Navio Beach

Vacationers who want a little adventure mixed in with their beach-going experience will love Navio Beach on the island of Vieques. While the secluded spot appears to be a relaxing paradise at first glance, the rough, rolling waters make body and boogie boarding a favorite past time, and the surrounding cliffs with their hidden caves can be explored at low tide.

Located near the center of the island of Vieques, Navio Beach is on the South West coast of the island, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. Not looking forward to staking out a spot at a busy beach? All the more reason you should find a beach that isn't overly lined with restaurants and beach bars; the lovely, less-traveled shores of beaches like Navio Beach make great places to spread out and relax.

How to Access The Beach
Navio Beach can be accessed through the Sun Bay facilities. Once you enter Sun Bay, take a left, where you will find signs for Navio as the road comes to an end. The road leading up to Navio Beach is muddy and rough, and a vehicle with good suspension such as a jeep is highly recommended.

Amenities and Ambiance

Navio Beach is edged by tropical palms and sea grape plants, and flanked by two rocky cliffs. The waters are a bright turquoise, and the sand is soft and white.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Vieques; this area boasts other attractions such as Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, which is only a short distance away, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

If you want to learn more about the history of Puerto Rico, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. One of the nearest historical attractions is Fortín Conde De Mirasol, which is four miles to the north.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Navio Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.4 mi. E Vieques
Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust Museum 1.9 mi. W Vieques
Esperanza Archaeological Museum Museum 3.4 mi. W Vieques
Fortín Conde De Mirasol Historical Site 3.8 mi. N Vieques
Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.9 mi. N Vieques
Punta Mulas Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.3 mi. N Vieques
Sugar Mill Ruins Vieques Historical Site 5.0 mi. W Vieques
Abandoned Bunkers Historical Site 6.1 mi. W Vieques

Cities and Towns

Navio Beach is near Isabel Segunda, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Isabel Segunda is the closest city and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From Navio Beach, Isabel Segunda is a fairly short distance away, maybe four miles (six kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked rooms nearby. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may encounter guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Since the beach is located in a pretty popular vacation area, it usually isn't a great challenge to find a hotel close-by that's to your taste. For vacationers hoping to book a place that's near the water, the table below lists the accommodations closest to Navio Beach.

Accommodations near Navio Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bananas Guesthouse 1.9 mi. W Hostel
Malecon House 2.0 mi. W Guest house
Esperanza Inn 2.0 mi. W Hotel
Trade Winds Guesthouse 2.0 mi. W Guest house
Casa de Tortuga 2.1 mi. W Guest house
Villa Coral Guesthouse 2.2 mi. W Guest house
The Great Escape 2.4 mi. NW B & B
Inn On The Blue Horizon 2.7 mi. W Hotel
Hacienda Tamarindo 2.8 mi. W Hotel
Crow's Nest 2.9 mi. NNW Hotel


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest places to eat is La Gran Parada. This restaurant has both Caribbean and Creole cuisines.

Nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Navio 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 1.9 mi. W
Bananas Restaurant (787) 741-8700 Eclectic, International Very Casual 1.9 mi. W
Duffy's (787) 741-7600 American, Caribbean Very Casual 1.9 mi. W
The Steakhouse at Orquideas (787) 741-1864 International Informal 2.0 mi. W
Lazy Jack's (787) 741-1447 International Very Casual 2.0 mi. W
Belly Button's (787) 741-3336 Caribbean Very Casual 2.0 mi. W
Tito Bloque (787) 741-2142 Creole Very Casual -- --
La Dulce Esperanza (787) 741-0085 International Very Casual -- --
Trade Winds Restaurant (787) 741-8666 International Informal 2.0 mi. W
Sol Food -- Creole, International Very Casual 2.1 mi. N
Tin Box (787) 741-7700 -- -- 2.4 mi. NW

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover on Vieques, of course, so if Navio Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another location you might enjoy is Naguabo Beach, located 19 and a half miles away. On the other hand, Media Luna Beach could provide more action, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's located a quarter mile to the west.

Another option worth considering is Esperanza Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

Navio Beach 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 you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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