Playa La Chiva, Isla de Vieques

4.8
Beach · Nature / Park
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Take a trip down to Playa La Chiva, a quiet and scenic stretch of coast looking out on the Caribbean Sea. The still, clear waters offer great conditions for swimming, particularly for those looking for a safe place to let children splash around. Colored an inviting blue, the waters complement the white stretch of sand, backed by palms and shrubs. The rocky areas of the water provide excellent snorkeling spots, so bring your gear to admire the schools of colorful tropical fish. PutPlaya La Chiva into our Isla de Vieques tour itinerary builder app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Gazebos are nice to have, but we actually took all our stuff to a shade tree closer to the beach. The snorkeling wasn't great, which is what we were looking for. Saw one spotted ray that was super.....  more
    Gazebos are nice to have, but we actually took all our stuff to a shade tree closer to the beach. The snorkeling wasn't great, which is what we were looking for. Saw one spotted ray that was super.....  more »
  • I loved this beach. It has crystal blue waters and plenty of palm trees and gazebos around it for shade. You need a car, preferably a Jeep or SUV to get here. The road to get to Chiva is unpaved... 
    I loved this beach. It has crystal blue waters and plenty of palm trees and gazebos around it for shade. You need a car, preferably a Jeep or SUV to get here. The road to get to Chiva is unpaved...  more »
  • Playa La Chiva really is picture post card perfect. White sand, swaying palm trees, multi-hued warm blue water, and a nice breeze. There are also lots of cabanas to give shade. What is really... 
    Playa La Chiva really is picture post card perfect. White sand, swaying palm trees, multi-hued warm blue water, and a nice breeze. There are also lots of cabanas to give shade. What is really...  more »
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  • Great beach. Loved it. We were the only ones in the beach at one point. Be careful with the beach and seed burr. They close the gates sharply at 7:30pm.
  • This was my favorite beach on Vieques hands down. The water was crystal clear, the sand was silky, and there was barely any seaweed in the water. The water was refreshing and pretty calm. You must enter the National Wildlife Refuge to get to this beach and just be aware that there are no palm trees for shade on the beach.
  • Most beautiful beach I've ever been to.
  • Very disappointed after making the drive here. Strong currents, lots of seagrass, inconsistent water temperatures, small beach depth, high wind and lots of detritus on the beach made for a beach that was only okay. Much better beaches around the island.
  • Gorgeous beach, very few people, the sand in the water and shore was very fine. The snorkeling was not as good as we hoped, we didn't see too many fish but we did see one sting ray. But there were not too many corals or reefs where you could really see a lot of fish. At least not when we went. The Google Maps direction to the beach was HORRIBLE. It tried to take us through some dirt roads that cut across the northern part of the reserve and then lead to non-existent roads until you were stuck. Make sure you follow route 997 which is the main road to the Nature Reserve. Once you get past the gate of the Reserve, everything is well marked and the roads are good.

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