Mosquito Bay

Set on Isla de Vieques is not only one of three bioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico, but the brightest of these natural phenomenons -- Mosquito Bay. The bay is inhabited by micro-organisms that make the water sparkle at night. This beautiful display has made this site a very popular night-time stop.


Located on the island of Vieques, 1.6 miles east of Esperanza, Mosquito Bay welcomes local customers and travelers rooming on this part of the island or nearby. Regardless of whether or not you're staying in this location, you are free to stop by to enjoy a great time. If you're curious, Vieques Town is three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers) to the north.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most exciting possibilities while spending some time exploring the area is having food at a restaurant within traveling distance of Mosquito Bay. The most proximate restaurant to Mosquito Bay is La Gran Parada, which serves Caribbean dishes. Also within reach, you'll encounter options like Restaurante Bili and Bananas Restaurant where you and your group might try out eclectic cuisine and enjoy the local foods and culture of Puerto Rico.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that like bays, and would like to see others, should consider going to Puerto Mosquito and Ensenada Sombe; the first is a half mile to the east of this page's natural attraction. Other types of nearby activities include Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust, which is a mile and a half away Esperanza. You might want to also think about making the trip to Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

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

Attractions Near Mosquito Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust Museum 1.6 mi. (6.8 km) W Esperanza
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse Other Attraction 1.8 mi. (6.1 km) E 3.8 mi. South-Southeast of Vieques Town
Esperanza Archaeological Museum Museum -- -- 5.1 mi. South West of Vieques Town
Fortín Conde De Mirasol Historic Site 3.3 mi. (0.3 km) N Vieques Town
Munoz Rivera Plaza -- 3.4 mi. (0.1 km) N Vieques Town
Punta Mulas Lighthouse Other Attraction 3.7 mi. (0.7 km) N 0.4 mi. North of Vieques Town
Sugar Mill Ruins Vieques Historic Site 4.6 mi. (10.1 km) W 6.3 mi. South West of Vieques Town
Vieques National Wildlife Refugee -- 4.7 mi. (5.3 km) NE 3.3 mi. East of Vieques Town

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