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.

Situated in the heart of the island of Vieques, Puerto Ferro Playita is on the South coast of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying nearby. Puerto Ferro Playita stands out from other beaches because it's perfect for escaping the hustle of Puerto Rico's urban areas. Most other beaches you'll come across in Puerto Rico may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Puerto Ferro Playita, but tend to be busier because they're frequented by tourists looking for a lively scene.

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, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the South coast of Vieques. It is near Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, which is seen less than a hundred yards away, and it is one of a number of favorite destinations in the area.

Historical attractions like Fortín Conde De Mirasol provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Puerto Ferro Playita, and allow visitors to learn more about Puerto Rico, without straying too far from the coastline. In fact, this site can be found three and a half miles from this destination of historical interest.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

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

The town of Isabel Segunda is close-by and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the coast, Isabel Segunda is a fairly short distance away, maybe four miles (six kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Puerto Ferro Playita is not near very many major hotels, but you may see guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Since the beach is situated in a relatively touristed area, it is not usually very difficult to find the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you and your party are wanting to book a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows shows the closest options 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 during your visit you start getting hungry, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is Sol Food. The restaurant has both Creole and International dishes on the menu.

Nearby restaurants are provided in the following table.

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

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Puerto Ferro Playita doesn't suit their tastes.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Naguabo Beach, found 20 and a half miles to the west-northwest. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might find that Caracas Beach is just right. You'll find it one and an eighth miles to the northeast.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Esperanza Beach, which is located three miles to the west.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Puerto Rico, so visiting Puerto Ferro Playita is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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