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 situated toward the center 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

Of course, one of the most delightful possibilities while spending a few hours exploring the area is enjoying food at a restaurant within traveling distance of this nature preserve. Bieke's Bistro, which offers Argentenian dishes, is also the most convenient option for visitors of this nature preserve. It is just around three miles away from the wildlife reservation, so stop by and try something off the menu. Also within a short distance, you and your companions will come across options like El Patio Restaurant and Deli La Viequense where you and your companions should try out International food and enjoy the Puerto Rico scene.

Nearby Attractions

Additional local activities include Fortín Conde De Mirasol, which is three miles away Isabel Segunda. You might want to also think about visiting Munoz Rivera Plaza, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

Nature preserves are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

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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