Pirate's Cove


Alternate name:
Until recently, was called Playa La Chiva #1
Good for:
Fishing, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking

Bathroom at #3 and another one out on the main road before it turns to gravel
Sand Type/Color:
No sand, only rounded stones and broken coral.
Water Quality: 
The water is usually crystal clear and beautiful.

This is on the way to La Chiva, which is a long set of southside beaches accessed off of Route 997. Enter the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge at Garcia Gate and drive straight until the road changes to gravel, then drive some more. Eventually, the road will fork to the right and almost right away there will be a small road on the right. This is the short road to Pirate’s Cove.

Originally a small dock (presumably built by the U.S. Navy) Pirate’s Cove is a small rocky cove with beautiful clear water. This was called La Chiva #1 until very recently when they re-numbered. It’s not really a beach per se (there is no sand, only broken coral and large pebbles), but a quiet cove for snorkeling or maybe paddleboarding. Looks like it’s good for fishing also.

There is no shade here so plan accordingly for that.