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“Excellent beaches, nice lighthouse!”

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 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 the trail on the left as you enter. We also a nice big bird there among the rocks!

Thank Subramanian K
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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 the end of La Chiva to see the Point and its rocky formations. Then we doubled back and picked our target pull-off numbered 1 through 22. We stopped at #13 and after a short walk from the parking lot - we knew we found the perfect beach spot.

The beach is very clean and long which allows you to set down almost anywhere. The water is less than waist high for about 100 feet out. Spots where algae grows are extremely warm. While you are there look for wildlife as it is all around you land and sea.

Thank DiAlJo
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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 us on a wonderful hike to a place with spectacular views of the ocean, cliffs and a view of the lighthouse. During the hike he provided more information about vegetation and wildlife in the reserve.

1  Thank bquality
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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

1  Thank RusPat_704
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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 reach them. I really recommend a visit to the area.

Thank Peter P
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