Vieque: Vieques Puerto Rico Travel Guide — Attractions, Hotels, Beaches, Things to Do

Basic Facts about Vieques, Puerto Rico

Names Used for Vieques

  • Isla de Vieques – Official Name
  • Bieke – Named by the Indians
  • Isla Nena – kindly called by residents which translates to little girl island
  • Vieques Island – English
  • Spanish Virgin Islands – Named commonly used by sailors to describe the sister islands of Vieques and Culebra.
  • Vieques – simply the short name

Where is 

Isla de Vieques?

Vieques Island is located just a short 6 miles off the southeast coast of Puerto Rico, the Star of the Caribbean.   Puerto Rico also possesses several other offshore islands; Isla de Culebra, Isla de Mona, Isla Desecheo, Isla de Vieques is the largest of all the Puerto Rico Islands.

Where is 

Isla de Vieques?

Vieques Island is located just a short 6 miles off the southeast coast of Puerto Rico, the Star of the Caribbean.    Puerto Rico also possesses several other offshore islands; Isla de Culebra, Isla de Mona, Isla Desecheo, Isla de Vieques is the largest of all the Puerto Rico Islands.

Basic Facts about Vieques


  • Zip Code: 00765
  • Currency: U.S.A. Dollar
  • Electric:  Current is 110 volts AC, same as the United States
  • Language:   Spanish & English are the official languages in Puerto Rico.  Spanish is preferred but many locals speak English as well. Vacation Rental owners and hotels all speak English.
  • Holidays:  In addition to the United States government holidays, another nine local holidays are celebrated. Please see our Practical Information page for a list of holidays in Vieques.  For events in Vieques visit our directory.
  • Mayor of  Vieques Island, Puerto Rico – Hon. Víctor Emeric (PPD) Address: Calle Carlos Lebrun, #449 Vieques, PR 00765 Telephone:  (787) 741-5000  Fax (787) 741-0565
  • Newspaper: Vieques Renace
  • Population:   About 10,000 – Residents are called Viequenses
  • Size of the Island: Vieques is about 21 miles wide (east to west) and 5 miles from north to south. Good things come in small packages.
  • Temperature:  Average of 79 – 82 F. More on Vieques Weather
  • Time:  AST (Atlantic Standard Time)
  • Topography: Vieques is made up of hills and valleys. The highest point on the island is Monte Pirata (Pirate’s Hill) which is 987 feet above sea level. The coastal areas consist of lagoons and mangrove swamps.

Emergency Services in Vieques


  • If you experience a real emergency please dial 911
  • Fire Department – (787) 741-2111
  • Police Department – (787) 741-2020
  • City Hall Office (787) 741-5000
  • If you experience any electricity problems during your stay, first call the property manager of your vacation rental or hotel or call AEE (787) 289-3434
  • The hospital number is (787) 741-3282

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Playa Negra (Black Sand Beach) in Vieques has one of the island’s most dramatic and extraordinary landscapes.  

The stunning island of Vieques, just six miles off the coast, is home to a pristine wildlife refuge and the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay.

As the biggest of the islands sometimes referred to as the Spanish Virgin Islands, Vieques lies six miles southeast of the Puerto Rico mainland. The Puerto Rican poet Luis Llorens Torres dubbed it la Isla Nena (“Little Girl Island”), alluding to its perception as Puerto Rico’s little sister.

Vieques offers breathtaking scenery, unparalleled beauty, unexplored spaces, and laid-back experiences. The trade winds that blow directly over the island also provide a perfectly tropical marine climate with minimal temperature fluctuations.

Reaching Vieques can be done by air or sea. The fastest way is to catch a small plane departing from either SJU or Isla Grande airports (tickets range from $60–$90 per trip), and there is also a ferry that departs from the town of Ceiba (for $3-$5 and about 40 minutes from SJU airport).

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The south side of Vieques, Esperanza, has plenty of beach-front restaurants.  

From Caracas to Playa Negra, Vieques is the ideal beach hopping destination. 

Everywhere you go in Vieques, you’ll be surprised by the island’s wild horses.  

Time to check-in at the trendy El Blok hotel.  

Take a leisurely stroll and feel the Caribbean breeze.  

For fine dining in a relaxed setting head to El Quenepo.

Have a magical night at Vieques’ bioluminescent bay.  

Just six miles off the coast, Vieques is home to a pristine wildlife refuge and the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay. Vieques offers breathtaking scenery, unparalleled beauty, unexplored spaces, and laid-back experiences.

Things to Do

Beaches and Natural Wonders

More than 60% of Vieques is covered by the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, including several beaches, bays, mangrove forests, salt flats, and trails. Spend the day hiking, bird-watching, beach-hopping, kayaking, sailing, diving, paddle boarding, or horseback riding, depending on your mood.

In 2006, Mosquito Bay was recognized by the Guinness World Records as the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world. Its glow-in-the-dark phenomenon is due to an abundance of tiny dinoflagellates — about 1,000,000 to 2,100,000 microorganisms per gallon of water! The lack of light pollution further enhances this natural spectacle as you move through the bay by kayak or electric boat.

Some of the most astonishing and alluring beaches in Puerto Rico can be found on Vieques. Famous Sun Bay offers soft white sand, turquoise waters, and a lush landscape dotted with palm trees. True to its name, Playa Negra will greet you with black sand as fine as baby powder and golden cliffs with naturally carved ridges.

Cultural Landmarks

Fortín Conde de Mirasol is a small fort that sits on a hill, providing a fantastic view of the mainland and nearby cays. Although never completed, this was the last fort built by the Spaniards in the Americas. It now houses an art and history museum and hosts the Historic Archives along with a radio station. You can also visit the Punta Mulas Lighthouse and stroll through its museum about the island’s history.

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Fresh seafood, farm-to-table fare, and traditional Puerto Rican cuisine are all awaiting you on Vieques.

El Quenepo offers fine dining that exalts the freshest ingredients in dishes such as traditional mofongo and tostones de pana, as well as whole lobsters, grouper, and scallops.

For a fusion of Mexican flavors with a Puerto Rican twist, try Coqui Fire Café (make sure to try their signature margarita!). Reservations are recommended at both of these restaurants.

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El Blok hotel in Vieques.


Stylish and laid-back, El Blok is one of the hottest tickets in town, with its beachfront location and unique design evoking sublime underwater settings. Crafted to look like a coral piece removed from the nearby sea, its open spaces and intricate cutouts in the concrete create unique natural lighting.

Hix Island House is an eco-chic guesthouse where the outdoors become the indoors. Derived from the Japanese Wabi-Sabi philosophy, the 19 self-contained lofts surrounded by forest allow the trade winds to drift through the open, glassless windows and draped balconies.

There are also several guest houses, B&Bs, and unique vacation rentals with incredible beachfront views and comfortable amenities. Among the top choices are Casa de Amistad, which has a library, kitchen, pool, and rooftop deck; Malecón House, offering lush gardens, a pool, and private balconies; and Martineau Belle Playa, a very private and exclusive oceanfront luxury villa with pool and gazebo.

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Prices for air tickets to Vieques

The cost of an air ticket to Vieques can vary within a month, so when planning a flight, pay attention to neighboring dates to buy cheap air tickets. Also, the cost depends on the time of year and month, so prices may vary.

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Direct flights to Vieques

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Flights with layovers to Vieques

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If the layover is at least 6 hours, you can get to know a new place or walk along the streets of a familiar city.

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Return ticket from Vieques

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Airlines flying to Vieques

On Anywayanyday you can also check out the list of airlines in order to not only find cheap flights, but also evaluate all possible offers for this destination. If you have time for routes with transfers, and you are traveling without luggage, then you can familiarize yourself with the offers of all airlines that operate regular flights to neighboring cities. However, you need to take into account the time for transfers and waiting for departures.

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