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Car vs jeep

Nashville, Tennessee
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Car vs jeep

I am torn between renting a small car or a jeep for our vieques vacation. We will venture out to some of the beaches but is a jeep really necessary for most of the beaches and travel around the island? We will be staying at Casa Tucepi....are the roads rough getting there from the airport?

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1. Re: Car vs jeep

We've never used anything other than a SUV, so we're not speaking from experience here, but you should be able to make a small car work. You will most definitely NOT be able to take it out to Green Beach, nor will you get to Navio in the Sun Bay park. We haven't headed out to La Chiva since the bridge repair detour, so we're not sure if a small car would make it through- maybe someone else can chime in on that. If it's not passable with a small car then we'd abandoned the plan & stick to the Jeep.

If you opt for a small car, please drive very cautiously (actually good advice no matter what your vehicle!) Even the paved roads are hilly & windy and there can always be horses in the middle of the road around the next bend. And even the potholes going into Sun Bay could wreak havoc on a small car's suspension.

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2. Re: Car vs jeep

I shot a video of the roads in the refuge this past Feb. You should be able to get to many of the beaches. A lot depends on what time of the year you go (how much rain).

Here's the video for anyone interested:


hope this helps some


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3. Re: Car vs jeep

Rent a small car, walk to Navio from Media Luna in just a few minutes, just Skip green, there are plenty of other nice beaches to explore in your smaller car.

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