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.
Positioned on the island of Vieques, Garcia Beach is on the South coast of the island, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close.
Those trying to reach Garcia Beach will be in for a challenge. The beach is located at the far end of the large national forest on Vieques, and land travelers will have to brace for a long journey through the woods (which can get very hot during the summer). Boaters will have a bit more ease though, as the gentle cove is great for dropping anchor.
Once you pass the dense forest, you will quickly forget the dark and woody park, as the bright and clean beach is described in nothing less than paradise. With plenty to explore on both land and sea, visitors will be able to find everything from rocky cliffs to open fields, and long sandy seafloors to populated corals.
Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.
Travelers will find Garcia Beach on the South coast of Vieques. It is close to, which is found less than a mile to the south-southwest, and it is one of a number of the area's interesting attractions.
If you want to learn more about the history of Puerto Rico, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. The nearest historical attraction is Fortín Conde De Mirasol, which is only a short taxi ride away.
Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.
|Fortín Conde De Mirasol||Historical Site||3.1 mi.||NNW||Vieques|
|Art Gallery||3.4 mi.||NW||Vieques|
|Punta Mulas Lighthouse||Lighthouse||3.7 mi.||NNW||Vieques|
|Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust||Museum||3.8 mi.||W||Vieques|
|Historical Site||6.8 mi.||W||Vieques|
|Historical Site||7.9 mi.||W||Vieques|
is the closest town and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the beach, Vieques Town is just up the road, roughly three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).
Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.
Since this beach is located in a relatively popular tourist destination, it shouldn't be that tough to find a hotel close-by that's to your taste. If you and your party are looking to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the following table lists the closest accommodations to Garcia Beach.
|Hector's by the Sea||--||--||B & B|
|Seagate Hotel||3.0 mi.||NNW||Hotel|
|Hix Island House||--||--||Lodge|
|Casa De Amistad||3.3 mi.||NNW||Hotel|
|Crow's Nest||3.4 mi.||WNW||Hotel|
|The Great Escape||3.5 mi.||W||B & B|
|Arabor Suites||3.7 mi.||NNW||Hotel|
|Casa La Lanchita||3.7 mi.||NNW||Hotel|
|Bravo Beach Hotel||3.7 mi.||NNW||Hotel|
When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, this beach has you covered, so you won't have to wander too far from the sea. One of the nearest places to eat is. The restaurant serves both Creole and International dishes on the menu.
Some nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.
|--||Creole, International||Very Casual||1.7 mi.||NW|
|(787) 741-6381||Argentenian, Caribbean||--||3.1 mi.||NNW|
|(787) 741-6381||Creole||Very Casual||3.2 mi.||NNW|
|Deli La Viequense||(787) 741-8213||International||Very Casual||3.2 mi.||NNW|
|(787) 741-7000||Creole||Informal||3.2 mi.||NNW|
|(787) 567-4158||--||--||3.3 mi.||NNW|
|(787) 741-0200||International||Very Casual||--||--|
|El Quenepo||(787) 741-1215||Spanish||Fine Dining||--||--|
Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach on Vieques will have lots of options besides Garcia Beach.
You may also want to consider Esperanza Beach, located three and a half miles away.
While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, a trip to Garcia Beach could end up a family favorite.
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