Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, Isla de Vieques

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#8 of 17 in Wildlife in Isla de Vieques
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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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. Use our Isla de Vieques trip planner to visit Vieques National Wildlife Refuge on your trip to Isla de Vieques, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Very pretty beaches with hardly anyone on them exist here! So quiet - no loud music playing! A change from the main island. However, a jeep is a must to get to them, especially, our favorite... 
    Very pretty beaches with hardly anyone on them exist here! So quiet - no loud music playing! A change from the main island. However, a jeep is a must to get to them, especially, our favorite...  more »
  • We used a UTV to get to La Chiva in the park - bumpy in spots yes, but not awful, and about 15 minutes drive with that vehicle. Had a gorgeous beach to ourselves with a covered table to set our... 
    We used a UTV to get to La Chiva in the park - bumpy in spots yes, but not awful, and about 15 minutes drive with that vehicle. Had a gorgeous beach to ourselves with a covered table to set our...  more »
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  • Beautiful ecological park on the west side of Vieques. Horses are all over the island but here, private beaches intermingle with a beautiful lagoon. The lagoon has a partially finished boardwalk that used to wind through the mangroves. However, with the destruction that occurred during Maria, the original walk was destroyed as were the mangroves. Today it looks sort of post apocalyptic but beautiful in its own respect.
  • Wonderful excursion. Best tour guide Jose. Had plenty of time to snorkel and explore. The sea life was scarce and water not as clear this day, but an adventure for sure.

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