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 on the island of Vieques, Navio Beach is on the South West edge of the island, You might want whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Vacationers who seek a stunning shoreline in a secluded part of town should consider going off the beaten path to Navio 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.
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, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.
Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Vieques; this area boasts other attractions such as, 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 want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Puerto Rico, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. The nearest historical attraction is Fortín Conde De Mirasol, which is four miles away.
If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.
|Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust||Museum||1.9 mi.||W||Vieques|
|Fortín Conde De Mirasol||Historical Site||3.8 mi.||N||Vieques|
|Art Gallery||3.9 mi.||N||Vieques|
|Punta Mulas Lighthouse||Lighthouse||4.3 mi.||N||Vieques|
|Historical Site||5.0 mi.||W||Vieques|
|Historical Site||6.1 mi.||W||Vieques|
Navio Beach is close to, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Vieques Town is the closest city and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the beach, Vieques Town is a fairly short distance away, roughly four miles (six kilometers).
The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.
Vacationers looking for a room close to the beach won't find it very difficult, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to pick from in the immediate vicinity. You will find the closest, most convenient lodging options by perusing what's listed in the table that follows.
|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|
|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 you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest restaurants is La Gran Parada. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and Creole dishes on the menu.
The following table lists nearby dining options.
|La Gran Parada||(787) 529-3272||Caribbean, Creole||Informal||--||--|
|(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|
|(787) 741-1447||International||Very Casual||2.0 mi.||W|
|(787) 741-3336||Caribbean||Very Casual||2.0 mi.||W|
|(787) 741-2142||Creole||Very Casual||--||--|
|(787) 741-0085||International||Very Casual||--||--|
|Trade Winds Restaurant||(787) 741-8666||International||Informal||2.0 mi.||W|
|--||Creole, International||Very Casual||2.1 mi.||N|
|(787) 741-7700||--||--||2.4 mi.||NW|
Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Navio Beach.
Another location you might enjoy is Naguabo Beach, situated 19 and a half miles to the west-northwest. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might find that Media Luna Beach is just right. It's located a quarter mile to the west.
Another option worth considering is Esperanza Beach, which is located a mile and a half away.
Maybe Navio Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.
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