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 on the island of Vieques, Secret Beach is on the East edge of the island, You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying very close. There are plenty of advantages to visiting a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; relatively untouched 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. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you want to see the underwater world.

If you happen to like coasts which offer visitors a relaxing haven, then you may want to try Secret Beach; it is found within a less urbanized part of Vieques.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Secret Beach is on the East coast of Vieques; the area is home to other attractions such as Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, which is three and a half miles away.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust. This museum is located six and a half miles to the west, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed 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 close to Isabel Segunda, so a trip into the city is a definite option. The city of Isabel Segunda is close-by and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the shore, Isabel Segunda isn't far off, roughly five miles (eight kilometers).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. Secret Beach is not located near many major hotels, but you may meet guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Since the beach is situated in a fairly touristed area, it typically isn't that difficult to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. If you're looking to book a place that's on or near the ocean, the following table shows the options closest to Secret Beach.

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

If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far away. Sol Food is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves both Creole and International menu items.

The table below lists dining options located 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

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Vieques, so if Secret Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You might also enjoy Naguabo Beach, located 23 miles to the west. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, La Chiva offers 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.

Travelers may also want to consider Esperanza Beach, located a quick cab ride away.

Puerto Rico has plenty to offer its visitors, and Secret Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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