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Attractions - Island of Vieques - Puerto Rico

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 - Attractions - Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico

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

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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.

Fortin Conde de Mirasol – “El Fortin”

Fortin Conde de Mirasol - Attractions - Vieques, Puerto Rico

Fortin Conde de Mirasol was the last Spanish fort built in the Americas.  The fort is now a museum of art and history.  More about El Fortin Conde de Mirasol

Paso Fino Horses Roaming Free

Attractions - Horses in Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

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)

Ceiba Ecological Park - Vieques, Puerto Rico

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

The Vieques Conservation & Historical Trust

After a nice lunch in El Malecon in Esperanza stop by The Vieques Conservation & Historical Trust.  See exhibits on marine life, the bioluminescent bay, and a small history museum.  Visit their website

Faro Punta Mulas

Punta Mulas Lighthouse - Historical attraction in Vieques Island, PR

This beautifully restored lighthouse stands proud on a hill point north of Isabel SegundaEl 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

Navy Bunkers / Magazines - Attractions - Vieques, Puerto Rico

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

Puerto Ferro Archeological Site - Attractions - Vieques, Puerto Rico

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

Playa Grande Sugar Mill Ruins - Attractions - Vieques, Puerto Rico

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

Mosquito Pier - Vieques, Puerto Rico

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. 

Muelle de la Caña

Sugar Cane Pier - Esperanza, Vieques, Puerto Rico

A work of art, a great place to snorkel, watch the sunset, and join locals on a Sunday afternoon.  More about the old pier in Esperanza.

La Plaza, Isabel Segunda

Plaza in Isabel II - Attractions - Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

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. 

Laguna Kiani

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One of the natural treasures of Vieques, Puerto Rico.  Marvel observing various species of mangroves, birdwatching on the way to Punta Arenas Beach.   More about Laguna Kiani

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Fortin Conde de Mirasol / Museum - Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.147870, -65.439162
Faro Punta Mulas - Isabel II, Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.154635, -65.443776
375+ Year Old Ceiba Tree - Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.133046, -65.505145
Puerto Mosquito Bioluminescent Bay - Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.102945, -65.448132
Laguna Kiani - Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.116161, -65.561256
Rompeolas / Mosquito Pier - Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.142807, -65.512934
Puerto Ferro Archeological Site - Vieques, PR: 18.108385, -65.460038
ROTHR Radar Station - Vieques, PR: 18.098244, -65.512097
Ruins of Playa Grande Sugar Plantation - Vieques, PR: 18.095480, -65.520339
Military Bunkers / Navy Magazines - Vieques, PR: 18.110206, -65.545716
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Visitor Center - Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.121631, -65.436797
The Vieques Conservation & Historical Trust - Museo de Esperanza : 18.095396, -65.473642
Muelle de la Caña - Esperanza, Vieques, Puerto Rico : 18.093616, -65.471445
La Plaza - Isabel Segunda, Vieques, Puerto Rico : 18.149175, -65.441265
Puerto Rico Tourism Co. Information Center - Vieques, PR: 18.149579, -65.441512
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse Ruins - Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.096316, -65.423563
Laguna Playa Grande - Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.088749, -65.517826