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Vieques Island - The Caribbean

Vieques is an island located eight miles east of Puerto Rico, in the Caribbean. With its lush green flora and rolling hills, Vieques Island is growing in popularity among Eco-travelers and celebrities seeking a little rest and relaxation. This island is roughly twenty-one miles long and four miles wide. The main settlements here are Isabel Segunda located on the north side of the island and Esperanza on the southern end. Visitors won't find a lot of resorts and restaurants here, but new accommodations and dinning options are being planned. For lodging, many choose to rent a house or a room. Vieques is assessable via ferry or a 20 minute flight from nearby San Juan International.

Once here, many fall in love with the island, not for what it has, but rather what it doesn't have. Here you wont find the crowds, traffic, and commercialized development. What you will find is unspoiled countryside and beautiful coastline, that rivals any beach found in the Caribbean.

Vieques has a variety of activities to choose from including:

  • Snorkeling and Diving - this destination has some of the best dive sites in the Caribbean. With its clear blue waters, this can be a memorable experience.
  • Nightlife - this island is a laid-back place. It can be a problem to find some where to eat or hangout after 8pm on weekdays. However, there are some exceptions. If you are a night owl, and you are in Esperanza visit Banana's or Amapola inn. For the visitors in the north near Isabel Segunda's, try Al's Mar Azul Bar.
  • Boating is another popular activity. One popular tour is a visit to the bio-luminescent waters of mosquito bay.
  • Nature tours are another popular activity. With Vieque's unspoiled beauty, this can be a memorable experience.
  • Horse back is yet another popular activity here. Imagine yourself horseback riding on a beach at sunset.
  • The beaches here are unique in their on way; the sand found here ranges from white to sparkling black.

Vieques Island is a great place to visit for solitude or rest and relaxation. In addition to the activities already mentioned, a visitor can explore the island by car, bicycle or kayak in the mangroves. Tourism is increasing here, as Vieques becomes more popular.

 Last updated on October 15, 2012

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AnnaCia 2 years ago

Vieques (La Isla Nena), "the small Island", is a little relaxing place to visit. I am glad you wrote about it. I am originally from Puerto Rico.

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misshill 2 years ago from United States Hub Author

@AnnaCia - I am glad you like it; thanks for your comments :)

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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Level 7 Commenter

It sounds such a wonderful place to visit, I wish I could go there now! lol! really interesting, thanks!

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misshill 2 years ago from United States Hub Author

@Nell Rose - I am glad you like the article :)

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