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Secret Beach

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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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Pretty little stretch of beach

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
3RedDoxies
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 29 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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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 28 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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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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Wheeling, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Perfect place for relaxing. Palm trees, clear ocean and beautiful. Tip,,,,,bring your own food or plan ahead for eating away from the beach. This place seems just there for relaxing and work on your tan.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

The water was super calm, would have been great for snorkeling, had we had equipment. Still, friendly and beautiful fish - we think palometas? - stopped by for a while to hang out. There are nice alcoves within the shrubbery along the beach to get out of the sun. Bring whatever you need - there are no facilities. The road... More 

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