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.

Location

Located on the island of Vieques, 3.9 miles east of Barriada Monte Santo, Vieques National Wildlife Refugee invites travelers lodging on this part of the island or nearby. Regardless of whether or not you are staying in the vicinity, you should think about stopping by to enjoy a great time. Isabel Segunda is three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers) to the west.

Nearby Restaurants

You'll find a fairly sizable number of food and beverage places to select from in the neighborhood surrounding this nature preserve. Bieke's Bistro, which has a menu full of Argentenian fare, is also the most convenient dining option from the wildlife reservation. It's maybe about three miles away, so check it out and try something off the menu. Deli La Viequense and Taverna are some more food and drink options near Vieques National Wildlife Refugee . At Taverna you and your companions will be able to try a bite of Italian cuisine and enjoy the culture of Puerto Rico.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find a couple other attractions in the area, including Fortín Conde De Mirasol, which is three miles away Isabel Segunda. Also consider visiting Munoz Rivera Plaza, which is another attraction in the area.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The attractions closest to this location are found in the following table.

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

More Information

Location: Road 200, KM 0.04, Vieques

Phone

(787) 741-2138

(787) 851-7258

Website

http://www.fws.gov/caribbean/Refuges/Vieques/

 

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