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“Snorkeling at the pier” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mosquito Pier

Mosquito Pier
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Laguna Woods, California, United States
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Snorkeling at the pier”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

The visibility is <25', and there is some trash on the bottom due to the fact this is a very busy fishing and hang out area for locals. But there are several spots near large rocks on the lee side of the pier (normally the west side) very close to the roadway that has some interesting fish. I enjoyed it, but probably won't go back.

Visited September 2013
Thank Jerry L
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 attraction reviews
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“A must in everyone's bucket list”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

Mosquito Pier is one of these places that you will remember fo the rest of your life. The bioluminiscency here is amazing, which combined with a sky really full of stars (including a sight of the Milky Way) and the quietness of the night is hard to beat.

The only problem is the ride once you pass Sun Bay. The government and private companies operating and profiting from the bay should get together to at least make the road decent (and without the need to pave it).

PS - We went with Island Adventures. The lady giving the tour that night was really loud and annoying. She seemed to not be aware that part of the experience is the enjoyment of the quietness at the bay. She was providing valuable information that is part of the tour, and therefore she is encouraged to learn to moderate her tone to make her delivery more friendly and in harmony with the environment we are in.

Visited July 2013
Thank Jorge V
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Sunrise Dive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

Ilsa Nena Divers, one of the most amazing dives -- sunrise under the sea. Tania was a hoot and wonderful dive leader. Waking up with the fishes, so cool.

Visited July 2013
Thank Mickey M
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foley al
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141 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“very good snorkeling, starfish by the thousands”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

snorkeled it September 2012, three days in a row, and also one day in April 2013: really nice snorkeling, loved it: also, about the crime on Vieques, take a cab to the beach and get in the water out of view from the road, because the people looking to rob and steal go down the road and look for cars sitting there-- we had no problems with crime, but lots of others have, you can access info about crime on travel.state.gov or on viequesno.com

There is no restroom, food or anything else at Mosquito pier, it is out of the way compared to the rest of the islsand.

I love Vieques island. I have never experienced crime or felt unsafe there, but can say I did notice that locals who are not somehow depending on the tourist business are not friendly to outsiders. The snorkeling is good though and we really enjoyed this beach both times we went.

Visited September 2012
Thank sharon m
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Ecru MS
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Check out starfish beach while there!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

We didn't do a lot of hanging out at mosquito pier except to go to Starfish Beach. We heard about it but never could find it until someone told us that it was right beside the pier. When driving towards the pier, veer to the left down a little sandy road. The area to the left (the bay side) is "Starfish" beach.. There are hundreds of them and they are gorgeous! All colors and sizes. One of our favorite parts of the trip.

Visited June 2013
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