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“Great Beaches”

Vieques National Wildlife Refuge
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Owner description: Much of the land on this new wildlife reserve was once a naval bombing range.
Reviewed September 26, 2012

This small island east of Puerto Rico has beautiful beaches. The ones by the refuge are, for us, the best. Starting with Caracas, going though Pata Prieta and ending in Platita is an adventure. Be prepared for rough roads, bring food and plenty of water. But over all be prepared to be amazed by the white sandy beaches, calm, clear warm waters and the occasional visit of dolphins, fishes and birds. Bring your binoculars.

Thank cirtropical
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

I did not care to much for this side of the Island but my Husband sure did we rented a jeep and he was so happy driving thru the wild and seeing all the different types of reptiles and plants. Be very aware of the horses they roam around the streets with no ownership.

Thank Butterfly0003
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Finally a paved road :) Many beaches contained inside the park like Secret Beach, but do not take road all the way down to bottom of entry to Secret Beach, park at the top. Road in is brutal, we walked down the hill through the huge crevices in the road and found a brand new jeep with a VERY flat tire.

Thank ilove2travel43
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Getting to Vieques is a fun start to your trip make sure you are on time for the ferry very punctual shame you can't travel on the top but overal ok trip.
The island is really what one would expect of and island that is not overdeveloped and overcrowded it still has the small town feel to it and that's great.
The beaches beautiful and natural bring food with you some are national parks and there only the beach and it is a woundeful experience.
Do get a ride from their taxis worth every penny and arrange your ride back they are very good.
overall I recommend Vieques if u want to really be untouched jwith nature and wonderful beaches if resorts are your thing then forget it stay in the big island but if u go u will not regret it.

Thank Neri O
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Vieques. Good place, with nice beaches, but it's not for everyone. If you like 5 star accommodations, white table cloths, manicured golf courses, bumping discos, paved roads, I can't recommend it. The island is off the beaten path and not well developed (this is why I give it three marks). Picture the opposite of Cancun. The island has lots of horses, dogs, chickens, goats, etc running about and the roads are 3rd world. If you like to snorkel you get good coral and lots of fish where you don't have a lot of people. Many days there were no more than a dozen other people on the beach. There are many areas off limits. Still under clearing of unexploded munitions. The home rental situation was a mixed bag. The pictures of homes one sees on the internet are not true to what one finds there.

3  Thank selene32607
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