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Black Sand Beach, Isla de Vieques

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Examine the contrast of bright blue water against black sand at Black Sand Beach. This out-of-the-way spot takes a 10-minute trek through a rugged rainforest trail to reach the beach. Once on shore, look for streaks of black stretching among ordinary yellow sand. Eventually the black sand dominates the shoreline and sits in unique contrast to blue water and an orange beachfront covered in green plant life. Inland volcanic materials that wash down a stream during heavy rains form the unique color. Make Black Sand Beach part of your personalized Isla de Vieques itinerary using our Isla de Vieques trip itinerary maker.
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  • It's a bit tricky to find and is about a 30 minute walk to get to the beach, but worth the effort. Black sand definitely different from the usual beach  more »
  • This beach was a little tricky to find, walking from Esperanza. We chose to follow the road to the 201 split where we found a blue sign marking the trail to the beach. The trail looks like a sandy riv...  more »
  • Um, rating a beach feels weird, but sure... it's really nice... nice walk down a ravine, and a beautiful stretch of beach with nice swimming... the black sand is cool, but it would be awfully nice reg...  more »