Destination guide

Finding peace in tranquil Vieques

Situated 13 kilometers from Puerto Rico's east coast, Vieques draws travelers searching for a taste of paradise. You won't find the bright lights and bustle of nearby San Juan, with its nightclubs, shopping malls and busy streets. Here, it's all about finding peace on palm-fringed beaches, with sugar-white sand and inviting aquamarine water to enjoy. Beyond the beaches, exciting experiences abound within striking distance of your Vieques vacation rental. From hiking exotic, unspoiled landscapes and snorkeling around coral reefs, to admiring the otherworldly-glow of micro-organisms at Mosquito Bay, there's something for everyone here.

Things to do

Hitting the beach in Vieques

Wherever your Vieques vacation rental is located, there's a good chance you'll be close to the beach. The island's star attraction, the sands here range from powdery black to bleach blonde stretches, the prettiest of which can be found at the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. Like to get out on the water? Take a cruise or kayak trip to Mosquito Bay, which is also known as Bioluminescent Bay. At night, micro-organisms light up the water in striking shades of blue, giving it a magical glow. For history buffs, the island boasts several historical monuments, including Fortin Conde de Mirasol, which dates back to the mid-1800s.

Activities

Options for all in Vieques

Need to unwind? A Vieques vacation rental is just the ticket. While peaceful days can be spent basking on the beach, with a cocktail in one hand and a novel in the other, there's lots to do should you feel like something livelier. The warm waters and marine life lend themselves to snorkeling and scuba diving, while the island's trails will satisfy hikers and nature lovers alike. If you really want to up the pace, a trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico's buzzing capital, offers shopping, restaurants and nightlife, as well as colonial attractions like Old San Juan.

Weather

Sun-soaked days in Vieques

Seeking sunshine? Vieques doesn't scrimp on the good weather. For the most part, it's warm and dry, with average maximum temperatures ranging from 80 in January to 87 in July. Because temperatures are consistent year-round, you can enjoy a visit at any time, though the most popular season is winter, just after the September through November rainy season. Keen to escape the crowds and see the island in full-bloom, with flowers and ripe mangoes? Summer can be a good time to visit, though it does fall within hurricane season.

Natural features

Spectacular scenery in stunning Vieques

Vieques isn't huge, but it's packed with stunning natural scenery that appeals to nature lovers. The Vieques National Wildlife Refuge is the centerpiece of the island's natural wonders and is home to thick forests, thriving mangroves and gleaming coastal lagoons, all surrounded by marine environments that include sea grass beds and coral reefs. Unsurprisingly, it's teeming with wildlife, from 4 species of sea turtle, to endangered creatures like manatees and brown pelicans.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Vieques

The nearest airport is in Vieques (VQS-Antonio Rivera Rodriguez), located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Culebra (CPX-Benjamin Rivera Noriega), which is 15.5 mi (25 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Vieques?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 191 vacation rentals near Vieques. From 102 Houses to 42 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Vieques for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Vieques?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Vieques:

  • Bravos de Boston: 65 vacation rentals
  • Villa Borinquen: 94 vacation rentals
  • Isabel Segunda: 106 vacation rentals
  • Florida: 88 vacation rentals
  • Vilomar: 94 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Vieques?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Vieques. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Black Sand Beach: 253 vacation rentals
  • Bioluminescent Bay: 284 vacation rentals
  • Pata Prieta: 269 vacation rentals
  • Vieques Ferry Terminal: 365 vacation rentals
  • Navio Beach: 275 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Vieques listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Vieques?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 102 Houses in Vieques. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Vieques include:

  • Villas: 42 rentals available
  • Cottages: 5 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 5 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Vieques?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 109 vacation rentals with pool available in Vieques. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.