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.

Located toward the center of the island of Vieques, Media Luna Beach is on the South West coast of the island, You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying very close. Many of the beaches in Puerto Rico are quiet and secluded, but at Media Luna Beach, you'll find the same sense of serenity, without having to travel too far from the buzz of the city.

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.

Lots of visitors make use of the picnic tables at Media Luna Beach, which are great for lunches or as a home base for your belongings.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Media Luna Beach.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Media Luna Beach on the South West coast of Vieques; it's located near attractions like Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust, which is only a short distance away, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Puerto Rico, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For instance, nearby is Fortín Conde De Mirasol, which is only a brief cab ride away.

If a visit to the Media Luna Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

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

Isabel Segunda is nearby 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, Isabel Segunda isn't far off, roughly four miles (six and a half kilometers).

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Media Luna Beach will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Since the beach is in a fairly popular tourist area, it shouldn't be much of a challenge to find the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. For those hoping to find a place that's near the beach, the table below lists the accommodations closest 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

Food

If during your visit you start getting hungry, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. La Gran Parada is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and Creole menu items.

The table below lists nearby restaurant options.

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

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Vieques besides Media Luna Beach worth visiting.

Another location you might enjoy is Naguabo Beach, located 19 miles to the west-northwest. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might enjoy people watching at Navio Beach. You'll find it a quarter mile to the east.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Esperanza Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Puerto Rico has plenty to offer its visitors, and Media Luna Beach is just one of the many options.

 

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