Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, Isla de Vieques

#9 of 16 in Wildlife in Isla de Vieques
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge provides a sanctuary for many rare and endangered animals, including brown pelicans, endemic Puerto Rican woodpeckers, and blue whales. While there, you can see pristine mangroves, fine white-sand beaches, and waters rich with many coral reefs and sea beads. Explore the exuberant ecosystem and join in one of numerous activities provided by the reserve--seasonal fishing and hunting, photography classes, biking, hiking, and more. The feeling of solitude appeals to those seeking a wild getaway for at least a day. Use our Isla de Vieques trip planner to visit Vieques National Wildlife Refuge on your trip to Isla de Vieques, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • we loved exploring all the amazing beaches in the reserve. So many to choose from. take the time to beach hop some are down a beaten path,some you might have to walk a path into, some have bathrooms.....  more »
  • Great sandy beach very close as the crow flies but far because it takes forever to go the 4+ miles on very bumpy, potholed road, Do not take a golf cart there (even though lots do, it’s pretty...  more »
  • Two days there as a first time tourist.Pleasant inexpensive friendly helpful people. Good snorkeling once we found it. good night life. Hostel like bathroom and kitchen shared was pleasant and economical. Comfortable night streets with children playing. Mobile Loudspeakers playing loud music were irritating at first but became part of the game of "Island Life". In two days people recognized us all over the island. "You wont get lost. After all its an Island." Bioluminescent bay diminished by moonlight but was reported as worthwhile by those who went kayaking under full moon.
  • The team was very welcoming and provided info about the original purpouse of the fort.

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