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Address: Puerto Rico
Description: This rather remote beach is scenic and breathtaking with a mildly rugged...
This rather remote beach is scenic and breathtaking with a mildly rugged coastline and perfect waters for swimming and snorkeling.
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Just incredibly beautiful

Small beach, with very calm waters, on the Caribbean side of the island of Vieques. Plata Prieta, the local name of the beach, was just pure delight. We got there around 10:30... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Laura S
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New York, New York, United States

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New York, New York, United States
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54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Small beach, with very calm waters, on the Caribbean side of the island of Vieques. Plata Prieta, the local name of the beach, was just pure delight. We got there around 10:30 am and there were only two other couples in the entire place. It gets too hot late in the day. Go early and plan to leave around noon.... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This place back in 2005 was a true gem, now it can get jammed with unpleasant people, loud music and trash. Yes some locals love to trash their beaches, the water is crystal clear, the place would be amazing if kept clean. Hopefully the local authorities would learn how to keep this island clean and respected.

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Chicago
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Good shallow beach for kids. Beware of the bugs! You must arrive early in the day, because is is small. If there are more than ten people it's crowded.

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Quiet, not crowded, serene, great shell collecting......loved this beach, gorgeous. Water here was also warm and shallow - protected

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My wife and I have been to Vieques four times for a week each time. Our primary activity is relaxing and Pata Prieta (formerly known as Secret Beach) is our absolute favorite beach on Vieques. It is relatively hard to get to and there is minimal parking so it is usually very sparsely populated. We have been the sole inhabitants... More 

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Inverness, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Otherwise known as Pata Prieta, and we were guided there by a local fellow in a cafe in Isabel. The water was bathtub warm, and so shallow that our three year old granddaughter could frolic and run in and out to her heart's content without anyone worrying!

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

By noon it becomes quite crowded, but it is a lovely small beach with some snorkeling places. Easy to get in and out of the water.

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winnipeg
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66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Out of all of them, Prieta was our favorite beach, and the one we returned to a second time in our 9 day stay. It was just deep enough to be able to go in gradually, it was so pretty - stop and take a picture as you go down the little hill from the parking lot - it's worth... More 

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Ashfield, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It would be selfish not to post about this beautiful not-so-secret but certainly far from crowded spot. Spend a day here - you'll love it!

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Bangor, Maine
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Secret beach is easy to get to and very pretty. Nice swimming and we found some decent snorkeling there, despite it being a bit windy and wavy. There aren't many spots with shade, so get there early. Our spot had quite a few sandburs.

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Address: Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Isla de Vieques

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