What to do in Vieques
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- Beach and beach related activities
- Bicycle Rentals and Tours
- Bioluminescent Bay Tour
- Gallery Galleon- Route 201 La Hueca 787 741-3078
- Siddhia Hutchinson Gallery- Isabel II, next to the bank 787 741-1343
- Museo Fuerte Conde Mirasol- At the Spanish Fort 787 741-1717
- Horseback Riding
Reservations required for guided tours. Call 787 435-0073
Esperanza Riding Company
Consist of a guided two-hour ride through the hills, open meadows, woods, river bottoms and beaches of the Esperanza area. We begin at a walk, but quickly move up to the paso (a smoother version of the trot), followed by some cantering (especially up hills!). We offer rides at 8:00 am and 4:00 pm; to avoid mid-day heat. The cost is $70 per person, cash only. Reservations are required and don't forget your camera!
- Vieques Trail Ride offers horseback riding with a guide. The ride starts at Sea Gate Hotel and lasts 2 hours. The cost is
$55 per persons for guests (2 nights min) or
$65 per person for non Sea Gate guest. This includes a 2 hour
tour of the town, mountains, and beaches. Call (787)667-2805.
- Taxi Horses
Enjoy carefully planned and guided nature trails from our well trained local “cowboys” and discover why Vieques it’s been called twice the Best Island of the Caribbean !
Our beginner riders are welcome with a “crash course” on horseback riding, making you feel like a pro in minutes.
Enjoy your Paso Fino ride!Morning Ride
10:00 am – 12:00 am,
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm,
Private Ride – Single Rider $90.00,
Group Ride – Two or More Riders $65.00 per Rider,
Kids Under 5 Years Old Ride Free with a Paying Adult,
Kids 5 Years & Older Charged as Adult Rider – Accompanied by a Paying Adult
Check their site
Tours Certified licensed excursionist offers daily historical
and cultural tours from 9 am to 12 pm or 2 pm to 5 pm. Call 787
556-6003 Letty Perez.
Visit the Lighthouse
The Lighthouse at Punta Mulas is currently closed for renovations but the grounds are opened for your enjoyment.It is located next to the port where the ferryboats from Fajardo dock.
Sampling local food at La Esperanza One of the best things to do
in Vieques is going to La Esperanza or across from Sun Bay on weekends for local foods sold from
kiosks or from the restaurants in the area. You can get coconut water, fish, lobster or conch salad Vieques
style... lots of wonderful fried things Vieques is known for: "pastelillos"
(dough stuffed with meat, fish or seafood, sealed and fried), "alcapurrias" (grinded plantain filled with your choice of meat or seafood), "arepas" (fried dough, a local favorite usually served with fried
fish). Vieques people are affectionately called "areperos" or arepa eaters, by Puerto Ricans from the big
Fort Count of Mirasol museum is a historical monument from the 19th century; the last fort built on the western hemisphere. It stands over a hilltop overlooking the port. The Vieques Historic Archives is located in the Fort. The archives include thousands of documents and other materials relating to five centuries of Vieques' history, a great number of books and documents about
archaeology, history, folklore and poetry. No reservations are required to visit the Fort, but to arrange for a visit to the Archives contact:
Robert L. Rabin, Historian, Fuerte Conde de Mirasol
Vieques, P.R. 00765, Phone (787) 741-8651 or 741-1717. Notes about what you will find at the fort museum
Inn on the Blue Horizon Omni
Courts. Artificial grass turf filled with sand. Day play $25 per hour. Lighted
night play $35/hour. Call for court time 787 741-3318 or 787 741-0527.
Trail hiking at the Reserve
Check the trails built in the Fish and Wildlife Reserve area. There is one from Playuela beach to Tres Palmitas and another on the Puerto Ferro lighthouse.
Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust Museum
The Trust was founded in 1984 as a non-profit membership organization to save the Island's Bio Bays, especially Puerto Mosquito, and raise consciousness in the community in preserving the beaches and historic and
archaeological sites. The Trust operates a small museum and gift shop in the town of Esperanza. It also have a small aviary to help injured birds, turtles and other local wildlife.
The Esperanza location offers Internet access thru their computers for $3 for
half an hour.
Updated Jan 30, 2016