Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, Isla de Vieques

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#8 of 17 in Wildlife in Isla de Vieques
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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 used a UTV to get to La Chiva in the park - bumpy in spots yes, but not awful, and about 15 minutes drive with that vehicle. Had a gorgeous beach to ourselves with a covered table to set our... 
    We used a UTV to get to La Chiva in the park - bumpy in spots yes, but not awful, and about 15 minutes drive with that vehicle. Had a gorgeous beach to ourselves with a covered table to set our...  more »
  • Birds, good birding action. This refuge had amazing beaches, yes, amazing, but also…well, darn good wildlife to see! 
    Birds, good birding action. This refuge had amazing beaches, yes, amazing, but also…well, darn good wildlife to see!  more »
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  • So sad that this national Park is like a phantom park. It has gorgeous views, but you can barely drive inside this place. Too much vegetation on the road, that can damage your car. Caracas beach, and Sun Bay beach are two exceptional beaches with the promise of enchanted goddesses to allowing you enjoy every single moment there with mother nature. On the other hand there is a threat everywhere you go. I refer to the wild horses just around the whole island. Traveling at night time is very dangerous. Enjoy your visit to Vieques; the "daughter" of Puerto Rico.
  • Been coming to vieques for a decade. The quality of beaches and lack of people is always amazing. Look out for the white horse at Caracas beach though. He loves to help himself to your cooler.

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