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. However, those who do not place the ecological adventure as high will still find this beach to be among the most beautiful in Puerto Rico.

Located on the island of Vieques, Caracas Beach is on the South East coast of the island, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Love beach-going but hate the crowds? Extra space is just one of the perks that comes with finding a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; less popular beaches like Caracas Beach make great places to spread out and relax.

How to Access The Beach
To reach Caracas, the first task is to get onto the island of Vieques, either by ferry, charter boat, or through one of the island's airports. Luckily, once on the island, it is relatively simple to get to the beach, as long as you have a car that can handle some dirt roads. The roads in the reserve can get confusing though, and it is probably a good idea to get a map or directions from the visitor's center.

Amenities and Ambiance

The almost gemstone blue steals the show at Caracas, and those lucky enough to claim one of the on-site cabanas can enjoy their full share of sun and sights.

Enjoy the use of picnic tables——a perk even for those who don't want to dine here.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Caracas Beach. Additionally, you will have access to umbrellas and chairs, so guests seeking a place to relax in the shade will not be disappointed. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the South East coast of Vieques. It is near some interesting sites like Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

If you're intrigued by Puerto Rico's history, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Fortín Conde De Mirasol, which is three and a half miles away.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Caracas Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.1 SW Vieques
Fortín Conde De Mirasol Historical Site 3.3 NW Vieques
Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.5 NW Vieques
Punta Mulas Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.8 NW Vieques
Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust Museum 4.2 W Vieques

Cities and Towns

Isabel Segunda is nearby and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the beach, Isabel Segunda is just up the road, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may meet guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers looking for a hotel room close to the beach will find themselves in luck, as there is no shortage of hotels to choose from nearby. You will find the closest lodging options by perusing those shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Caracas Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hector's by the Sea -- -- B & B
Seagate Hotel 3.1 mi. NNW Hotel
Hix Island House -- -- Lodge
Casa De Amistad 3.5 mi. NW Hotel
Vieques Ocean View Hotel 3.6 mi. NW Hotel
Crow's Nest 3.7 mi. WNW Hotel
Ababor Suites 3.8 mi. NNW Hotel
Casa La Lanchita 3.8 mi. NNW Hotel
The Great Escape 3.8 mi. W B & B
Bravo Beach Hotel 3.9 mi. NW Hotel

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Caracas Beach; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest places to eat is Sol Food. The restaurant serves both Creole and International cuisines.

Nearby dining options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Caracas Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sol Food -- Creole, International Very Casual 2.0 mi. WNW
Bieke's Bistro (787) 741-6381 Argentenian, Caribbean -- 3.3 mi. NW
El Patio Restaurant (787) 741-6381 Creole Very Casual 3.3 mi. NW
Deli La Viequense (787) 741-8213 International Very Casual 3.4 mi. NW
Sabores Restaurant (787) 741-7000 Creole Informal 3.4 mi. NW
Yerbabuena Y Mas Health Food Store (787) 567-4158 -- -- 3.4 mi. NW
Arena Mar Sunbays Cafe (787) 741-0200 International Very Casual -- --
El Quenepo (787) 741-1215 Spanish Fine Dining -- --
Hacienda Tropico (787) 741-4000 -- -- -- --
La Central (787) 741-1457 -- -- -- --
Mucho Gusto Restaurant (787) 741-3300 Creole Informal -- --
Posada Vista Mar Restaurant (787) 741-5052 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Caracas Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng on Vieques.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Naguabo Beach, situated 21 miles to the west. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might enjoy people watching at Bahia Tapon Beach. You'll find it a quarter mile to the east.

You might also want to visit Esperanza Beach, which is located not too far away, meaning a short cab ride should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

Maybe Caracas Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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