Vieques and Culebra

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  • 1. Isla Culebrita

    Island

    Part of the Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre de Culebra, uninhabited Isla Culebrita is clearly visible from the northeast corner of Culebra...Read More

  • 2. Pata Prieta

    Beach–Sight

    Not so secret Secret Beach, as Pata Prieta is also known, is a heavenly cove for those seeking privacy. This tiny yet beautiful horseshoe-shape...Read More

  • 3. Playa Flamenco

    Beach–Sight

    Consistently ranked one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, this beach has snow-white sands, turquoise waters, and lush hills rising...Read More

  • 4. Puerto Mosquito Bioluminescent Bay

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    East of Esperanza, Puerto Mosquito is one of the world's best spots for a glow-in-the-dark experience with undersea dinoflagellates—microorganisms...Read More

  • 5. Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre de Culebra

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1909, Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre de Culebra is one of the nation's oldest wildlife refuges...Read More

  • 6. Balneario Sun Bay

    Beach–Sight

    Just east of Esperanza, this mile-long stretch of sand skirts a perfect crescent-shaped bay. Dotted with picnic tables, this beach gets packed...Read More

  • 7. Cayo Luis Peña

    Island

    A kayak is a great way to reach Cayo Luis Peña, an islet just off the western edge of Culebra. There are a handful of protected beaches where...Read More

  • 8. El Faro Punta Mulas

    Museum/Gallery

    El Faro Punta Mulas, a Spanish-built lighthouse above the ferry dock in Isabel Segunda, dates from 1895. It was built to guide vessels into...Read More

  • 9. El Fortín Conde de Mirasol

    Museum/Gallery

    On a hilltop overlooking Isabel Segunda is El Fortín Conde de Mirasol, the last military structure built by the Spanish in the New World. It...Read More

  • 10. La Chiva

    Beach–Sight

    Some consider this the most beautiful beach on Vieques. It has a handful of covered cabañas with individual parking spots so that guests can...Read More

  • 11. Malecón

    Promenade/Boardwalk

    In the evening, there's no better way to enjoy the sunset than a stroll along Esperanza's 200-yard-long Malecón, a waterfront walkway running...Read More

  • 12. Museo El Polvorín

    Military Site

    If the collection of this museum underwhelms, take a close look at the photo album next to the visitor log to see how much community spirit...Read More

  • 13. Playa Caracas

    Beach–Sight

    One of the first stretches of sand east of Esperanza, this well-maintained beach boasts covered cabañas for lounging. Less rustic than other...Read More

  • 14. Playa Esperanza

    Beach–Sight

    People staying in any of the inexpensive accommodations in Esperanza can simply walk across the road to this beach. There's good snorkeling...Read More

  • 15. Playa Media Luna

    Beach–Sight

    Ideal for families because the water is calm and shallow, this is also a good spot to try snorkeling. There are no facilities. Amenities: none...Read More

  • 16. Playa Melones

    Beach–Sight

    Just west of Dewey, this is a favorite spot for snorkelers. The reef that runs around the rocky point is easy to reach from shore. Locals swear...Read More

  • 17. Playa Zoni

    Beach–Sight

    On the island's northeastern end, this beach is long and narrow—perfect for afternoon strolls. From the shore you can catch a glimpse of Isla...Read More

  • 18. Punta Arenas (Green Beach)

    Beach–Sight

    On the western edge of the island, at the end of a long unpaved road marred by potholes, this beach faces the Vieques Passage. Miles of coral...Read More

  • 19. Vieques Conservation & Historical Trust

    Museum/Gallery

    The Vieques Conservation & Historical Trust was established to help save Puerto Mosquito, one of the last remaining bioluminescent bays...Read More

  • 20. Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    A portion of the west and the entire eastern end of the island is administered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as the Vieques National...Read More

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