Puerto Ferro Playita

With views of the tropical forest, clear cool waters, and the Puerto Ferro Lighthouse above, this small beach is a great getaway for anyone hoping to escape the crowds. Just be ready for some adventure, as the journey to the beach is rough and the expansive cove at the beach beckons for exploration.

Positioned near the middle of the island of Vieques, Puerto Ferro Playita is on the South coast of the island, You might want to drop by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Vacationers who seek a stunning shoreline in a secluded part of town might want to plan a visit to Puerto Ferro Playita.

How to Access The Beach
On the far southern side of the island, Puerto Ferro Playita can be rough to get to. Traveling by boat is generally regarded as the easiest and most direct way to reach the beach. However, there is a dirt road that will take you to the adjacent lighthouse. To reach the dirt road though, you will need to take PR-997 south until reaching the National Forest, with the entrance on the left. Just as you enter, there is a dirt road that heads south called Puerto Ferro Peninsula Road. This dirt road will take you to the lighthouse.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is a small sandy enclave surrounded by rocky cliffs on the sides, a dense forest from behind, and a calm, clear water cove in the front. The natural beauty at Puerto Ferro Playita stands out, and those who choose to look around will not run out of things to see.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Puerto Ferro Playita on the South coast of Vieques; the area is home to other attractions such as Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, which is only a short distance away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

Historical attractions like Fortín Conde De Mirasol offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Puerto Ferro Playita, and allow visitors to learn more about Puerto Rico, without having to stray too far from the beach. In fact, this coast is well within taxi range of this destination of historical interest.

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.

Activities and Attractions Near Puerto Ferro Playita
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.0 SSE Vieques
Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust Museum 3.3 W Vieques
Fortín Conde De Mirasol Historical Site 3.6 N Vieques
Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.8 NNW Vieques
Punta Mulas Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.2 NNW Vieques

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Isabel Segunda, a town which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the shore, Isabel Segunda isn't far off, roughly four miles (six kilometers).

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Because this beach is in a fairly popular tourist area, it typically isn't all that tough to find a hotel close-by that suits you tastes. For visitors wanting to book a place that's near the ocean, the following table lists the accommodation options closest to Puerto Ferro Playita.

Accommodations near Puerto Ferro Playita
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hector's by the Sea -- -- B & B
Bananas Guesthouse 3.2 mi. W Hostel
The Great Escape 3.3 mi. WNW B & B
Malecon House 3.4 mi. W Guest house
Esperanza Inn 3.4 mi. W Hotel
Trade Winds Guesthouse 3.4 mi. W Guest house
Casa de Tortuga 3.4 mi. W Guest house
Crow's Nest 3.5 mi. NW Hotel
Villa Coral Guesthouse 3.5 mi. W Guest house
Hix Island House -- -- Lodge

Food

If you visit the beach around lunchtime this beach has many nearby restaurants, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. Sol Food is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers both Creole and International menu items.

The table below provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Puerto Ferro Playita
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sol Food -- Creole, International Very Casual 2.0 mi. NNW
La Gran Parada (787) 529-3272 Caribbean, Creole Informal -- --
Restaurante Bili (787) 741-1382 Creole Very Casual 3.2 mi. W
Bananas Restaurant (787) 741-8700 Eclectic, International Very Casual 3.2 mi. W
Duffy's (787) 741-7600 American, Caribbean Very Casual 3.3 mi. W
The Steakhouse at Orquideas (787) 741-1864 International Informal 3.3 mi. W
Lazy Jack's (787) 741-1447 International Very Casual 3.3 mi. W
Tito Bloque (787) 741-2142 Creole Very Casual -- --
Belly Button's (787) 741-3336 Caribbean Very Casual 3.4 mi. W
La Dulce Esperanza (787) 741-0085 International Very Casual -- --
Tin Box (787) 741-7700 -- -- 3.4 mi. WNW
Trade Winds Restaurant (787) 741-8666 International Informal 3.4 mi. W

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach on Vieques will have lots of options besides Puerto Ferro Playita.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Naguabo Beach, situated 20 and a half miles to the west-northwest. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, Caracas Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's found one and an eighth miles to the northeast.

Another location you may want to try is Esperanza Beach, located not too far away, meaning a quick cab ride can take you where you want to go.

Puerto Rico has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, so visiting Puerto Ferro Playita is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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