Playa Caracas

Top choice in Vieques

Calm and clear, this beach 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 side of the beach. Walking west, Playuela is a lesser-known cove with less shade, meaning you'll find few people here and you can enjoy the view back to lovely Playa Caracas.

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Nearby Vieques attractions

1. Pata Prieta

0.81 MILES

This gorgeous cove has a slender stretch of sand and protected waters that are excellent for snorkeling. A steep gravel path leads to the beach.

2. Playa La Chiva

1.67 MILES

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3. Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

1.83 MILES

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…

4. Bahía Mosquito

2.19 MILES

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5. Playa Escondida

2.37 MILES

This deliciously deserted stretch of sand has absolutely no facilities – just jaw-dropping beauty. It faces Bahía Ensenada Honda, which is good for…

6. Playa La Plata

2.54 MILES

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7. Playas Media Luna & Navio

2.77 MILES

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