such as Fortín Conde De Mirasol provide the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Bahia Jalova, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Puerto Rico's past, without having to stray too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, you'll find this spot a rather short taxi ride away from this historical destination.

If a visit to the Bahia Jalova isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Bahia Jalova
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse Lighthouse 6.1 WSW Vieques
Fortín Conde De Mirasol Historical Site 7.0 W Vieques
Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery Art Gallery 7.3 W Vieques
Punta Mulas Lighthouse Lighthouse 7.4 W Vieques
Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust Museum 9.3 W Vieques

Cities and Towns

Bahia Jalova is near Isabel Segunda, so walking the city is a definite option. Not far away you'll find Isabel Segunda, a city which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the shore, Isabel Segunda is a little ways off, maybe seven miles (11 and a half kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked rooms nearby. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can attract guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Because this beach is in a pretty popular vacation destination, it typically isn't very difficult to find the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you and your group are looking to find a place that's near the ocean, the following table shows the accommodations closest to Bahia Jalova.

Accommodations near Bahia Jalova
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hector's by the Sea 6.5 W B & B
Seagate Hotel 6.6 W Hotel
Ababor Suites 7.0 WNW Hotel


There aren't any restaurants close to this beach, so you might want to pack a lunch for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Vieques you might like besides Bahia Jalova.

You might also enjoy Naguabo Beach, found 25 and a half miles to the west. More active guests, though, may be interested in Bahia Yoye, which offers more action, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's found a half mile to the south west.

Another option worth considering is Esperanza Beach, which is located a quick cab ride away.

While Puerto Rico has many alluring attractions, a trip to Bahia Jalova could end up a family favorite.


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