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.

Located near the heart of the island of Vieques, Secret Beach is on the East coast of the island, You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying very close. Secret Beach is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's perfect for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Many of the other beaches in Puerto Rico may be just as pretty, but tend to be more crowded since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

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. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration.

If you tend to enjoy beach days that bring guests an angelic environment, then a good choice for you is Secret Beach; it is found in a more rural section of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the East coast of Vieques. It is close to Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, which is found three and a half miles to the west-southwest, and it is one of the area's attractions.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust, a lovely museum found six and a half miles away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

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

The closest town is Fajardo, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Vieques Town is a fairly short distance away, maybe five miles (eight kilometers).

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Those trying to find a place to stay close to the beach won't find it that difficult, as there are plenty of hotels and resorts to choose from in the area. You can find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by perusing those shown below.

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
Arabor 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

Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Secret Beach; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Sol Food. The restaurant offers both Creole and International cuisines.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the table below.

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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Vieques, so if Secret Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You might also enjoy Naguabo Beach, situated 23 miles away. Others might prefer La Chiva, which offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from other popular destinations. It's located three quarters of a mile to the west-southwest.

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

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Puerto Rico, and Secret Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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