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.

Positioned toward the center of the island of Vieques, Caracas Beach is on the South East edge of the island, You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. It's often said that Caracas Beach is the ideal location for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Most other beaches in Puerto Rico may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as Caracas Beach, but are usually more cramped since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

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.

Picnic tables are some of the most useful amenities found here——especially around lunchtime.

Restrooms are available at Caracas Beach. You'll also find chairs and umbrellas, so guests hoping for a break from the hot sun will get their wish. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


Caracas Beach is on the South East coast of Vieques. It is near some interesting sites like Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, which is located one and an eighth miles to the south west, and it is among the the area's interesting attractions.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust. This museum is located four miles to the west, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Puerto Rico. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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

Nearby, you'll find the town of Vieques Town, which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From Caracas Beach, Vieques Town isn't far off, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may encounter visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers hoping to find a place to stay near the beach won't find it very difficult, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to choose from nearby. You will find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by looking over what's listed 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
Arabor 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


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you enjoy a meal at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the nearest restaurants is Sol Food. This restaurant has both Creole and International dishes on the menu.

Restaurants closest to this beach 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

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have plenty of other choices on Vieques besides Caracas Beach.

You might also enjoy Naguabo Beach, located 21 miles to the west. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Bahia Tapon Beach. It's found a quarter mile to the east.

You might also want to visit Esperanza Beach, which is located four miles away.

You may find that Caracas Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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