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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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  • The black sand beach is one of the most beautiful, unique and awesome beaches on Vieques. It was quite "challenging" to get to both in finding on the road and hiking down to but once we saw it the cha...  more »
  • We walked to the black sand beach from Esperanza. After we past the entrance, we went down to dry river bank road with jungle feeling. It's very unusual sight. About 10-min walking, we stepped on the ...  more »
  • We did a horseback ride down to this beach (got there through a dried up river bed through the forest/jungle). Really beautiful, once in a lifetime experience.