Mosquito Beach Pier

Jutting out for a mile into the north shore of Vieques is Mosquito Pier, or Rompeolas. The pier splits that area of coast into two separate beaches, Playa Bladin and Playa La Peña. What began as a project by the U.S. Navy in 1941 to create a sea wall connecting Vieques to the main island of Puerto Rico is now just a popular spot for fishing, swimming, and snorkeling.

Located on the island of Vieques, Mosquito Beach Pier is on the West coast of the island, You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying very close. This beach is not just beautiful, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in Puerto Rico. While Mosquito Beach Pier might be a little farther away, it's a pleasure to find an undisturbed plot of sand like this one.

How to Access The Beach
A side road off Highway 200 leads directly to Mosquito Pier. To access the beaches on either side, take the dirt roads that lead to the sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beaches on either side of Mosquito Pier both enjoy powder soft tan colored tan sand and stunning turquoise waters. From the pier you can see the thick greenery that lines the beaches, and note the lack of development.

To the right of Mosquito Pier of Playa La Peña, which offers rolling waters that are great for body surfing and slightly stronger swimmers, while to the left is Playa Blaydin, which has clearer, more calm waters that is great for kids and snorkelers.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Mosquito Beach Pier grants an idyllic and peaceful haven, as the surrounding area is not heavily urbanized.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of Vieques; this area boasts other attractions such as Sugar Mill Ruins Vieques, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Esperanza Archaeological Museum (one of the closest to Mosquito Beach Pier) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new way to view Puerto Rico's traditions and culture.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Mosquito Beach Pier
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Sugar Mill Ruins Vieques Historical Site 2.7 S Vieques
Esperanza Archaeological Museum Museum 2.8 SSE Vieques
Abandoned Bunkers Historical Site 2.8 SW Vieques
Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust Museum 3.5 SE Vieques
Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery Art Gallery 4.5 E Vieques

Cities and Towns

Mosquito Beach Pier is near Isabel Segunda, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Not far away you'll find Isabel Segunda, a city which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the coast, Isabel Segunda is a quick trip away, roughly four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. Mosquito Beach Pier is not located near many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Vacationers looking for a room not far from the beach will find themselves in luck, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to choose from in the area. You'll find the closest hotel booking options by viewing those listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Mosquito Beach Pier
Hotel Distance Direction Type
La Finca Caribe Guest House and Cottages 1.4 mi. SE Lodge
Martineau Bay Resort And Spa 2.6 mi. E Resort
Hacienda Tamarindo 2.8 mi. SE Hotel
The Great Escape 2.9 mi. ESE B & B
Inn On The Blue Horizon 3.0 mi. SE Hotel
Crow's Nest 3.1 mi. E Hotel
Villa Coral Guesthouse 3.1 mi. SE Guest house
W Retreat & Spa - Vieques Island -- -- Resort
Casa de Tortuga 3.4 mi. SE Guest house
Esperanza Inn 3.4 mi. SE Hotel

Food

If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest places to eat is Chez Shack. The restaurant serves International food. Many guests rave about their seafood.

The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Mosquito Beach Pier
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Chez Shack (787) 741-2175 International Very Casual 1.7 mi. SE
Sorcé (787) 741-7022 Creole Informal 2.6 mi. E
WET (787) 741-4100 Eclectic Very Casual 2.6 mi. E
Noche (787) 741-7700 -- -- 2.7 mi. ESE
Next Course (787) 741-1028 Fusion -- 2.8 mi. E
Tin Box (787) 741-7700 -- -- 2.8 mi. ESE
Carambola Island Restaurant (787) 741-3318 Caribbean, Fusion Informal 3.0 mi. SE
Blue Moon Bar & Grill (787) 741-3318 American, Creole Informal 3.0 mi. SE
Tito Bloque (787) 741-2142 Creole Very Casual -- --
Trade Winds Restaurant (787) 741-8666 International Informal 3.4 mi. SE
La Dulce Esperanza (787) 741-0085 International Very Casual -- --
Chicken King and Ice Cream (787) 741-5464 American Very Casual 3.5 mi. E

Other Beaches

Vieques has many beaches, so if Mosquito Beach Pier doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another location you might enjoy is Naguabo Beach, situated 14 and a half miles to the west. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Playa Grande could provide more action, and isn't far from nearby attractions. You'll find it three miles to the south.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is El Gallito, located within a short distance.

Mosquito Beach Pier could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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