Where else can you walk a mile away from shore over the water? … Only in Vieques.
When you visit this may seem like a cool place but it’s history and the reasons for construction were not in the best interest of the people or the island. The US Navy began construction of Rompeolas in 1941, with the purpose of creating a sea wall that extended from Vieques to the town of Ceiba on the main island of Puerto Rico where the Roosevelt Naval Base was located. The purpose was to build a massive base to house the US and British Fleet. The plans changed and Project Mosquito Pier was stopped in 1943 and never completed… Thank God.
While you are standing on the pier, it’s certainly an interesting place. The sights of the flora are stunning, not a house in sight or building since these lands were expropriated from the people for Navy use and ironically it kept the island looking very natural.
On one side you’ll see the wave action in the water and on the other side the waters are calm and clear making this spot popular for snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing. If you want to get some exercise, Rompeolas is a nice place for a morning run.
The plans are to build a new ferry terminal to Ceiba, a shorter route as compared to the route from Isabel Segunda to Fajardo.