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.

Situated near the center of the island of Vieques, Laguna Algodones Beach is on the North East edge of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying nearby. This beach isn't just another pleasant afternoon distraction, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in Puerto Rico. While Laguna Algodones Beach may be a bit off the beaten path, it's a pleasure to find an undisturbed plot of sand like this one.

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, public restrooms aren't available.

Laguna Algodones Beach offers those who visit an angelic and serene environment, thanks to the fact that the area surrounding the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the North East coast of Vieques. It's located near Fortín Conde De Mirasol, which is found four miles to the west, and it is one of a few attractions close-by.

To some, beaches and museums may seem an odd combination, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust (located eight miles to the south west) offer an entertaining diversion and a new way to experience Puerto Rico's culture.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones 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 city of Isabel Segunda is close-by and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the beach, Isabel Segunda is just up the road, maybe 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 full the nearby hotels are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may encounter visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Because this beach is located in a relatively popular tourist area, it shouldn't be very difficult to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you and your party are wanting to get a place that's near the beach, the table that follows shows the closest accommodation options 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

A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you dine at a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into Puerto Rico's specialty dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the nearest restaurants is Taverna. This restaurant has a menu featuring Italian food. They're also renowned for their pizza. The restaurant is not far away, so a quick car or cab ride is a convenient way to get there.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

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

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them on Vieques will have lots of options besides Laguna Algodones Beach.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Naguabo Beach, situated 22 and a half miles away. Others might prefer Secret Beach, which offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's located three miles to the south.

You may also want to consider El Gallito, which is located six and a half miles away.

Puerto Rico has so much to offer, and Laguna Algodones Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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