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Secret Beach is Stunning.....

Feels like you are driving to the end of the earth then Bam....the Beach is Beautiful, No Crowds... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
One of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean

Absolutely cannot day enough about this beautiful beach. The water was clear and warm and gorgeous... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2018
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This rather remote beach is scenic and breathtaking with a mildly rugged coastline and perfect waters for swimming and snorkeling.
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Feels like you are driving to the end of the earth then Bam....the Beach is Beautiful, No Crowds. Spectacular Views from above the beach

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely cannot day enough about this beautiful beach. The water was clear and warm and gorgeous. The sand white and soft. No one here. Absolutely awesome!

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

I'm still dreaming of the varying hues of turquoise and blue of this amazing beach. Bring you sunscreen and snorkel. ditch any expensive gadgets so you don't have to worry about theft,

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank krissss2018
Reviewed March 26, 2018

Don't be scared of the hill to drive down to it. It's totally worth and your car will make it back it up! Breathtaking!!!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

A friend and I visited Pata Prieta beach in mid-Feb. There were only 5-10 other people on the beach. Very peaceful and a few shade trees. I tried snorkeling but there wasn't anything to see. This is a beach to relax on and swim a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Wendy x
Reviewed February 26, 2018

This beach is also called Playa Pata Prieta. The entrance to the water is not steep. Calm water. I tried snorkelling on the left side but didn't see any fish. Nice beach for walking. No public facilities, but some shady trees.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank ChuckL568
Reviewed August 20, 2017

The place is pretty overcrowded, even in the low season. The drive is bumpy and almost impossible for some island cars. When you finally reach the parking area, its probably so crowded it'll be like trying to shove an elephant into a very small box....More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Dana B
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Nice but watch for a drop off right by the life guard station. Plenty of picnic tables and shade. Locals selling their wares along the road.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank swissgalColorado
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Vieques has no shortage of great beaches, and Secret Beach is no exception. Great for lazing on the beach and swimming. Snorkeling is just OK.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Chuck_and_Mel
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Pata Prieta, Secret Beach, used to be our favorite beach on Vieques but the last 2 times we were there, wasn't the best. The beach is pretty secluded, down a dirt road, park in a lot, then walk a short distance down a gravel road....More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank miggy67
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New Hampshire
Trip report / review of Cookie's Paradise and Villa Palmyra (9 Replies)
Well...thought I would share our experiences from our two month stay in Vieques. We were on the island from January 6th until February 28th, and then spent a little time on the main island which I would recommend to anyone if you haven't done it already. We were on the island for the mayor's inauguration, and that was a really neat thing to be a part of. I am going to try and keep this as short as possible, but I have a lot to say and am long-winded so I apologize ahead of time. First...More
March 20, 2009|
Response fromzbreima|
Two Months?!? You are soo lucky, lol. great report!
Baltimore, Maryland
Four Day Trip Report (3 Replies)
Just returned from a four day trip to Vieques. Here are a few highlights. 1. Lodging - four of us (two couples) stayed in two casitas on the Atlantic side near the W. Proximity to W was great as we could walk down and enjoy a meal or a drink without the expense. Downside was that the Atlantic side was quite windy while we were visiting compared to Caribbean side. 2. Restaurants - Sol Food for lunch on weekends (closed during the week right now), and dinners at El Patio, El Quenepo,...More
January 20, 2013|
Response fromBruce_and_John|
Hi, Dusty; Thanks for popping back here with your report! Sounds like you hit a lot of the highlights in 4 short days. Re: your point #4, it's too bad some folks don't know about the forum. Even if one doesn't participate, just reading & researching current & past posts can give one TONS of valuable info. Hope you'll be back!
New York
Secret Beach (4 Replies)
I cant seem to find directions to Secret Beach. Anyone want to let me in on the Secret ?
September 23, 2006|
Response fromViequesGuy|
Take the main camp Garcia road past the turn for Red Beach. About a mile or so past Red Beach you'll see a road on the right with a blue trash barrel. Turn there and follow it down to Secret Beach.