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Top 4 beaches?

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Top 4 beaches?

Heading to Vieques at the end of the month. Will have a rental car for 2 days, and figure 2 beaches per day is about right.

Would like good snorkeling and privacy. What would you recommend?

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1. Re: Top 4 beaches?

Green, Blue, Orchid, Navio.

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2. Re: Top 4 beaches?

Playa la chiva (blue beach) for snorkel around cayo then on to playa escondida or pata prieta for privacy on 1 day. All beaches are pretty private i.e. not crowded so Navio or west end of Caracas (red beach) for surf, Green and west side of Romepolas has great snorkeling too. Media luna for shallow, warm calm water if kids are in tow. They're all good. Have a great time. 2 days isn't enough to see all the great beaches on the island so you are right to pick just a couple and enjoy.

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3. Re: Top 4 beaches?

Hi JulsDoug,

For both semi-privacy and good snorkeling I would suggest Green beach, Blue beach, Playa Monte Santo, and to the left of Purple Beach.

Hopefully you and your snorkeling partner have experience snorkeling if you choose to the left of Purple beach or Playa Monte Santo. Currents are a bit stronger and there are many reefs, rocky outcrops, ledges, and boulders along the coastline.

Enjoy Vieques,

Edited: 15 July 2010, 16:37
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Purple Beach would be an almost 3 mile rough walk along a rocky shore east into the restricted area on the North side, you certainly would be alone, but it can be quite rough for snorkeling in all but the most perfect conditions which only occur sometimes in Spring. This might be interesting for the super strong swimmer after he had explored every other possible venue (kinda of like my husband who is working his way all around Vieques) but certainly not the place for a first time visit to Vieques nor it it even the best snorkeling.

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5. Re: Top 4 beaches?

What wholegrain said. Purple beach is in the restricted area. If a tour operator takes you there by land or sea you are putting yourself in jeopardy.

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