Warnings about Petty Theft and Jellyfish
Concerned? Just go to 'Red' Beach ( and Sun Bay) then. It is the prettiest, the most popular and has the least theft, but my advice is simply to leave your valuables in the hotel!
VIEQUES, Puerto Rico— A rash of crime in Vieques makes it very risky to take your valuables to the beaches... leave them at the hotel!
Nationales Sun Bay Beach
is a 'Balneario' (public beach with very limited facilities ) and
is called 'Balneario Sombe' in Spanish. First in a series of beaches
going along the dirt road into the Balneario. You need to pay $2.
to go through the in-gate, when it is open, otherwise you just enter
through the, always open, 'out- gate' and don't pay. Bathroom facilities,
park offices and a cafeteria.
of Natural Resources Media Luna
Beach is the next beach. The most protected beach and therefore
the calmest beach. Ideal for small children. Crystal clear calm
water on a coconut fringed beach...... what more could anyone ask
of Natural Resources Navio Beach
can only be reached after reaching Media Luna Beach. Navio is the
most Turquoise, the widest white sand and often the most deserted.
Locals sometimes play volleyball here on Sundays. The waves on Navio
vary from very rough to gentle, but they do not break well for body
Beach can be seen from Navio Beach but cannot be reached
except by kayak. Golden Heron Kayak Trips go to this beach.
of Natural Resources Cayo Afuera
( the outer little island seen from Esperanza. You can swim
or rent kayaks to go there.
Beaches of the southwest coast, west, beyond
the westernmost tip of Vieques is (US F & W ) Green
Beach. Great snorkeling here, especially for beginners as
the snorkeling starts just off the southern end of the beach. It
is very pretty too. Be sure and plan to leave before 4 PM as the
tiny sand fleas come out in droves and bite like crazy.'
So Soft' (an Avon product) works well with sand fleas ( 'mimis')
but nothing can protect you here after 4 pm.