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 edge of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. Couples and families who want to have more of the beach to themselves should consider going off the beaten path to Mosquito Beach Pier.

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, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Mosquito Beach Pier offers those who visit a quiet and serene escape, as the surrounding region is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the West coast of Vieques. It's located near Sugar Mill Ruins Vieques, which is one of a few attractions close-by.

If you're interested in combining a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Esperanza Archaeological Museum, one of the closest museums, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

If a visit to the Mosquito Beach Pier isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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 very close to Vieques Town, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The nearby town of Vieques Town is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the shore, Vieques Town is a fairly short distance away, about four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Mosquito Beach Pier is not located near many major hotels, but you may see guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Since the beach is situated in a pretty popular tourist destination, it usually isn't all that difficult to find the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you and your group are looking to book a place that's on or near the beach, the table below lists the options closest to Mosquito Beach Pier.

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


If during your visit you start getting hungry, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the nearest places to eat is Chez Shack. The restaurant has International food. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

Mosquito Beach Pier is just one of many beaches you can visit on Vieques.

You might also enjoy Naguabo Beach, located 14 and a half miles away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Playa Grande offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's found three miles to the south.

Another option worth considering is El Gallito, which is located two and a half miles to the east.

Puerto Rico offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, so visiting Mosquito Beach Pier is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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