Secret Beach

Located on the east side of Isla de Vieques, Laguna La Plata is part of the National Wildlife Refuge of Vieques. The beach is almost never crowded and the waters are calm, perfect for a family day at the beach.

Set near the center of the island of Vieques, Secret Beach is on the East edge of the island, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Love beach-going but hate the crowds? Extra space is just one of the perks that comes with finding a beach that hasn't been "discovered" by thousands of tourists; secluded parts of the coast like Secret Beach are perfect when you need a break from the typical tourist scene.

How to Access The Beach
Laguna La Plata is accessible via a road of the same name.

Amenities and Ambiance

Laguna La Plata is set in a crescent shaped bay backed by miles of forest. The shore features sugar white, soft sand, and the waters are a stunning turquoise.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Secret Beach brings visitors a quiet and serene escape, in part because the region surrounding the beach is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Secret Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the East coast of Vieques; it will be near other attractions like Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, which is three and a half miles away.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust. This museum is located within reach of a cab, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

If a visit to the Secret Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Secret Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.4 WSW Vieques
Fortín Conde De Mirasol Historical Site 4.6 WNW Vieques
Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery Art Gallery 4.9 WNW Vieques
Punta Mulas Lighthouse Lighthouse 5.1 NW Vieques
Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust Museum 6.6 W Vieques

Cities and Towns

Secret Beach is near Isabel Segunda, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. The city of Isabel Segunda is close-by and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the shore, Isabel Segunda is just up the road, about five miles (eight kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers seeking a place to stay near the beach shouldn't find it that tough, as there are lots of accommodations to choose from in the area. You will find the closest, most convenient booking options by viewing what's listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Secret Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hector's by the Sea -- -- B & B
Seagate Hotel 4.2 mi. WNW Hotel
Hix Island House -- -- Lodge
Ababor Suites 4.8 mi. NW Hotel
Casa De Amistad 4.8 mi. WNW Hotel
Vieques Ocean View Hotel 4.9 mi. WNW Hotel
Casa La Lanchita 4.9 mi. NW Hotel
Bravo Beach Hotel 5.1 mi. NW Hotel
Crow's Nest 5.7 mi. W Hotel
W Retreat & Spa - Vieques Island -- -- Resort

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Secret Beach; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. Sol Food is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers both Creole and International dishes on the menu.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Secret Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sol Food -- Creole, International Very Casual 4.0 mi. W
Bieke's Bistro (787) 741-6381 Argentenian, Caribbean -- 4.7 mi. WNW
El Patio Restaurant (787) 741-6381 Creole Very Casual 4.7 mi. WNW
Deli La Viequense (787) 741-8213 International Very Casual 4.7 mi. WNW
Sabores Restaurant (787) 741-7000 Creole Informal 4.8 mi. WNW
Yerbabuena Y Mas Health Food Store (787) 567-4158 -- -- 4.8 mi. WNW
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 other options if Secret Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

You might also enjoy Naguabo Beach, found 23 miles away. On the other hand, La Chiva could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. It's found three quarters of a mile to the west-southwest.

You might also want to visit Esperanza Beach, located six and a half miles away.

You may find that Secret Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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