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 heart of the island of Vieques, Puerto Ferro Playita is on the South edge of the island, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. If you're looking for a quiet part of the coast, away from crowded tourist attractions, you should consider going off the beaten path 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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Vieques. Puerto Ferro Lighthouse is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one of a number of attractions in the region.

If you want more information on the history of Puerto Rico, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Fortín Conde De Mirasol, which is a quick taxi trip away.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found 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

Puerto Ferro Playita is very close to Vieques Town, so a trip into the city is a definite option. The nearby town of Vieques Town is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the beach, Vieques Town is a quick trip away, maybe four miles (six kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may meet visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Travelers hoping to find a place to stay not far from Puerto Ferro Playita shouldn't have a tough time, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to pick from in the area. You will find the closest and most convenient lodging options by viewing what's listed in the table below.

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


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you eat at an area restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest restaurants is Sol Food. The restaurant has both Creole and International menu items.

The table below lists 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 in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Puerto Ferro Playita.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Naguabo Beach, situated 20 and a half miles to the west-northwest. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Caracas Beach. It's located one and an eighth miles to the northeast.

Another location you may want to try is Esperanza Beach, located fairly close-by, which means a short ride in a taxi is a solid choice.

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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