Punta Galindez


Alternate name:
Until recently, was called Playa La Chiva #2
Good for:
Fishing, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, beachcombing

Bathroom at La Chiva #3 and another one out on the main road before it turns to gravel
Sand Type/Color:
White sand in the middle, with rounded stones and broken coral on the ends.
It's rare to find trash here.
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 unmarked road on the right to Pirate’s Cove. The next road on the right has a small brown sign pointing to Punta Galindez.

Punta Galindez is a point into the Caribbean Sea which protects a small beach area with clear water and just enough soft white sand for a nice sized gathering of friends. It has a lot of small pieces of broken coral in shapes of letters, which is why we sometimes refer to it as “alphabet beach”. There are rocky sections as well and a small surf break which can be fun for more advanced paddleboarders. The snorkeling is good here as well. It can be very quiet, wonderful for solitude, or a hoppin’ place when someone has a party going on.

There is some shade under the trees along the sand.