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“More authentic than Esperanza”
Review of Isabel Segunda

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Owner description: The pretty capital of Vieques offers a restored 1840s fort and busy waterfront.
Tempe, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“More authentic than Esperanza”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Drive the backroads, take a horseback ride, and enjoy yourself. Better restaurants, better bars, better shops, but not the best beaches

Visited June 2012
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English first
St. Thomas
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“This is a great little town!”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

The title says it. Don't expect first class tourist facilities, because this little jewel is not a tourist haven. At least not yet. It is "local", and unspoiled in terms of visiting ambient culture. The people here are much more down to earth, but can be visitor "shy". They are quite friendly and helpful when YOU are friendly. A couple of words in spanish and you'll probably not need a taxi to get somewhere... You can get there from Fajardo, Puerto Rico by ferry for all of $3 per person! If you are in San Juan, take the less than an hour drive there, jump on the ferry and come out for a little taste of natual paradise!

Visited June 2012
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Thank Chase J
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Love the small town”
Reviewed June 22, 2012

Love to walk around and enjoyed the colorful houses.

I love the beach over there and enjoyed the breathtaking sunset over there!

Visited May 2012
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Thank JLiu_12
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East Palo Alto, California
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice little town”
Reviewed May 20, 2012

One of only 2 town/cities in Vieques.. if you're looking for a more cheaper place to get grub, look no further than Isabel II. The locals all work here during the day then disappear to Esperanza at night. The panaderia (bakery) has greatly priced baked goods and sandwiches. They also speak English but be sure and ask first (may offend them). Many of the little shops here are a steal since its not a tourist trap like Esperanza.

Visited May 2012
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3 Thank Moni810
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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 670 helpful votes
“Sleepy town”
Reviewed May 19, 2012

At night the town plaza gets filed with locals for "tertulia" ( chatting) ,kids will play and locals wil come with their laptops since it is a wi-fi area.A lot of restaurants will open Thursday to Sunday . La Viequense ( Bakery) opens early and closes around 3/4 pm ; good place for breakfast ,pastries and light lunches and good cafe-con leche.

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5 Thank 39piloto
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