Vieques National Wildlife Refugee

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Established between 2001 and 2003, the Vieques National Wildelife Refugee is over 17,000 acres of protect subtropical dry forest an wetlands where many endangered species and migratory birds make their homes.

There are several ecological habitats in the refuge, including beaches, mangrove wetlands, upland forests, and coastal lagoons.

Vieques National Wildlife Refugee is home to at least five plants and ten animals on the endangered species list, and stands as an important archeological and historical site.


Located near the center of the island of Vieques, 3.9 miles east of Barriada Monte Santo, Vieques National Wildlife Refugee always welcomes local residents and travelers who are lodging on this part of the island. But even if you aren't staying very close, you should think about stopping by for some fun in the sun. It is 3.3 miles east of Vieques Town.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most exciting options while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be having a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of this nature preserve. Bieke's Bistro, which serves Argentenian fare, is also the closest restaurant to the nature preserve. It's maybe around three miles away, so check it out and try something off the menu. El Patio Restaurant and Deli La Viequense are some more refreshment choices nearby. At Deli La Viequense you and your group will be able to eat some International dishes and experience the flavors of Puerto Rico.

Nearby Attractions

Other kinds of local activities include Fortín Conde De Mirasol, which is three miles away Vieques Town. You might also want to consider heading over to Munoz Rivera Plaza, which is another nearby attraction.

Wildlife reservations are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Vieques National Wildlife Refugee .

Attractions Near Vieques National Wildlife Refugee
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Fortín Conde De Mirasol Historic Site 3.1 mi. (0.3 km) W Vieques Town
Munoz Rivera Plaza -- 3.2 mi. (0.1 km) W Vieques Town
Punta Mulas Lighthouse Other Attraction 3.5 mi. (0.7 km) W 0.4 mi. North of Vieques Town
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse Other Attraction 3.7 mi. (6.1 km) SW 3.8 mi. South-Southeast of Vieques Town
Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust Museum 6.2 mi. (6.8 km) SW Esperanza
Esperanza Archaeological Museum Museum -- -- 5.1 mi. South West of Vieques Town
Sugar Mill Ruins Vieques Historic Site 9.0 mi. (10.1 km) WSW 6.3 mi. South West of Vieques Town
Abandoned Bunkers Historic Site 9.9 mi. (11.2 km) W 7.0 mi. West-Southwest of Vieques Town

More Information


Road 200, KM 0.04, Vieques, Puerto Rico


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