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Vieques for the Day?

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Vieques for the Day?

We are spending five days in Rio Grande and are considering taking the Ferry over to Vieques for the Day. Can anyone help me with some ideas of things to see on Vieques if we only have a day? Also, would we have to rent a car, or are there things walking distance from the ferry pier? Thanks for any help!

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2. Re: Vieques for the Day?

If you take the first ferry early morning and return in the last one, you can have a"peekaboo" of Vieques. A car is a must or rent a publico car for a few hours. You might have lunch in Esperanza and then head to Sun Bay for an afterrnoon splash at the beach, then back to the ferry.

or Fly from Fajardo early and return late to make the most of your day.

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3. Re: Vieques for the Day?

Yeah, Vieques for the day is a little tough. It is really a "couple of days" trip.

Unless you just want to do SunBay Beach (which is nice and on the Publico route), you need to rent a car.

If you rent a car, you can go to other beaches, see the fort, and have lunch somewhere nice.

If you just want to go to a really nice beach, I would suggest Culebra and Flamenco beach. Great beach, good snorkeling, it is a short taxi ride away from the ferry.

Or hire a boat and go to an out-island like Icacos or Ratones.

For more info, check out my reviews:

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4. Re: Vieques for the Day?

Culebra is a one day island, Vieques is not.Though you can have great day but you do need to plan ahead. Fonsins rent a car might let you pick up a rental at farmacia San Antonio (one of the families businesses) about two blocks from the ferry. If you are Scooter types you can rent a scooter (sometimes a car also) from The Ocean View hotel, just up the hill from the ferry.The Fort in Isabel is closed Mon-Tues. You could do a whirlwind tour of the beaches on Camp Garcia, have lunch in Esperanza, relax at Sunbay for a few hours and wind your way back to town.

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