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A grand beach with dramatic landscape…a great beach for a romantic tranquil walk…


If you love walking on the beach, Playa Grande ought to be on your must visit list.   You can start your walk at Playa Grande, and walk all the way to Playa Negrita (Negra).  As you walk from beach to beach, you’ll feel like part of a magazine photo shot.  The scenery and feel of Playa Grande is as it’s name suggests, very grand.  You won’t find crowds of people at this beach even on high season, but you may have the company of friendly pelicans and gentle paso fino horses galloping around.


At Playa Grande you’ll find the most unique sand on the island. The sand is very coarse, made up of a artsy collection of broken shells, coral stones, and tiny soft pebbles.  Along your walk, you’ll see unique little treasures from the sea, just be sure to only leave a footprint and never take anything away.   As you hold hands with your loved one, you’ll feel the caress of the breeze and your feet will walk on sand that gradually changes from golden to soft to soft powdery black.


Boulders serve as seats with marvelous views of the endless blue horizon, and pelicans dancing to the wind.

Pelicans at Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

The scenery is breathtaking, rock walls, beautiful boulders, cozy spots for taking a break from the sun with your loved one…

Rock wall at Playa Grande, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

Romantic spot for two in Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

sights of the mountains in the distance…


it’s really peaceful at the mouth of the Playa lagoon gently flowing in to the ocean…


Nearby you can explore the ruins from the historic Sugar Plantation.

In Vieques beauty seems to have no end. No matter where you go, you will find beauty, beauty and … more beauty.  Come to Vieques, see the Caribbean the way nature intended it to be… natural, wild and free.

View of Playa Grande Beach and Laguna Grande by Casa Caribe

View of Playa Grande Beach and Laguna Grande by Casa Caribe

Roads have slowly changed over the past 10 years, the road was much narrower, a 4 wheel drive was almost necessary. Today the beach is more accessible, although it’s an improvement and we ought to be happy, it’s a sad reality of how the island is changing.   Make sure you get here soon before it changes too much.

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Need to Know Facts when visiting Playa Grande Beach

  • Cell phone reception in this area of the island is sometimes very poor.
  • Use common sense travel safety just like anywhere else, don’t leave any valuables in your car, leave them at your hotel.
  • Bring plenty of water and sunblock.
  • If you plan on walking much, bring non-slip beach shoes, if it’s high tide, you’ll have to walk around rocks on the water.

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Playa Grande Beach, Vieques, PR 18.089891, -65.513020 (Directions)

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