Blue Beach (Navy name)
Swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, sunbathing
Cabanas at #2 & #3, bathrooms at #3, #12, and another one out on the main road before it turns to gravel.
White sand, very natural with fan corals and other natural debris from time to time.
Very clean beach
The water is usually crystal clear and beautiful but sometimes you'll get seaweed at the lower numbers
La Chiva is a very long southside beach accessed off 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 come up over a rise where you will see the water and eventually numbered signs on the right, starting with #1. These are entrance points for parking and access to the beaches. Find one that suits you and enjoy.
Note: Before July ’19, these entrances were labeled #4-#8.
La Chiva #’s 2-6 are a long white strand with different places to park.
As you drive in, the early numbers like #2 & #3 will sometimes have bigger waves and more seaweed. As you continue toward #6, you approach the point across from the Cayo which tends to be a bit calmer. Everything in between is a beautiful Caribbean blend of these two. All of La Chiva is in a very natural state with some fan coral washed up on shore, and vines growing up on the sand. It’s a great beach for a long walk and a variety of activities.
Entrances #2 & #3 have covered pavilions which offer shade, but the others don’t have any, so plan accordingly.