Basic Facts about Vieques, Puerto Rico

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Vieques Puerto Rico

Names Used for the island

  • Isla de Vieques – Official Name
  • Bieke – Named by the Indians
  • Isla Nena – kindly called by residents which translates to little girl island
  • Vieques Island – English
  • Spanish Virgin Islands – Named commonly used by sailors to describe the sister islands of Vieques and Culebra.
  • Vieques – simply the short name

Where is Isla de Vieques?

Puerto Rico, Vieques & Culebra Map

Vieques Island is located just a short 6 miles off the southeast coast of Puerto Rico, the Star of the Caribbean.   Puerto Rico also possesses several other offshore islandsIsla de CulebraIsla de MonaIsla DesecheoIsla de Vieques is the largest of all the Puerto Rico Islands.

Basic Facts about the island

Zip Code: 00765

Currency: U.S.A. Dollar

Electric:  Current is 110 volts AC, same as the United States

Language:   Spanish & English are the official languages in Puerto Rico.  Spanish is preferred but many locals speak English as well. Vacation Rental owners and hotels all speak English.

Holidays:  In addition to the United States government holidays, another nine local holidays are celebrated. Please see our Practical Information page for a list of holidays in ViequesFor events in Vieques visit our directory.

Flag of Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

Mayor of  Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

Hon. Víctor Emeric (PPD)
Address: Calle Carlos Lebrun, #449
Vieques, PR 00765
Telephone:  (787) 741-5000  Fax (787) 741-0565

Newspaper of Isla de Vieques: Vieques Renace

Population:   About 10,000 – Residents are called Viequenses

Size of the Island: Vieques is 21 miles long and 5 miles. Good things come in small packages.

Temperature:  Average of 79 – 82 F. More on Vieques Weather

Time:  AST (Atlantic Standard Time)

Topography: Vieques is made up of hills and valleys. The highest point on the island is Monte Pirata (Pirate’s Hill) which is 987 feet above sea level. The coastal areas consist of lagoons and mangrove swamps.

Emergency Services in Vieques

  • If you experience a real emergency please dial 911
  • Fire Department – (787) 741-2111
  • Police Department – (787) 741-2020
  • City Hall Office (787) 741-5000
  • If you experience any electricity problems during your stay, first call the property manager of your vacation rental or hotel or call AEE (787) 289-3434
  • The hospital number is (787) 741-3282

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