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.

Set toward the center of the island of Vieques, Laguna Algodones Beach is on the North East coast of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying nearby. Laguna Algodones Beach stands out from other beaches because it's one of the best spots for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Many of the other beaches in Puerto Rico may be just as pretty, but are usually more crowded since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

How to Access The Beach
Laguna Algodones can be accessed by hiking a path through the forest off Highway 200.

Amenities and Ambiance

Laguna Algodones is lined with trees from the surrounding forest. The sands are tan and the waters are blue green.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Laguna Algodones Beach grants an angelic and peaceful experience, especially since the area surrounding the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the North East coast of Vieques; the area hosts attractions such as Fortín Conde De Mirasol, which is four miles to the west of this spot.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust, a lovely museum found within taxi range, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Laguna Algodones Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fortín Conde De Mirasol Historical Site 4.2 W Vieques
Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery Art Gallery 4.5 W Vieques
Punta Mulas Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.5 W Vieques
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse Lighthouse 5.3 SW Vieques
Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust Museum 7.8 SW Vieques

Cities and Towns

Laguna Algodones Beach is close to Isabel Segunda, so exploring the city is a convenient option. The nearby town of Isabel Segunda is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From Laguna Algodones Beach, Isabel Segunda isn't far off, roughly four and a half miles (seven kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked nearby hotels. Laguna Algodones Beach is not located near many major hotels, but you may meet guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Because this beach is located in a pretty popular vacation destination, it is not typically very tough to find a hotel close-by that suits you tastes. For vacationers looking to find a place that's on or near the water, the table below lists the accommodations closest to Laguna Algodones Beach.

Accommodations near Laguna Algodones Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Seagate Hotel 3.8 mi. W Hotel
Ababor Suites 3.9 mi. W Hotel
Hector's by the Sea -- -- B & B
Casa La Lanchita 4.2 mi. W Hotel
Casa De Amistad 4.3 mi. W Hotel
Bravo Beach Hotel 4.4 mi. W Hotel
Hix Island House -- -- Lodge
Vieques Ocean View Hotel 4.5 mi. W Hotel
W Retreat & Spa - Vieques Island -- -- Resort
Crow's Nest 6.0 mi. WSW Hotel

Food

If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Taverna. This restaurant offers a menu of Italian cuisine. They are also famous for their pizza. The restaurant is reasonably close, so a quick car or cab ride is a good option.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown below.

Restaurants near Laguna Algodones Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Taverna (787) 741-7760 Italian Very Casual 4.4 mi. W
Deli La Viequense (787) 741-8213 International Very Casual 4.4 mi. W
Sabores Restaurant (787) 741-7000 Creole Informal 4.4 mi. W
El Patio Restaurant (787) 741-6381 Creole Very Casual 4.4 mi. W
Bieke's Bistro (787) 741-6381 Argentenian, Caribbean -- 4.4 mi. W
Yerbabuena Y Mas Health Food Store (787) 567-4158 -- -- 4.4 mi. W
Mr. Sushi (787) 741-2828 Japanese Very Casual 4.4 mi. W
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 -- --

Other Beaches

Vieques has many beaches, so Laguna Algodones Beach is not your only option.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Naguabo Beach, found 22 and a half miles to the west. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might find that Secret Beach is just right. You'll find it three miles to the south.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is El Gallito, which is located a short taxi ride away.

Maybe Laguna Algodones Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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