People vacationing in this part of Vieques almost always enjoy the beautiful water at one of the area's amazing beaches. Here, you shouldn't be too far from multiple options.
Each of the access points adorning the coast of Vieques have their own personalities; these characteristics could make the difference between a relaxing time on the sand, and an unprepared visit. The choices in the following table are those found nearest to Bananas Guesthouse. Click on the names below to learn about amenities and other details:
|Esperanza Beach||0.1||ESE||4.2 mi. South-Southwest of Vieques Town|
|Sun Bay Beach||0.7||E||3.8 mi. South-Southwest of Vieques Town|
|Playa Negra||1.2||W||4.9 mi. South West of Vieques Town|
|Media Luna Beach||1.5||E||4.0 mi. South of Vieques Town|
|Navio Beach||1.9||E||3.9 mi. South of Vieques Town|
|Playa Grande||2.2||W||5.8 mi. South West of Vieques Town|
|El Gallito||3.2||N||2.2 mi. West of Vieques Town|
|Puerto Ferro Playita||3.2||E||3.8 mi. South-Southeast of Vieques Town|
|Mosquito Beach Pier||3.6||NW||4.5 mi. West of Vieques Town|
|Garcia Beach||3.8||E||3.3 mi. Southeast of Vieques Town|
|Caracas Beach||4.1||E||3.5 mi. Southeast of Vieques Town|
|Bahia Tapon Beach||4.4||E||3.6 mi. Southeast of Vieques Town|
|Pata Prieta||4.9||E||3.7 mi. Southeast of Vieques Town|
Esperanza Beach is the closest choice to consider near Bananas Guesthouse. Keep in mind that this beach is found a couple hundred yards from the hostel, so you really won't have to travel far to enjoy it. Set on the south side of Isla de Vieques in El Malecón is a favorite beach amongst locals with families: Playa Esperanza. The each is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, as well as holidays, and it available for all to use at no fee. You can spend as much time as you want at this coastal site, considering there are restrooms available.
If you're searching for plenty of sand, surf and seclusion, Sun Bay Beach could be a better choice for you. Sun Bay Beach is the only Balneario Público, or government maintained beach on the island of Vieques. This means it is the only beach with facilities and life guards, but it is also the only beach you have to pay to park at. It can be found only a meager trip away.
Visiting the town or local neighborhood nearest to your hostel can help you get out of your comfort zone to experience something a little different, whether it's for enjoying a night out in the area, or simply experiencing some of the local culture while on your trip. Bananas Guesthouse is located in Esperanza, a hamlet on Vieques; it's four miles (seven kilometers) to the south-southwest of Vieques Town.
The areas that are closest to Bananas Guesthouse are listed in the table below:
|Barriada Monte Santo, Vieques||2.9||NE|
|Vieques Town, Vieques||4.2||NNE|
|Quebrada Seca, Puerto Rico||16.0||NW|
|Ceiba, Puerto Rico||16.3||NW|
|Cayo Luis Pena||17.2||NE|
|Culebra Pueblo, Isla de Culebra||18.5||NE|
|Naguabo Valley, Puerto Rico||18.9||WNW|
Tourists who want to try unfamiliar activities while visiting Vieques will find that Bananas Guesthouse is in an ideal place for people who will be in and out trying various excursions. You will soon notice that this section of Vieques has a lot of spots for vacationers to explore, such as Fortín Conde De Mirasol, and . Though there are at least three great attractions nearby, the closest one is .,
When it comes to finding area attractions that are just right for your family, it's best to know all your options, like those listed in the following table.
|Lighthouse||3.3||E||3.8 mi. South-Southeast of Vieques Town|
|Fortín Conde De Mirasol||Historical Site||4.2||NE||Vieques Town|
|Vieques National Wildlife Refugee||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||6.2||NE||3.3 mi. East of Vieques Town|
|Punta Mulas Lighthouse||Lighthouse||4.5||NNE||0.4 mi. North of Vieques Town|
|Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust||Museum||0.0||WNW||Esperanza|
|Museum||--||--||5.1 mi. South West of Vieques Town|
|Historical Site||3.1||W||6.3 mi. South West of Vieques Town|
|Historical Site||4.2||W||7.0 mi. West-Southwest of Vieques Town|
If you're looking for a chance to see something a little different, Fortín Conde De Mirasol might be a good choice. Built in 1845, Fortin Conde De Mirasol was eventually turned into a prison and place of execution for many prisoner. Near complete ruins by the late 1900's, the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture restored the complex, finishing in 1991.
When you're choosing a location to stay in, it is sometimes worthwhile to find out about nearby lodging options as a means to get a better feel for the region. Readers can find lots of additional destinations to look at before making a decision, as this section of Vieques plays host to a sweeping range of resorts and hotels to pick from. Find out more about the region's hotel booking options by viewing the table below.
|Malecon House||0.1||W||Esperanza, Vieques|
|Trade Winds Guesthouse||0.2||WNW||Esperanza, Vieques|
|Esperanza Inn||0.2||NW||Esperanza, Vieques|
|Villa Coral Guesthouse||0.5||NNW||Esperanza, Vieques|
|Inn On The Blue Horizon||0.8||W||4.6 mi. South West of Vieques Town, Vieques|
|Hacienda Tamarindo||0.9||WNW||4.5 mi. South West of Vieques Town, Vieques|
|The Great Escape||1.7||N||2.7 mi. South West of Vieques Town, Vieques|
|La Finca Caribe Guest House and Cottages||2.2||NW||4.0 mi. South West of Vieques Town, Vieques|
|Crow's Nest||2.6||N||1.8 mi. South West of Vieques Town, Vieques|
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