Crystal clear… uncrowded beaches, the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world, wildlife reserves, historic sites, hiking trails…Paso Fino horses roaming free…that’s the magic of Vieques.
Isla de Vieques, one of the islands of Puerto Rico has a variety of attractions attracting nature lovers with a sense of adventure. When you arrive in Vieques, you’ll feel as if you’ve traveled six decades into the past; giving visitors a real glimpse of the Caribbean of the past.
In Vieques the greatest attraction is “Vieques” itself. There are no casinos, golf courses, tourist traps or major shopping centers on the island. If you wish a vibrant nightlife and a more active destination you can split up your vacation between the capital city of San Juan and Vieques. Spend a few days exploring Old San Juan attractions and then head over to Vieques for the rest of your vacation.
Following is a list of attractions on the island with a map at the end of the page. Don’t let the short list fool you, once you get here, you’ll find yourself wishing for extra days to explore. If you’re planning a longer vacation, there’s more to explore on the main island of Puerto Rico.
Beaches…You’ll be Spoiled for Life…
Beaches in Vieques are all unique, uncrowded, with gorgeous jewel tones and the clearest waters. As you stand and admire, you’ll feel as though you’re part of a work of art. More about the beaches of Vieques, Puerto Rico
The Brightest Bioluminescent Bay in the World
Vieques is the home to the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world. After recovering from Hurricane Maria, we are happy to report that the bioluminescent bay is brighter than ever, there’s no better time to experience this natural phenomenon. Commonly known as Mosquito Bio Bay / Puerto Mosquito, its formal name is Caño Hondo. When the sun goes down, the most magical attraction in the Caribbean comes to life, you have to be here to experience it, no picture or video can truly capture the spell of its beauty. More about Bio Bay in Vieques.
Paso Fino Horses Roaming Free
Where else in the Caribbean can you see elegant Paso Fino horses roaming free? Brought here by the Spanish, these horses are an important part of the island’s history and loved by locals.
Parque Ecologico Costero La Ceiba (Ceiba Ecological Coastal Park)
You have to be there to appreciate the beauty and magnificence of this tree. Make sure you stop by on your way to Mosquito Pier. More about Ceiba Tree in Vieques, Puerto Rico
Faro Punta Mulas
This beautifully restored lighthouse stands proud on a hill point north of Isabel Segunda. El Faro Punta Mulas houses a small museum, with a small collection of artifacts and photos of the island’s history. More about Faro Punta Mulas in Vieques
Military Bunkers / Navy Magazines
Built and hidden by grass along the west side of the island, you’ll find storage bunkers used by the Navy. It’s a fun and interesting drive on the way to the beach. More about Navy Bunkers in Vieques
Puerto Ferro Archeological Site
On this site, a 4000-year-old skeleton was found and exhumed. Puerto Ferro is considered an important historical site for Viequenses. You can make a quick stop on your way to Sun Bay Beach.
Ruins of Playa Grande Sugar Plantation
Located on the west coast of the island are the ruins of Playa Grande Sugar Plantation. Tours are available. More about Playa Grande Sugar Plantation in Vieques.
Rompeolas / Mosquito Pier
Walk a mile over water… A place for fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and taking a stroll… a great spot to admire the undisturbed vegetation of the island. Update: Mosquito Pier / Rompeolas is now being prepared to become the ferry terminal in Vieques. More about Rompeolas, Vieques.
Museums in Vieques, Puerto Rico
After exploring the beaches of Vieques in the morning, take a few hours to visit the small museums in Vieques packed with great information on history, art, artifacts from our past, bookstore and more. Get to know Vieques deeper and support the local museums. More about museums in Vieques, Puerto Rico.
La Plaza, Isabel Segunda
Most cultural events and festivals take place at the plaza. Stop by an afternoon and visit the local shops and restaurants nearby to support local businesses. More about the Plaza in Isabel Segunda, Vieques.
Map - Attractions & Points of InterestVieques, Puerto Rico
List of Attractions in Vieques
- Beaches of Vieques
- Bioluminescent Bay
- Ceiba Tree Park
- Fortin Conde de Mirasol
- Laguna Kiani
- Muelle de la Caña
- Museums in Vieques, Puerto Rico
- Navy Bunkers in Vieques
- Paso Fino Horses of Vieques
- Playa Grande Sugar Plantation
- Plaza of Isabel Segunda
- Puerto Ferro Archeological Site
- Faro Punta Mulas Lighthouse
- Rompeolas / Mosquito Pier