Seaweed & Other Issues

Sometimes you go to a beach in the Caribbean and it’s covered in seaweed, the dreaded Sargassum. It’s not so bad really, it is a very natural occurrence after all. Unless it’s 3 feet deep and 10 feet wide, and starting to really stink. It happens, and you don’t just find seaweed on Vieques beaches,…

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Nude Beaches

So you want to know about nude beaches in Vieques? You’re not alone. Many people enjoy their beach time more when they can shed all their clothes and truly soak up the sun. Freedom from chafing swimsuits, tight straps, and the dreaded wedgie, all are good reasons to skip the textiles and wear your birthday…

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Best Beaches for Families

Not everyone is at the point in their lives where they can be selfish and do whatever they want, when they want to do it. Families with children have their own wants and needs, which change quickly as the children grow. Generally with the smaller kids, you want a calm, safe beach with little to…

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Best Beaches for Having Fun & Hanging Out

One of the grand Vieques traditions is simply standing in the water with a cold beverage and talking to your friends about your week, life on Vieques, or how to solve the ferry problem (haha, nobody knows how to fix that!). Most often, this happens on a Sunday afternoon, and they call it Sunday Funday.…

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Best Beaches for Exploring

When we want to go exploring, we generally head off to the west end of the island. It’s far away from “civilization” and there is always something interesting to see. Punta Arenas is a great starting point, and we love to simply walk it toward the south, over rocks and sand, and through the shallow water…

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Best Beaches for Swimming

For straight out swimming-for-exercise, we look for a protected beach where you can just work on your form and work your body. We even do it with mask and snorkel (no fins) so we can just go “head-down, tail up” and workout. The underwater view with the mask also raises the interest level of a…

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Best Beaches for Snorkeling

The great thing about snorkeling is that you can do it almost anywhere. Deb talks about snorkeling in a foot of water right at the shoreline in a calm section of La Chiva, seeing all the tiny fishes and plants at the edge of the water. Another thing I will say is that sometimes the greatest…

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Best Beaches for Paddleboarding

For those who like to paddleboard, who have some skills but are not hardcore athletes, there are some great places to choose from. Big time paddleboarders may go out in the “big water” and all sorts of places we’ll probably never go. We like a little adventure, but we don’t want to end up in…

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