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Vieques, different, not for everyone ??

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Vieques, different, not for everyone ??

Hi, I have read several posts stating that Vieques is different than most carribean islands and not for everyone. Can anyone elaborate please. The same has been said about Puerto Viejo in Costa Rica and we loved it. We are planning next winter's trip (6-8 weeks long) and Puerto Rico, Vieques and Culebra are on top of our list.

Thanks for any comments

Pura Vida

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1. Re: Vieques, different, not for everyone ??

Lucky You !

In my mind, the things that make Vieques perfect are: beautiful beaches in the reserves, often practically empty, with no buildings along them ( although there are homes and some guesthouses on the beaches not in the reserve), the sense of being in a real place where people live, the lack of any large hotels or condos or casinos, and the interesting history. Also the fact there is nothing much to do unrelated to water.

Except the coming W hotel, which I personally dread, there is nowhere fancy, no need for jewelry., and the most tolerance towards gay people I have experienced anywhere in the islands.

nowhere is for everyone, a good thing in my mind! Have a wonderful trip!

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It is not a tourist trap: no big souvenier shops, trendy restaurants, multiple daily tours, etc. It is what beauty is suppose to represent. Peace, serenity, nature at its best. I like to see how everything; the people, the sea, the horses, goats, chickens, all just blend in together. It is truly a magical place! I hope you enjoy your visit. I have been there twice in the past 5 months, and CAN'T WAIT to go back!

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yes, the horses.. I actually left out my favorite thing!!!

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4. Re: Vieques, different, not for everyone ??

Thanks Beth and Nola, sounds like it should be a nice break from the busier big islands

Pura Vida

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and you will never hear a jet plane fly overhead

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Hello Pura Vida!

I totally agree with the previous poster msleesa on her description. Also I can add that to me Vieques is peace of mind., a paradise found ... Yes, keep on with your plans to visit Vieques, choose a beach just for you and experience it by yourself., don't let anybody tell you.

Good Lucck and

Enjoy Vieques and its people!

Humberto

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