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Black Sand Beach, Isla de Vieques

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
3.5/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is the most unique beach on the island - the sand is so soft and full of minerals, and it is far enough out of the way that it isn't full of tourists. When we went, it was just us, one other coup...  read more »
  • There is a small hike to this very private beach, but worth it to see the black sand. Ask for directions at your hotel 
  • I personally could have passed on it but my 9 year old son loved it. We ran into 2 really cute and friendly dogs and there are a lot of neat rocks and sea glass. You have to walk through a dried up ri...  read more »
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