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.
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.
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.
Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Vieques.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.
|Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust||Museum||3.3||W||Vieques|
|Fortín Conde De Mirasol||Historical Site||3.6||N||Vieques|
|Punta Mulas Lighthouse||Lighthouse||4.2||NNW||Vieques|
Puerto Ferro Playita is very close to, 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.
|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|
|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. The restaurant has both Creole and International menu items.
The table below lists places to eat near this beach.
|--||Creole, International||Very Casual||2.0 mi.||NNW|
|La Gran Parada||(787) 529-3272||Caribbean, Creole||Informal||--||--|
|(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|
|(787) 741-1447||International||Very Casual||3.3 mi.||W|
|(787) 741-2142||Creole||Very Casual||--||--|
|(787) 741-3336||Caribbean||Very Casual||3.4 mi.||W|
|(787) 741-0085||International||Very Casual||--||--|
|(787) 741-7700||--||--||3.4 mi.||WNW|
|Trade Winds Restaurant||(787) 741-8666||International||Informal||3.4 mi.||W|
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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