Culebra & Vieques attractions

Top Choice Beach in Culebra

Playa Flamenco

Stretching for a mile around a sheltered, horseshoe-shaped bay, Playa Flamenco is not only one of Culebra’s best beaches, it's also generally regarded as the finest in the Caribbean. Backed by low scrub and trees ra…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Vieques

Bahía Mosquito

Locals claim that this magnificent bay, a designated wildlife preserve about 2 miles east of Esperanza, has the highest concentration of phosphorescent dinoflagellates not only in Puerto Rico, but in the world. A tr…
Top Choice Island in Culebra

Isla Culebrita

If you need a reason to hire a water taxi, Isla Culebrita is it. This small island, just east of Playa Zoni, is part of the national wildlife refuge. With its six beaches, tide pools, reefs and nesting areas for sea…
Top Choice Beach in Culebra

Playa Carlos Rosario

Remote Playa Carlos Rosario is a thin, white-sand beach with one of the best snorkeling areas in Puerto Rico. This is mostly due to a barrier reef that almost encloses the beach's waters; you can snorkel on either s…
Top Choice Beach in Vieques

Sun Bay

Part of Puerto Rico's national park system, Sun Bay is a long half-moon-shaped bay, less than a half-mile east of Esperanza. It's the island’s balneario (public beach), with all the amenities you could hope for, inc…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Culebra

Culebra National Wildlife Refuge

More than 20% of Culebra is part of a spectacular national wildlife refuge, which US President Theodore Roosevelt signed into law more than 100 years ago. Most of this land lies along Culebra's coastline and include…
Top Choice Beach in Culebra

Playa Zoni

Head to the eastern end of the island and you’ll eventually run out of road at Playa Zoni. Many locals think this is a better beach than Flamenco and it's hard to argue. Zoni isn't quite as big and curving, but it c…
Top Choice Beach in Vieques

Playa Caracas

Calm and clear Playa Caracas is reached on a paved road and has gazebos with picnic tables to shade bathers from the sun; there's excellent snorkeling – lots of healthy sea fans and underwater life – off the eastern…
Top Choice Beach in Vieques

Playa La Plata

Playa La Plata is as far east as you can go at present. This gorgeously secluded beach is on a mushroom-shaped bay and has sand like icing sugar and a calm sea that seems to shimmer in a thousand different shades of…
Nature Reserve in Vieques

Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

Lying within these protected confines are the best reasons to visit Vieques. This 18,000-acre refuge occupies the land formerly used by the US military. The 3100-acre western segment was used mainly as a storage are…