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Caracas, 'Red Beach' or 'Playa del Corcho'

& Playuela or 'Garcia Beach' -

US Fish & Wildlife Reserve

This Vieques Beach has many names: Caracas, del Corcho and Red Beach
and in the background is Playuela Beach ( Garcia Beach)


Red Beach on the US Fish & Wildlife Reserve easter Vieques Island Puerto Rico

Detail of Red Beach with 'Garcia Beach' in the background beyond the rocks.

 
You can drive to Caracas Beach but you must walk down a road to Playuela


Below is a topography map of the area, showing why this beach has so many names! Cerro means hill, so Caracas hill is behind the beach, the Bay is 'Bahia Corcho'.
( Corcho: means cork). Caracas is the name of the Venezuelan Indians from around Caracas, Venezuela, who migrated up the island chain a thousand years ago.


map of beaches playuela and Caracas on Vieques Island


kestrel  at Playa Corcho

American Kestrel sitting on the poles behind Playa Corcho

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