Vieques Island, Isla de Vieques

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Vieques, in full Isla de Vieques, is an island - municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) in the northeastern Caribbean, part of an island grouping sometimes known as the Spanish Virgin Islands. Vieques is part of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and retains strong influences from 400 years of Spanish presence in the island.Vieques lies about 8mi east of the Puerto Rican mainland, and measures about 21mi long by 4mi wide. Its most populated barrio is Isabel Segunda (sometimes written "Isabel II"), the administrative center on the northern side of the island. The population of Vieques was 9,301 at the 2010 Census.The island's name is a Spanish spelling of an American Indian word (likely Taíno) said to mean "small island". It also has the nickname "Isla Nena", usually translated from the Spanish as "Little Girl Island", alluding to its perception as Puerto Rico's little sister. During the colonial period, the British name was "Crab Island".Vieques is best known internationally as the site of a series of protests against the United States Navy's use of the island as a bombing range and testing ground, which led to the navy's departure in 2003. Today the former navy land is a national wildlife refuge, with numerous beaches that still retain the names given by the navy, including Red Beach, Blue Beach and Green Beach. The beaches are commonly listed among the top beaches in the Caribbean for their azure-colored waters and white sands.
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  • Please take note of new ferry location in Ceiba. Ferry takes about 45 mins. Wild horses are everywhere on the island.  more »
  • My brother and his wife have been going for more than a decade and raving about the island, and especially Hector's by the Sea where they stay. They took us this year for a week. We loved the island a...  more »
  • Vieques is a very beautiful Caribbean Island with 7 beautiful beaches. It has good hotels and guest houses and friendly people. More economical than Culebra Island and has better infrastruture.  more »
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  • Love the island, good place for vacations. Nice beaches
  • Great place to visit.. 'Wild' horses everywhere, not too many road signs or other traffic markers. Beautiful beaches & great people..
  • Beautiful island that is still recovering from the hurricane. As the locals had said: please consider spreading the news of this beautiful island.
  • My most favorite place to vacation. It is a beautiful, super low key island. Everyone is incredibly welcoming (provided you are polite and respectful). The bar at the airport makes the best Painkillers. It's definitely worth a stop on your way in, out and as you're crossing the island.
  • Most beautiful people and beaches I’ve ever seen .Go and support our islands please!!! After Maria they need support more than ever !! Gracias
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