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Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 00765, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787 741 2138
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Much of the land on this new wildlife reserve was once a naval bombing...

Much of the land on this new wildlife reserve was once a naval bombing range.

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La Chiva (blue beach)

Gorgeous. Many spots to pull off and park. We love 10. Palm trees for shade. Waist deep water. Swim to reef off small island. Bring snorkel gear (JAK Water Sports).

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Julie A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous. Many spots to pull off and park. We love 10. Palm trees for shade. Waist deep water. Swim to reef off small island. Bring snorkel gear (JAK Water Sports).

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the area you need to explore to see the best beaches on the island. It's a long stretch of road, some paved, and some dirt that leads to many of the beaches with the beautiful blue Caribbean water and soft, white sands. Definitely a must-do in Vieques!

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Thank 3RedDoxies
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to the wildlife refuge not knowing what to expect. It was a nice drive through an untouched jungle-like area (except for the dirt road), make sure you are driving an off road vehicle or truck just so you don't get stuck. It is a great drive through area. There is alot to cover and I'm... More 

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Thank Ida L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow. i felt like in another world, super clean roads and accessible to the public and very well taken cared of. i loved all the beaches as well. i loved vieques.

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Elkins, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While going to the beaches in the refuge we stopped in to the Refuge Hq and we were impressed by the staff. They had a display of drawings by local kids that were entries in the national duck stamp competition and the way the ranger spoke showed her pride in the local kids and her interest in getting them involved... More 

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Thank Kennth S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The Island's best beaches are there, some super secluded, where we were had the whole beach just for ourselves. Just gorgeous.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Magnificent white powder sand beaches - some very private. You might have to walk a bit to reach them - but breathtaking! The welcome/nature center is a great start and the staff are exceptionally friendly!!

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East Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Pretty easy to explore as long as you have four wheel drive. Don't expect a national park-like setting; not a lot of facilities. (Which is not a bad thing.)

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Newport Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

This reserve contains red and blue beach. Blue beach is the one where you go all the way down the dirt road and start seeing the numbers. We stopped at number 12 and that seemed like a perfect spot. It's all part of the same beach, the numbers are just little outposts where you park and walk down to the... More 

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Pelham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

The physical assests are all there, needs some time and money from the parks to grow into a precious asset.

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