Examine the contrast of bright blue water against black sand at Black Sand Beach. This out-of-the-way spot takes a 10-minute trek through a rugged rainforest trail to reach the beach. Once on shore, look for streaks of black stretching among ordinary yellow sand. Eventually the black sand dominates the shoreline and sits in unique contrast to blue water and an orange beachfront covered in green plant life. Inland volcanic materials that wash down a stream during heavy rains form the unique color. Put Black Sand Beach on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Isla de Vieques tour itinerary maker tool .
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Fui para el weekend de mi cumpleaños con mi familia. Cierto, hay que caminar como 10 minutos pero es caminata sencilla. Hay que llevar agua por que hay mucha humedad y hace calorrr. La playa es para e... more »I went for my birthday weekend with my family. Right, you have to walk about 10 minutes but it's easy walk. You have to bring water because there is a lot of moisture and it makes you warm. The beach is to be a little while and move to another by the strong swell. It is very beautiful and it is striking that we are in the Caribbean see black sand. Don't forget to bring a magnet
This is a beautiful beach but the black sand does get everywhere -- beware. :) Gentle waves and not many rocks. You need to drive to this beach to get there (or go by horseback!). more »
Be aware of the 15 to 20 min walk through a wet path. All worth it.
Picturesque beach, calm waters for swimming, not a lot of people. The black sand is magnetic which was fun for the kids. The only downside is the hike down to the beach. It must have been rainy before our arrival because the hike was a 10-15 min walk in a small dirty stream littered with horse poo. If the hike had been dry (which I believe it is most of the time) it wouldn’t have been so bad. However, it was worth it to see this beautiful beach.
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