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Best snorkeling in Vieques and eastern PR

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Best snorkeling in Vieques and eastern PR

We are considering a trip to PR in January and want to snorkel. Which are the best beaches in Vieques or eastern side of PR and where is the best place to stay to do snorkeling?

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1. Re: Best snorkeling in Vieques and eastern PR

The very best snorkeling we've encountered on Vieques is off of green beach, it was a long swim. We enjoy snorkeling most all the beaches on Vieques though especially the ones in the refuge. We're not overy experienced snorkelers so it doesn't take much to "wow" us.

The island is only 4 miles wide by 20 miles long, it doesn't really matter where you stay because you can be most anywhere in 20 minutes.

We have some snorkel maps of where we have been on the island and some, not so great, snorkel videos. You can check them out if you like. They can be found here:


Hope this helps some


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2. Re: Best snorkeling in Vieques and eastern PR

there is definitely good snorkeling at green beach. go to the left at the gray sign. park at the 4th or so parking area. go about 100 yards out. the water is deep but there is alot to see. also if you go past the last parking area and stay close to shore there is some big elkhorn

secret beach has amazing snorkeling. if you go out to the left and follow that around pretty far, there are some great sea fan groves and lots of fish.

all the way to the right at blue beach, along the rocks and wall. good snorkeling.

way past the isalnd at blue beach and to the east a bit is blue tang reef. a great reef, it's kinda far so not a bad idea to rent a kayak for it.

fun snorkeling at mosquito pier

to the left along the island across from esperanza

under the pier at esperanza

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3. Re: Best snorkeling in Vieques and eastern PR

Is the water nice and calm in January on Vieques. We went to PR a couple years ago in January on the mainland and the water was very rough....

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4. Re: Best snorkeling in Vieques and eastern PR

On the east coast of the mainland you can snorkle off the shore at Seven Seas beach.

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