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Once you step foot on these beaches, you’ll be spoiled for life

Dreamy, Serene, Romantic… Postcard Perfect

Beaches - Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

The beaches of Vieques are constantly being praised and ranked among the best in the Caribbean and the world for so many reasons.  You probably read this on many other travel guides about other destinations.  Please give us a few minutes to tell you the beaches in Vieques are so special.

Come to Isla de Vieques where you can actually experience what it’s like going back in time, where you can experience the beaches of the Caribbean the way it used to be decades ago. Vieques undeniably offers the very best beaches in the Caribbean, they’re not only pretty, they’re addictive, and visitors that come here come back again and again.  The beaches of Vieques, perfectly capture the enchantment of Puerto Rico that existed over 6 – 7 decades ago.

This small island has been blessed with countless picture perfect beaches with clear blue, azure and turquoise waters unlike any other island in the Caribbean. Each beach has a different type of sand ranging from pure white to baby powder soft black. Isla de Vieques is the island where you hold hands with your loved one, look back and you want to grab your camera to capture the only set of footprints on the beach… yours.

In Vieques you will find some of the most scenic, quiet, and secluded beaches on the Caribbean. Puerto Rico is a very popular destination on the Caribbean for the hundreds of beaches and interesting attractions. The beaches in Vieques are very different from the main island, they stand out for it’s unspoiled and tranquil environment that makes you want to lay on the sand and let your mind free to dream.

Your greatest task during your vacation in Vieques will be finding the time during your stay to explore all the beaches. Vieques may be a small island but there are many beaches to explore. If you don’t have more than one week vacation in Vieques I guarantee that you’ll end up coming back. You will become one more traveler that comes to Vieques again and again

Following are some of the most popular beaches in Vieques. See the map at the bottom of this page for locations. We add more photos on a regular basis so please come back soon.

We’ll start with the beaches inside the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge on the southeast side of the island. 

Beaches at The Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

Caracas Beach
Vieques, Puerto Rico

Playa Caracas / Red Beach - Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

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A shooting location for Victoria’s Secret Swim… This Beach is one of the favorites among the locals and travelers for it’s family friendly facilities. Playa Caracas is located on the southern side of Vieques. Gazebos available makes it very family friendly. More about Playa Caracas – Vieques, Puerto Rico

Pata Prieta Beach – “Secret Beach”
Vieques, Puerto Rico


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A small beach with clear waters, beautiful rocks, crystal shallow waters great for snorkeling and a fun drive.  More about Playa Prieta Beach – Vieques, PR.

La Chiva Beach “Blue Beach”
Vieques, Puerto Rico

Blue Beach / Playa La Chiva - Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

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Long gorgeous beach, perfect for walks on the beach, snorkeling, photography and swimming, and simply relaxing.  Endless shades of blue waters with cozy shaded spots inside the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge on the Caribbean Sea. More about La Chiva Beach, Vieques, Puerto Rico.

Escondida Beach
Vieques, Puerto Rico

Playa Escondida - Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

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So cute and small, seems as if it was created by nature with honeymooners in mind.  Perhaps it’s the or one of the smallest beaches in the world and certainly cutest. More info and photos of Escondida Beach in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Playa La Plata
Vieques, Puerto Rico

Playa La Plata - Vieques, Puerto Rico / Caribbean

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Plata translates to Silver; a perfect name for this beach with glistening bright white sand.  The crystal clear waters sparkle and the sand is soft like baby powder. The waters have a soft turquoise tone and the waters are calm.  The ambiance is perfect for relaxation since not many visitors drive to the farthest east end of the island.  More about of Playa La Plata – Vieques, Puerto Rico.

Beaches on the Southwest Coast of Vieques

These following beaches offer dramatic landscapes, a stronger surf, perfect for beach combing.

Playa Negrita / Negra
“Black Sand Beach” – Vieques, PR


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Even some locals do not know that there is black sand in Vieques. This beach is a bit difficult to find but truly worth the visit. Great beach for a romantic walk and for those with the desire to hunt for treasures like the Pirates of the Caribbean. More about Black Sand Beach – Vieques, Puerto Rico.

Playa Grande Beach
Vieques, Puerto Rico

Playa Grande - Vieques, Puerto Rico

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Playa Grande is one of the most unique beach on the island located on the south east end of Vieques. Playa Grande is a great starting point for a long beach walk all the way down to Esperanza. More about Playa Grande Beach – Vieques, Puerto Rico.

We’ll continue with the beaches of Sun Bay & Esperanza, Media Luna & Navio, located right on the southern center of the island.   Sun Bay & Esperanza are the most accessible beaches on the island.

Sun Bay Beach / Balneario Sombe
Vieques, Puerto Rico

Sun Bay Beach - Vieques island, Puerto Rico / Caribbean

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Sun Bay Beach, top favorite among the locals and travelers for it’s easy accessibility and facilities. Sun Bay it’s friendly offering picnic tables, restrooms, and a camp ground. Sun Bay is truly a postcard perfect beach, with palms fringing the shore. More about Sun Bay Beach – Vieques Island, Puerto Rico.

Esperanza Beach / Playa Esperanza
Vieques, Puerto Rico

Esperanza Beach / Playa Esperanza - Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

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Esperanza Beach, fun beautiful beach with crystal clear waters perfect for snorkeling. Take a walk along the Strip, watch the sunset shining on colorful fisherman’s boat on the blue waters of Esperanza. The translation for Esperanza is “Hope”, think of dreams and hope, they may just come true while in Vieques.  More about Esperanza Beach – Vieques, Puerto Rico.

Media Luna Beach
Vieques, Puerto Rico

Media Luna Beach - Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

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A perfectly half moon shaped beach, shallow with crystal clear waters absolutely perfect for children. Easily accessible near Navio Beach. More about Media Luna Beach – Vieques, Puerto Rico.

Navio Beach / Playa Navio
Vieques, PR

Navio Beach / Playa Navio - Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico

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Navio Beach is the one beach where you will find some wave action, if you like body surfing then bring your boogie boards for some fun under the sun. Playa Navio is a gorgeous beach with a more intimate feeling, great for those that like to climb and discovering caves. More about Navio Beach – Vieques Island.

Beaches on the Northwest Coast of Vieques

Now we’ll head to the west coast of the island offering a long stretch of beach on a very lush green nature reserve with hundreds of palm trees adding to the already perfect scene.

Punta Arenas Beach, Vieques
Puerto Rico

Green Beach / Punta Arenas - Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico

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The beach Punta Arenas, is located on the northern side of Vieques Island. A great name of this beach with lots of green flora along the coast just naturally growing wild and free. Popular for snorkeling and family friendly waters. The drive there is fun especially with a jeep.  More about Playa Punta Arenas – Vieques Island, Puerto Rico.

Beaches Along the North Coast of Vieques, Puerto Rico

Although not as popular as the beaches on the south side of the island, the north shores offer scenic and relaxing beach escapes.

Cofi Beach / Playa Cofi
Vieques, Puerto Rico

Playa Cofi - Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico

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Yet another beautiful beach in Vieques and very different from the rest on the island. Bold colors of blue, reddish-brown rocks and bubbly white foam from the waves. Great views of colorful Isabel Segunda from a distance. More about of Playa Cofi “Seaglass Beach” – Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

Mosquito Pier Beaches, Rompeolas
Vieques, Puerto Rico

Mosquito Pier Beaches - Vieques, Puerto Rico

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The Mosquito Pier is a popular spot for divers and it is located on the north east side of Vieques. You will find fathers with their children fishing at the pier, fishing at night is great. There are great beaches along the area that are great for bathing.  More about the Beaches at Mosquito Pier, Vieques, PR

Note:  You may like to sleep in on vacation, but in Vieques, get up early, put on your swimwear,grab your beach stuff, hop in your jeep, and head to the beaches to avoid sunburn and to enjoy the clearest waters.

If you read about the history of the island, most of the island beaches are still off limits to the public due to unexploded ordinance. These areas are clearly marked don’t trespass into these off limit areas by land or boat.

Map of Beaches in Vieques, Puerto Rico

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Beach Map of Vieques, Puerto Rico

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Sun Bay Beach / Balneario Sombe, Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.096826, -65.464525
Playa Negra / Black Sand Beach, Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.095873, -65.491154
Playa La Plata, Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.117716, -65.376050
La Chiva Beach, Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.112959, -65.389445
Navio Beach, Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.092359, -65.444376
La Escondida Beach, Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.114968, -65.377182
Esperanza Beach / Playa Esperanza, Vieques, PR: 18.094419, -65.471864
Playa Grande Beach, Vieques, PR: 18.089891, -65.513020
Pata Prieta Beach, Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.111225, -65.400667
Media Luna Beach, Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.091278, -65.450363
Caracas Beach, Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.108390, -65.413070
Cofi “Seaglass” Beach, Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.145509, -65.453421
Punta Arenas Beach, Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.118832, -65.577178
Mosquito Pier Beaches, Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.133454, -65.509758
El Gallito Beach, Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.141978, -65.474954
Airport Beach, Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.137614, -65.485940
Playuela Beach, Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.107248, -65.417275
La Chata Beach, Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.158167, -65.433476
Playa Bastimento - Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.158809, -65.424603
Playa Voltios - Vieques, Puerto Rico: 18.159024, -65.422833