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

In case you enjoy expanding your knowledge of other places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum during your time on Vieques. Click on the each name to obtain more information.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust. It is located in Esperanza, Vieques. The Vieques Trust manages several facilities around the island including the History and Culture Museum, Marine Life Exhibit, William and Mary Littleford Pavillion, Baker BioBay Room, and VCHT Garden.

The chart below summarizes some key facts concerning a few 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

Enjoy discovering the historical roots of the places you visit? If that's the case, you might want to visit some of these historical sites during your stay.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Fortín Conde De Mirasol. It is located within Isabel Segunda, Vieques. Guests who want to learn more about the island and the fort will want to head to Fortin Conde de Mirasol and explore the museum that it now holds. Of course, you can simply choose to explore the fort from the outside.

Be sure to look through the table just below to learn more about historic sites on the island.

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

Guests may discover some other interesting places to visit on Vieques.

If the nitty gritty aspects of life by the sea intrigue you, you might enjoy a visit to 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 other kinds of landmarks on the island are listed down below.

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

If you want to learn about a wider variety of points of interest beyond this category, you can find others. Those wanting to get more information concerning other attractions by clicking here.


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