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Secret Beach

Puerto Rico
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Type: Beaches
Description: This rather remote beach is scenic and breathtaking with a mildly rugged coastline and perfect waters for swimming and snorkeling.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We planned to go to blue beach, but it was closed. We drove into red beach, too many people and kids. We found secret beach with few people. Perfection.

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Grand Forks, ND
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The beach is great for swimming and sunbathing. We saw some topless sunbathing going on! We were there to snorkel, but the sand at this cove/beach is so so fine, that the water is too murky when the waves are anything but totally calm. But a great beach...as is most Vieques beaches. Nice fine sand to sit around in.

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Leominster, MA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We made it to Secret Beach (Pata Prieta) at about 9:30 am. For the next 2+ hours, we were the only 2 people on this pristine beach. The sand was soft and white, the water crystal clear and calm. There was a little trash here and there, which is a recurring theme around the island, but not enough to ruin... More

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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Currently, with La Plata and La Chiva closed for clean-up, Secret Beach isn't much of a secret. On the weekend, you have to get there early or the little parking lot above the beach will be full! but, with such a small lot, that means the beach isn't too crowded even when it's full. But don't be fooled by the... More

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Bolton, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

probably busier than normal due to blue beach being closed. But it still didn't feel overly crowded. The sand was nice. It was peaceful. Overall, we would visit again, regardless if blue beach was open or not.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Have been going to Vieques for many years and Secret beach is no longer a secret. We had many people on the beach with blaring loud music.

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New York, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Sorry to say that Secret Beach is no longer a secret and has been overrun. The beach and the water are both great but when we were there in July, there were 8 car loads of people complete with boom boxes blasting music loudly.

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birmingham, AL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Fun beach! Better have a Jeep to get to this one. Once you park, it is a short walk (although downhill) to the beach. Very few people when we were there... There was great snorkeling on the right side, although rougher and can push you into the rocks... saw conch and fish. Water shoes are a great choice- lots of... More

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

In spite of the alluring name, this beach seemed much ado about nothing. Not any more special than any other beach in Vieques, though yes, a little more hidden. Watch out for the burrs.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

This beach is very nice, you have to walk a very short path to get to the beach. The sand is so white and smooth and the water is so clear that you can see the fishes without the need of goggles. But you should bring some goggles because on the left side of the beach you can do some... More

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