Vieques Landmarks

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In spite of the island's small size and secluded nature, there are actually several important landmarks that tourists should consider checking out.  These sites tend to be ruins that tell the tale of how Vieques came to be the destination it is today just by allowing visitors to look around and explore on their own. 


Attractions Map

If you like to become more aware of unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time on Vieques. You can click on the museum names to obtain detailed information.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust. It is located in Esperanza, Vieques. The office is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The following table provides you with some details regarding some museums you might enjoy on Vieques.

Museums On Vieques
Name Phone Location
Esperanza Archaeological Museum -- 1.5 mi. West of Central Esperanza
Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust (787) 741-8850 0.3 mi. South of Central Esperanza

Historical Sites

In case you enjoy exploring the history of a foreign country, you might enjoy visiting a few of these historical attractions while on vacation on Vieques.

One popular destination is Fortín Conde De Mirasol. It is located within Isabel Segunda, Vieques. Built in 1845, Fortin Conde De Mirasol was eventually turned into a prison and place of execution for many prisoner. Near complete ruins by the late 1900's, the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture restored the complex, finishing in 1991.

Take a look at the following chart for information concerning historic sites on Vieques.

Historic Sites On Vieques
Name Phone Location
Abandoned Bunkers -- 7.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Isabel Segunda
Fortín Conde De Mirasol (787) 741-1717 1.4 mi. Northeast of Central Barriada Monte Santo
Sugar Mill Ruins Vieques -- 6.3 mi. South West of Central Isabel Segunda

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Vacationers will discover some other interesting sites worth visiting on the island.

If the more functional aspects of life by the sea interest you, you should think about visiting Punta Mulas Lighthouse. Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, Punta Mulas Lighthouse now houses a museum with information regarding the maritime history of not only Vieques and Puerto Rico, but of the Americas as well.

The chart below lists some key facts regarding other kinds of places of interest to travelers.

Miscellaneous Landmarks On Vieques
Name Type Location
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Isabel Segunda
Punta Mulas Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.7 mi. North of Central Barriada Monte Santo

Bear in mind, you will find plenty of other types of attractions. You can go to this page which is all about even more attractions if you'd like to discover more details.


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