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Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

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Beautiful

Excelent way to know the island and their heritage a plus!! Must do Vieques!!!! Vieques a natural... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
RickyEspiet
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Good Roads

The roads are great and well paved to the beach replete with speed bumps. One has to watch out for... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2018
JuanDavid1
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“la chiva”(9 reviews)
“caracas beach”(6 reviews)
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Much of the land on this new wildlife reserve was once a naval bombing range.
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| Access to the Beach Areas is off of Highway 997, 00765, Puerto Rico
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+1 787-741-2138
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Excelent way to know the island and their heritage a plus!! Must do Vieques!!!! Vieques a natural treasure the most beautiful island we have visited!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RickyEspiet
Reviewed June 26, 2018

The roads are great and well paved to the beach replete with speed bumps. One has to watch out for the wild horses along the road which is characteristic throughout the island.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JuanDavid1
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Corroborating the reviewer below me, the Refuge (therefore all its beaches) do close at 4pm as of mid-Feb, and the eastern beaches like La Chiva were closed entirely. But what is open is certainly worth visiting! The photos below are from Caracas Beach in mid-Feb.

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Wendy x
Reviewed February 20, 2018

Currently (as of Feb 18) the refuge closes at 4pm every day. It used to be sunset, but now at 4 they will lock up the gates. Don't be caught inside after 4, you get fined. Caracas (the first beach) & Plata Prieta are easily...More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank Appie H
Reviewed May 15, 2017

We visited the Blue beach and the Caracas beach, with the former being the best of all beaches that we visited in Puerto Rico (including Flamenco). We also visited the run-down Puerto Ferro lighthouse, which had awesome views and a secret beach if you take...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Subramanian K
Reviewed April 25, 2017

Our first stop on Vieques was to visit the Wildlife Refuge for access to the Beach Areas. There are several choices once you enter the Refuge off of Highway 997. We chose La Chiva (known as the Blue Beach). We drove all the way to...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank DiAlJo
Reviewed March 16, 2017

The staff member gave our group a lot of information about the island of Vieques and the wildlife issues there. He also described the programs they are doing to education young people on the island about care of the environment and wildlife. He then lead...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank bquality
Reviewed March 15, 2017

This is a beautiful tranquil spot. You have to do a little hiking to check out the different areas. It is worth a look

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

We visited several of the beaches, such as the Blue beach, La Plata and Pata Prieta. All were great with clear waters and great snorkeling. Most of the coral reefs were easily accessed from the beach which made it easy even for the kids to...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Peter P
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Variety of beaches, each a bit different. Mangroves were interesting too. Mongoose, who knew? Having a Jeep was helpful for the road conditions.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank johnandea
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