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Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, Isla de Vieques

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Vieques National Wildlife Refuge provides a sanctuary for many rare and endangered animals, including brown pelicans, endemic Puerto Rican woodpeckers, and blue whales. While there, you can see pristine mangroves, fine white-sand beaches, and waters rich with many coral reefs and sea beads. Explore the exuberant ecosystem and join in one of numerous activities provided by the reserve--seasonal fishing and hunting, photography classes, biking, hiking, and more. The feeling of solitude appeals to those seeking a wild getaway for at least a day. Put Vieques National Wildlife Refuge and other Isla de Vieques attractions into our Isla de Vieques trip itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We visited the Blue beach and the Caracas beach, with the former being the best of all beaches that we visited in Puerto Rico (including Flamenco). We also visited the run-down Puerto Ferro lighthouse...  more »
  • Our first stop on Vieques was to visit the Wildlife Refuge for access to the Beach Areas. There are several choices once you enter the Refuge off of Highway 997. We chose La Chiva (known as the Blue B...  more »
  • The staff member gave our group a lot of information about the island of Vieques and the wildlife issues there. He also described the programs they are doing to education young people on the island ab...  more »
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  • I loved this place. Want to go back and explore some more. A bit scary because its desolate....hardly anyone was there and some roads seem to lead to infinity....lol! But the place is beautiful. Recommend you go early because there is no cell connection and lights.
  • Loved the secluded beaches, the drive was fantastic, easily accessible, but still remote. We saw 3 other people the entire time we were there.
  • Beautiful beaches and little people. Perfect for a day trip with the bicycle.
  • Such a beautiful island! I can't wait to go back.
  • Beautiful beaches. Blue beach is crystal clear. Not great for children as it gets deep quickly. Overall a beautiful place.