Vieques Conservation & Historical Trust


This trust, founded in 1984 to help protect the island’s bioluminescent waters, operates a tiny museum, which contains intriguing exhibits on its ecological efforts, the island’s natural history and its early indigenous inhabitants. There's also a small aquarium with a rotating lineup of local sea creatures on display for a few weeks before they're returned to the ocean. There's a gift store with local info and artisan creations. Tours of the island also offered.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Vieques attractions

1. Playa Esperanza

0.12 MILES

This slender beach runs the length of Esperanza. Its advantages are its spectacular views and the fact it's within shouting distance of the town’s hopping…

2. Cayo Afuera


This uninhabited pinprick of land lies a few hundred feet across the bay from Playa Esperanza. Part of the Mosquito Bay Reserve, many intrepid locals swim…

3. Cayo de Tierra

0.67 MILES

A teardrop of land between the malecón and Sun Bay reached by a slender sandspit (or by wading, if storms have washed it out), Cayo de Tierra has a few…

4. Sun Bay

0.91 MILES

Part of Puerto Rico's national park system, this half-moon-shaped bay, less than a half-mile east of Esperanza, is the island’s balneario (public beach),…

5. Playa Negra

1.13 MILES

Bored of all that powdery, blindingly white sand? This beach lives up to its name with dark, sparkly sand derived from offshore volcanic rocks. This…

6. Playas Media Luna & Navio

1.53 MILES

If it's isolation you’re after, head east on the sandy road that runs along Sun Bay and you’ll enter a low forest. Go left at the fork in the road. In a…

8. Bahía Mosquito

1.92 MILES

Locals claim that the magnificent Bahía Mosquito (Mosquito Bay), a designated wildlife preserve located on the island of Vieques, about 2 miles east of…