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Address: Puerto Rico
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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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Beautiful, quiet beach

Secret Beach is a beautiful, quiet beach. It does require an almost half mile walk through the jungle from the parking lot to the water. Once there, there is a lot of seaweed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2016
Leslie M
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Boulder, Colorado

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Secret Beach is a beautiful, quiet beach. It does require an almost half mile walk through the jungle from the parking lot to the water. Once there, there is a lot of seaweed on the beach and some in the water, but the shallow water and beautiful colors made it worth while. There is also some snorkeling on the edges... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

This beach has great waves and the water isn't freezing..it's clean and a good place to hunt for sea glass. It's family friendly...you may notice a lot of seaweed washed up on shore and a bit in the water. Of 7 people in our group, 4 were stung by tiny hydroid jellyfish (who apparently love to cling to seaweed). Most... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Secret Beach is also called Pata Prieta (this is the name you'll see on all the signs) though it's not exactly secret. It just feels more secluded. Like all the beaches on the Caribbean side, the water is clear blue and the sand is soft white. Very pretty.

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Elkins, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

There was a nice little walk to the sand. The Spanish name, Pata Prieta, sounds so much better. It is a pretty little cove and was all for my wife and I for a hour or so until to young couples chowed up and then it was oh so crowed:) If you go out in the water a little ways... More 

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Montreal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful smaller beach, although not so secret: there were 5 cars/families when we visited. Nice clear blue water & fairly shallow. Caution: Playa Pata Prieta & other nearby beaches (ex: La Chiva) are connected by a network of paths in the bush/jungle behind the beach, which makes it easy for robbers to steal things right off the nice spots under... More 

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Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I love to run on beaches and this is great. Although my feet are tough, I still don't like stepping on pebbles or shells. As you see in the photo, this beach is very smooth and beautiful and peaceful (except on the week ends in peak season when it is quite lively.)

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Thank Robert L
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Place: Even the names of this beach both spanish and english are soo intriguing. I first got to say Im in love with the whole vieques experience, I think to have so many such perfectly naturally designed beaches is a miracle and on top of that having all of them in the same 'city' all of them reachable in a... More 

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Thank dip0ll
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

another cool beach to visit with friends and family bring your own food and drinks that way you do not have to leave the beach area

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Thank venomnyc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent several hours on La Pata Prieta and we enjoyed every second. There were only four other people on the beach the whole time we were there. The water was calm, clear, and warm. I enjoyed watching the little crabs skitter across the sand and hide in their holes. We also saw several mongooses.

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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

not a secret anymore but still a piece of paradise...it use to be covered with bushes and deep puddles that scared people away....there was no marker off the main road and if you marked it, locals driving by would remove the marker, it was a secret...but the true name of this beach is Pata Prieta meaning black legs that people... More 

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