Map of Beaches in Vieques

1 | Laguna Algodones Beach

Visitors to Lake Algodones on the north coast of Viegues, Puerto Rico have only a short distance through the forest to go before reaching the coast and Laguna Algodones Beach. After the hike, there is no better reward than relaxing on the beach.

The center of Vieques Town is four and a half miles (seven kilometers) west of this beach.

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1 | El Gallito

Sitting just outside some of the most tourist friendly areas on Vieques, the convenient Gallito Beach is easy to reach while still being free of major crowds. Anyone looking for a quick getaway and a beach more relaxed is sure to find El Gallito a good match.

This beach is two miles (three and a half kilometers) to the west of the center of Vieques Town.

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1 | Puerto Diablo

Puerto Diablo, on the eastern end of Isla de Vieques is closed to the public, but it remains a gorgeous stretch of sand that many visitors are willing to sail close to shore just to catch a glimpse.

This beach is located within easy traveling distance from Vieques Town, approximately six and a half miles (approximately ten kilometers) east of the center of Vieques.

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1 | 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.

If you are coming from the center of Vieques Town, go nine and a half miles (15 kilometers) east to get to this beach.

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2 | Bahia Salinas

The trek to Bahia Salinas is a strenuous one, but the pay-off is a nearly always unoccupied beach that truly makes visitors feel as though they have stumbled upon their own private island.

Make your way a quarter mile (a half kilometer) to the east from Bahia Icacos to get to this beach.

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1 | Mosquito Beach Pier

Jutting out for a mile into the north shore of Vieques is Mosquito Pier, or Rompeolas. The pier splits that area of coast into two separate beaches, Playa Bladin and Playa La Peña.

Travelers will find this beach four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers) west of the center of Vieques Town.

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1 | Playa Branca

A remote beach in the remote region of an outlying Puerto Rican island; you can be that Playa Branca will grant you some privacy. The soft sand bordered on both sides by rock cliffs offers sunny days and plenty of fun to those able to make the trip.

The center of Vieques is located approximately nine and a half miles (15 and a half kilometers) to the west of this beach.

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1 | Bahia Fanduca

Bahia Fanduca is a bay set on the smaller sister island to Puerto Rico, Vieques. Due to its horseshoe shape, as well as the addition of a small reef the waters of this beach are calm, making it a great family locale.

Make your way east-southeast for seven miles (11 kilometers) from the center of Vieques Town to get to this beach.

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2 | Bahia Yoye

Many people head to Puerto Rico hoping to spend a day or two set up on a deserted beach, with nothing but the sound of the water lapping ashore to disrupt their peace and quiet. At Bahia Yoye, on the island of Vieques, this dream is made a reality.

If you're coming from Bahia Fanduca, go a quarter mile (a half kilometer) to the north-northeast to locate this beach.

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3 | Bahia Jalova

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

Head a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer) northeast from Bahia Yoye to find this beach.

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1 | Laguna Matias

On the island of Vieques sits the Laguna Matias Beach. The beach is not well known amongst tourists, but those who are looking for a quiet place to break away from the business of life will find it here.

The center of Vieques is located approximately seven miles (11 kilometers) west of this beach.

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1 | Green Beach

Punta Arenas, also known as Green Beach, is a part of the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. It is located on the island of Vieques and runs from the north west tip down the east side.

Travel approximately ten miles (16 kilometers) west from the center of Vieques to get to this beach.

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1 | Blue Beach

Part of the National Wildlife Refuge on the island of Vieques, Blue Beach is so named for the striking blue waters off the coast. The waters are teeming with playful fish, making it a great location for snorkeling, turtles nest here, and birds are around in abundance. Even local wildlife agrees that Blue Beach is the best place for a day on the shore.

The center of Vieques Town is four and a half miles (seven kilometers) to the northwest of this beach.

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1 | Laguna La Plata

Located on the east side of Isla de Vieques, Laguna La Plata is part of the National Wildlife Refuge of Vieques. The beach is almost never crowded and the waters are calm, perfect for a family day at the beach.

When you're coming from the center of Vieques Town, go five miles (eight kilometers) to the east-southeast to reach this beach.

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1 | Garcia Beach

This beautiful beach is tucked away in the national forest and is hard to reach by anyone other than boaters or hikers. However, for those who do make it to Garcia Beach, there awaits a gentle cove with nearly perfect water that encompasses wonderful sea life and even a small cay-island in the middle of the cove.

This beach is located within traveling distance from Vieques Town, three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers) to the southeast of the center of Vieques Town.

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2 | Caracas Beach

Perfect for anyone looking for a remote beach, not only is Caracas not on mainland Puerto Rico, it is also inside a national wildlife refuge. Nature lovers and eco-tourist will love the tranquil beaches and the all natural surroundings.

Found within traveling distance from Vieques Town, this beach is just 0.4 miles (0.6 km) from Garcia Beach.

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3 | Bahia Tapon Beach

Resembling more a large sandbar than a beach, Bahia Tapon's sands protects a large cove that is full of rocky bottoms and diverse wildlife on one side, and takes the blunt force of the open sea on the other. This unfortunately does not make it good for water sports, though anyone who appreciated natural beauty is sure to enjoy the views.

When coming from Caracas Beach, go a quarter mile (a half kilometer) to the east to reach this beach.

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4 | Pata Prieta

Really only frequented by those looking to escape all forms of crowds, Pata Prieta's secluded shores are perfect for anyone hoping for privacy and quiet. This does not mean that one cannot have fun here, the long beach and gentle waters are great for exploring, with the forest rich in plant and wildlife, and the sea full of aquatic life.

Situated within easy traveling distance of Vieques Town, this beach is located only 0.5 miles (0.8 km) east-northeast of Bahia Tapon Beach.

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1 | Playa Grande

Playa Grande is a mile long beach on the south coast of Isla de Vieques. The lack of coral reef makes the waters that wash ashore too rough for more swimmers, but this beach can be a great place to get some peace and quiet while doing a little beach combing.

This beach is located within traveling range from Vieques Town, approximately six miles (approximately nine and a half kilometers) to the west-southwest of the center of Vieques.

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1 | Playa Negra

An oddity on the island of Vieques is Playa Negra -- which as you may be able to surmise from the name is a black sand beach. The interesting thing is that just some of the sand is black, giving it an even more unique appearance.

This beach can be found within easy traveling distance from Vieques Town, one and an eighth miles (a kilometer and a half) to the west of the center of Esperanza.

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1 | Esperanza Beach

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.

The center of Vieques Town is four miles (seven kilometers) north-northeast of this beach.

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2 | Sun Bay Beach

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.

Situated within easy traveling distance from Vieques Town, this beach is located only 0.6 miles (0.9 km) east of Esperanza Beach.

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1 | Media Luna Beach

Due to its calm, shallow waters, Media Luna is popular amongst families with young children who may not be the most experienced swimmers. Covered pavilions with wooden picnic benches and the ability to camp are big draws to the beach as well.

Go south for 4.0 miles (6.4 km) from the center of Vieques Town to get to this beach.

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2 | Navio Beach

Vacationers who want a little adventure mixed in with their beach-going experience will love Navio Beach on the island of Vieques. While the secluded spot appears to be a relaxing paradise at first glance, the rough, rolling waters make body and boogie boarding a favorite past time, and the surrounding cliffs with their hidden caves can be explored at low tide.

Situated within easy traveling distance of Vieques Town, this beach is only 0.4 miles (0.6 km) east of Media Luna Beach.

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1 | Puerto Ferro Playita

With views of the tropical forest, clear cool waters, and the Puerto Ferro Lighthouse above, this small beach is a great getaway for anyone hoping to escape the crowds. Just be ready for some adventure, as the journey to the beach is rough and the expansive cove at the beach beckons for exploration.

Guests can find this beach four miles (six kilometers) to the south-southeast of the center of Vieques Town.

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This map shows the location of 25 beaches on Vieques.

For a better view of an individual area, or to learn concerning the places shown on the map, click on each of the colored map pins. A second option is to interact with the map by using the table below. To try this, simply click on the colored map pin in the first column, or you can click on the location description shown in the far right column.

Points of Interest Near Vieques
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Bahia Fanduca 7.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Vieques Town
Bahia Icacos 9.3 mi. East of Central Vieques Town
Bahia Jalova 7.2 mi. East of Central Vieques Town
Bahia Salinas 9.6 mi. East of Central Vieques Town
Bahia Tapon Beach Central Vieques
Bahia Yoye 7.0 mi. East of Central Vieques Town
Caracas Beach Central Vieques
El Gallito 2.2 mi. West of Central Vieques Town
Esperanza Beach 4.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central Vieques Town
Garcia Beach Central Vieques
Green Beach 9.9 mi. West of Central Vieques
La Chiva Central Vieques
Laguna Algodones Beach 4.4 mi. East of Central Vieques Town
Laguna Matias Beach 7.0 mi. East of Central Vieques
Media Luna Beach 4.0 mi. South of Central Vieques Town
Mosquito Beach Pier 4.5 mi. West of Central Vieques Town
Navio Beach 3.9 mi. South of Central Vieques Town
Pata Prieta Central Vieques
Playa Branca 9.6 mi. East of Central Vieques
Playa Grande 5.8 mi. West-Southwest of Central Vieques
Playa Negra 1.1 mi. West of Central Esperanza
Puerto Diablo 6.3 mi. East of Central Vieques
Puerto Ferro Playita 3.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Vieques Town
Secret Beach Central Vieques
Sun Bay Beach 3.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central Vieques Town

 

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