Playa Negra

Beach in Vieques

Tired of all that powdery, blinding white sand? This beach lives up to its name with dark, sparkly sand derived from offshore volcanic rocks. It's rarely visited and has a nice line of craggy bluffs as a backdrop. Look for the sign on Hwy 201 as you head west from Esperanza; a short path along a dry riverbed leads you there.