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Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 00765, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 787-741-2138
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Much of the land on this new wildlife reserve was once a naval bombing...

Much of the land on this new wildlife reserve was once a naval bombing range.

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This is the absolute best part about Vieques. Rent yourself a jeep and find your own private beach! My girlfriend and I only had to drive around for about 10 minutes before... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
Lamonzo A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is the absolute best part about Vieques. Rent yourself a jeep and find your own private beach! My girlfriend and I only had to drive around for about 10 minutes before finding our own private beach, we camped out with a cooler and some snacks and just hung there the whole day! It's like your own little world!

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1 Thank Lamonzo A
Humacao, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

After having an amazing beach day at Sun Bay, we moved to the refuge to explore the area and at night visit Mosquito Bay (bioluminiscent bay). In the refuge we enjoy of a virgin environment, that resulted so relaxing and like a parenthesis from the outter world.

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Thank RoxyC07
Gottmadingen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

It requires a rental car to get to the most remote beaches, but you will be rewarded with clean, white sandy beaches. If the water is calm, the possibilities for snorkeling are very good. Take care of your belongings as we heard of burglaries.

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Thank 66Norbert
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The wildlife refuge is a great place to visit for a variety of activities. To access all areas you should consider renting a Jeep since many of the beaches are accessed via unpaved roads. Our favorite beach was Pata Prieta, wonderful and secluded as well as La Plata. Some good snorkeling spots in the beaches as well, specially towards the... More 

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Thank Sandra M
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

September is off season to visit the Vieques island but if you want goo quiet time and wanna try some luck with the weather, highly recommended. We stayed in an apartment near the ferry terminal about 15 mins walk and it was 20 mins drive to the forest and beaches. Rent a Jeep and take it out in the forest.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a very special place, something completely different to the sunny beaches that sorround the Vieques Island. A must see during your trip. Fauna and flora are unique to this kind of tropical site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous. Many spots to pull off and park. We love 10. Palm trees for shade. Waist deep water. Swim to reef off small island. Bring snorkel gear (JAK Water Sports).

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Thank Julie A
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

This is the area you need to explore to see the best beaches on the island. It's a long stretch of road, some paved, and some dirt that leads to many of the beaches with the beautiful blue Caribbean water and soft, white sands. Definitely a must-do in Vieques!

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Thank 3RedDoxies
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to the wildlife refuge not knowing what to expect. It was a nice drive through an untouched jungle-like area (except for the dirt road), make sure you are driving an off road vehicle or truck just so you don't get stuck. It is a great drive through area. There is alot to cover and I'm... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Wow. i felt like in another world, super clean roads and accessible to the public and very well taken cared of. i loved all the beaches as well. i loved vieques.

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