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Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 00765, Puerto Rico
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+1 787-741-2138
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Much of the land on this new wildlife reserve was once a naval bombing...

Much of the land on this new wildlife reserve was once a naval bombing range.

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Beaches were amazing!

Variety of beaches, each a bit different. Mangroves were interesting too. Mongoose, who knew? Having a Jeep was helpful for the road conditions.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
johnandea
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Storrs, Connecticut

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Storrs, Connecticut
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Variety of beaches, each a bit different. Mangroves were interesting too. Mongoose, who knew? Having a Jeep was helpful for the road conditions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw wild horses, but they're a dime a dozen in Vieques. The real treat here are the beaches. This is the Caribbean alright; white beaches, crystral-clear, warm, aqua-green water, palm trees, little coves to make out in, rocks, fish – everything. Every beach is breath-taking in its own right. We found a mostly private beach here and just wasted... More 

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Hammonton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In Vieques the animals are everywhere and plentiful but, no where more than the refuge. Look for lizards and iguana's plus wild horses and roosters.

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Thank Jessesgirl2016
NYC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Access to some of the best beaches in the caribbean. No beach bars, chairs, hotels or houses. Very pretty selection of wild beaches. Also good areas for scuba, snorkeling and kayak fishing (recommend Nena Scuba for former and Bieque Eco Travel - Eric - for latter).

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Washington State
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Access to some of the best beaches on Vieques are here in the National Wildlife Refuge....also access to the Fero Lighthouse. The first Kilometer is paved with about 12 speedbumps...speed limit 25 mph. Road ends at Playa Plata about 4 kilometers in. Lots of horses roaming around. Look for mongoose and iguanas...also large termite homes. It is a crying shame... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This is the absolute best part about Vieques. Rent yourself a jeep and find your own private beach! My girlfriend and I only had to drive around for about 10 minutes before finding our own private beach, we camped out with a cooler and some snacks and just hung there the whole day! It's like your own little world!

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Humacao, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

After having an amazing beach day at Sun Bay, we moved to the refuge to explore the area and at night visit Mosquito Bay (bioluminiscent bay). In the refuge we enjoy of a virgin environment, that resulted so relaxing and like a parenthesis from the outter world.

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Gottmadingen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

It requires a rental car to get to the most remote beaches, but you will be rewarded with clean, white sandy beaches. If the water is calm, the possibilities for snorkeling are very good. Take care of your belongings as we heard of burglaries.

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Thank 66Norbert
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The wildlife refuge is a great place to visit for a variety of activities. To access all areas you should consider renting a Jeep since many of the beaches are accessed via unpaved roads. Our favorite beach was Pata Prieta, wonderful and secluded as well as La Plata. Some good snorkeling spots in the beaches as well, specially towards the... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

September is off season to visit the Vieques island but if you want goo quiet time and wanna try some luck with the weather, highly recommended. We stayed in an apartment near the ferry terminal about 15 mins walk and it was 20 mins drive to the forest and beaches. Rent a Jeep and take it out in the forest.... More 

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