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

Vieques National Wildlife Refugee is located near the heart of the island of Vieques, 3.9 miles east of Barriada Monte Santo; it is three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers) to the east of Isabel Segunda.

Nearby Restaurants

If you find your belly rumbling during your visit to the nature preserve, don't worry -- you're going to find a wide variety of food and drink providers in this general area. Bieke's Bistro, which serves Argentenian fare, is very close-by, making it a great option for nature preserve visitors. It is only around three miles from this wildlife reservation, so grab a table and place your order. Also within a short distance, you will encounter restaurants such as El Patio Restaurant and Deli La Viequense where you and your companions might try a bit of International dishes and experience the Puerto Rico culture.

Nearby Attractions

There are some other places of interest in the area, including Fortín Conde De Mirasol, which is three miles away Isabel Segunda. Also, you might think about making the trip to Munoz Rivera Plaza, which is another attraction in the area.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this particular outdoor site are listed 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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