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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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Perfect for those who don't like crowds

Secret Beach (Plata Prieta) is smaller than some of the others, but far less-traveled. You turn right off the road to Caracas and descend down a hill where there is a small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
UWShaun
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Verona, Wisconsin
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Verona, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Secret Beach (Plata Prieta) is smaller than some of the others, but far less-traveled. You turn right off the road to Caracas and descend down a hill where there is a small parking lot. It's a short walk further downhill to the beach. While I think Caracas is the best beach on Vieques because it attracts so many different audiences,... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Secret beach is pretty. It's a smaller beach than the others along this coast, and at the end is a rock formation that some people hike. We relaxed on the beach towards the rocky end, but because the beach is small and there isn't a lot of sand between the water and the trees, it was much less private as... More 

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The last beach we visited and not enough time - favorite beach of the trip (no snorkeling the day we were there) but a great spot, perfect water, ideal setting

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NC
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Nice small beach. Only one other family on the beach. Very clean. Would definitely return. Vieques at its best.

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Ogden, Utah
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This beach had calm waters and would be great for snorkeling or swimming, but there wasn't a whole lot of sand to lay on and it was surprising crowded. We checked it out and went elsewhere.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We all enjoyed this beach area, the seclusion and the snorkeling opportunities at the entrance of the bay.

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Key West
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

getting there an adventure in itself beach ok view awesome water perfect for swiming sand sandy not rocky but firm not mushy bottom

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Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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