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.

Positioned on the island of Vieques, Garcia Beach is on the South edge of the island, You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying nearby.

How to Access The Beach
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.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Positioned on the South coast of Vieques; it will be near other attractions like Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, which is less than a mile away.

Historical attractions like Fortín Conde De Mirasol offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Garcia Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Puerto Rico, without straying too far from the coastline. As a matter of fact, you'll find this spot only a brief cab ride away from this site of historical significance.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Garcia Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.9 mi. SSW Vieques
Fortín Conde De Mirasol Historical Site 3.1 mi. NNW Vieques
Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery 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
Esperanza Archaeological Museum Museum 5.3 mi. W Vieques
Sugar Mill Ruins Vieques Historical Site 6.8 mi. W Vieques
Abandoned Bunkers Historical Site 7.9 mi. W Vieques

Cities and Towns

The town of Isabel Segunda is close-by and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From Garcia Beach, Isabel Segunda is just up the road, about three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is located in a relatively popular vacation area, it usually isn't that tough to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you and your party are hoping to find a place that's near the water, the table below lists the options closest to Garcia Beach.

Accommodations near Garcia Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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
Vieques Ocean View Hotel 3.4 mi. NW Hotel
The Great Escape 3.5 mi. W B & B
Ababor Suites 3.7 mi. NNW Hotel
Casa La Lanchita 3.7 mi. NNW Hotel
Bravo Beach Hotel 3.7 mi. NNW Hotel

Food

If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. Sol Food is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has both Creole and International cuisines.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Garcia Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sol Food -- Creole, International Very Casual 1.7 mi. NW
Bieke's Bistro (787) 741-6381 Argentenian, Caribbean -- 3.1 mi. NNW
El Patio Restaurant (787) 741-6381 Creole Very Casual 3.2 mi. NNW
Deli La Viequense (787) 741-8213 International Very Casual 3.2 mi. NNW
Sabores Restaurant (787) 741-7000 Creole Informal 3.2 mi. NNW
Yerbabuena Y Mas Health Food Store (787) 567-4158 -- -- 3.3 mi. NNW
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

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Garcia Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Travelers may also want to consider Esperanza Beach, which is located three and a half miles to the west.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Puerto Rico, and Garcia Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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