Vieques (Puerto Rico)

Vieques Travel Guide and Trip Resources


Angel Xavier Viera-Vargas

Rural Puerto Rico

Vieques is a small island off the coast of Puerto Rico, administered as a municipality
Until 2003 a bombing range testing ground for US Navy
Quieter than mainland Puerto Rico, secluded beaches and good for ecotourism

We're not saying Vieques, an island 8 miles (13km) off mainland Puerto Rico, is a place without five star resorts (anymore). But what we are saying, is that if you intend to come to Puerto Rico to party with the jetset and play golf, there are probably better spots to go than Vieques.

This island (administered as a municipality), which until 2003 was a bombing range testing ground for the US Navy, has seen less development of tourist infrastructure than the mainland and maintains a more rural character.

That is unfortunately slowly changing, as tourists discover the pleasures of spending time on the island's (in some cases, previously) isolated white sand beaches with azure transparent waters, and being away from the hustle and bustle. Despite the growing numbers of tourists making their way here, you will still find plenty of quiet spots, whether that is a mangrove forest inland or one of the beautiful beaches. [Review by travelindicator]


Key info

  • Vieques is a city in Puerto Rico. It has a population of 9,301, is situated at an altitude of 253ft and the best airport to fly into is SJU (Luis Munoz Marin International, San Juan)
  • The currency used in Puerto Rico is the US dollar (USD)

Other cities in the region (No regions, Puerto Rico)

San Juan, Rincón


Vieques Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
82 82 84 86 88 88 90 90 90 88 86 84

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2.6 2.4 2 3 6.1 4.2 4.6 4.3 6.3 6.3 5.9 4.5

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