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Arriving in Vieques

There are many daily flights to Vieques, bringing passengers from various parts of the globe. The easiest way to get Vieques is to travel directly to the country's capital of San Juan and then taking a short flight to the island's airport. Airfare to Vieques varies depending on where you start, of course. Flights coming in from San Juan are very affordable, but Vieques flights coming in from the British Virgin Islands, Isla Grande, and St. Thomas are also available.

Getting Around Vieques

You can get around the island most conveniently by renting a car. There are many car rental companies on the island and you should reserve one by contacting them ahead of time. You will have access to taxis, but you may not get far with this type of transport since most of them will only take you as far as the next accessible beach. If you are the adventurous or health-conscious type, you are in luck since there are many mountain bikes for hire. Rentals cost around $25 a day and can be delivered straight to your hotel.

Main Attractions in Vieques

One of the best sights to behold in the area is Bioluminescent Bay, also known as the Mosquito Bay. With a dazzling display of glowing blue-green light coming from micro organisms, this tourist attraction includes several boat tours and kayak trips. If you want to see one of nature's best miracles, do not schedule your visit to coincide with a full moon because the light will reduce visibility of the "glow". To experience history, visit Isabel Segunda, a Spanish fort, and the country's version of Stonehenge, a historical ruin left behind by the Taino Indians. There is also a small museum at the Vieques Conservations and Historical Trust where you can experience the country's rich history, culture and ecological wonders.

Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife in Vieques

Vieques offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants and bars where you can spend some of the money you saved on your cheap flight to Vieques, and enjoy the company of others. For souvenirs, groceries, and other items, head to shopping centres like The Beading Bikini, Caroline's Gift Shop, El Molino, Supermercado Morales, and Vieques Fruit Market. Hungry? Splurge at restaurants like Trade Winds, Carambola, Chez Shack, Shauna's and Chicken King. For a pleasant social evening and graceful nightlife, try the Chez Shack in Pilon, or Duffy's and Blue Moon Bar and Grill. Always be careful with the budget and try to leave some extra cash behind in your room for emergency purposes.

On Arrival...
  • Vieques Airport (Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico)
    • Right now, 7 airlines operate out of Vieques Airport.
    • Vieques Airport offers nonstop flights to 4 cities.
    • Every week, at least 217 domestic flights and 0 international flights depart from Vieques Airport.

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