Media Luna Beach

Due to its calm, shallow waters, Media Luna is popular amongst families with young children who may not be the most experienced swimmers. Covered pavilions with wooden picnic benches and the ability to camp are big draws to the beach as well.

Situated on the island of Vieques, Media Luna Beach is on the South West coast of the island, You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying very close. Media Luna Beach stands out because it's the ideal location for escaping the hustle of Puerto Rico's urban areas. Other nearby beaches you'll come across in Puerto Rico may provide just as many amenities as Media Luna Beach, but are usually more crowded since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

How to Access The Beach

Media Luna can be accessed through the entrance of Sun Bay Park down a dirt road to the coast Parking is available.

Amenities and Ambiance

Media Luna means Half Moon, which is fitting considering the shore takes the shape of a crescent. The shores are covered in soft white sand, comprised mainly of powdered coral from the outlying reef. Media Luna's waters, aside from being a beautiful shade of turquoise, are shallow enough to walk out for about 40 feet, and feature virtually no waves.

Consider using this beach's picnic tables, where you can park your belongings for the afternoon, or set up a quick lunch.

Restrooms are available at Media Luna Beach.

What's Nearby


Media Luna Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the South West coast of Vieques; this area boasts other attractions such as Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust, which is a mile and a half away.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Puerto Rico, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One of the nearest historical attractions is Fortín Conde De Mirasol, which is four miles away.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Media Luna Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust Museum 1.6 mi. W Vieques
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.8 mi. E Vieques
Esperanza Archaeological Museum Museum 3.1 mi. W Vieques
Fortín Conde De Mirasol Historical Site 3.9 mi. N Vieques
Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery Art Gallery 4.0 mi. N Vieques
Punta Mulas Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.4 mi. N Vieques
Sugar Mill Ruins Vieques Historical Site 4.6 mi. W Vieques
Abandoned Bunkers Historical Site 5.8 mi. W Vieques

Cities and Towns

The town of Vieques Town is close-by and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From Media Luna Beach, Vieques Town is a fairly short distance away, about four miles (six and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Since this beach is in a relatively popular vacation area, it shouldn't be that tough to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. For visitors hoping to get a place that's near the ocean, the table that follows lists the closest options to Media Luna Beach.

Accommodations near Media Luna Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bananas Guesthouse 1.5 mi. W Hostel
Malecon House 1.7 mi. W Guest house
Esperanza Inn 1.7 mi. W Hotel
Trade Winds Guesthouse 1.7 mi. W Guest house
Casa de Tortuga 1.7 mi. W Guest house
Villa Coral Guesthouse 1.9 mi. WNW Guest house
The Great Escape 2.3 mi. NW B & B
Inn On The Blue Horizon 2.3 mi. W Hotel
Hacienda Tamarindo 2.4 mi. W Hotel
Crow's Nest 2.9 mi. N Hotel


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you walk to an area restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest places to eat is La Gran Parada. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and Creole menu items.

Nearby restaurant options are shown below.

Restaurants near Media Luna Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
La Gran Parada (787) 529-3272 Caribbean, Creole Informal -- --
Restaurante Bili (787) 741-1382 Creole Very Casual 1.5 mi. W
Bananas Restaurant (787) 741-8700 Eclectic, International Very Casual 1.5 mi. W
Duffy's (787) 741-7600 American, Caribbean Very Casual 1.6 mi. W
Lazy Jack's (787) 741-1447 International Very Casual 1.6 mi. W
The Steakhouse at Orquideas (787) 741-1864 International Informal 1.6 mi. W
Belly Button's (787) 741-3336 Caribbean Very Casual 1.7 mi. W
La Dulce Esperanza (787) 741-0085 International Very Casual -- --
Tito Bloque (787) 741-2142 Creole Very Casual -- --
Trade Winds Restaurant (787) 741-8666 International Informal 1.7 mi. W
Tin Box (787) 741-7700 -- -- 2.2 mi. NW
Noche (787) 741-7700 -- -- 2.2 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Media Luna Beach.

You might also enjoy Naguabo Beach, situated 19 miles away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might enjoy people watching at Navio Beach. It's found a quarter mile to the east.

You may also want to consider Esperanza Beach, located a mile and a half away.

Puerto Rico offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Media Luna Beach is just one of the many options.


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