Top things to do in Culebra & Vieques

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 Carnival in Vieques

Fiestas Patronales de Vieques

In the third week of July, Viequenses party hard to celebrate the Vírgen del Carmen, patron saint of the sea, seafarers, fisherman. More a festival than a religious event, islanders gather in Isabel Segunda's centra…
Top Choice Seafood in Vieques

El Quenepo

Upscale El Quenepo has a lovely interior and an equally delectable menu. The food is catch-of-the-day fresh – a family of seven brothers supplies the seafood – and the decor is contemporary. Specialties include whol…
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…