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Vieques, PR offers incredible tours of the bioluminescent bay –– people come from all over the world to see this natural phenomenon. White sand beaches with crystal clear water surround the small Caribbean island. Wild horses graze the lush foliage, and roosters chat all day long. Snorkeling alongside sea turtles and nurse sharks is an unforgettable experience with many spectacular reef options. Everyone should experience the magic and rawness of Vieques!
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GETTING TO VIEQUES FROM SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Vieques is a small island off the east coast of Puerto Rico. There are several ways to get to the island after you fly into Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) located in San Juan. In order of recommendation, the following information is for your own reference:
Fly from Isla Grande Airport (SIG) to Vieques (VQS): If going directly from SJU to Isla Grande Airport (SIG), when you exit the baggage claim doors there is a cab stand with an attendant who will take your name, number in travel party, and destination. It will be approximately $20 (depending on number in party) and is about a 15-minute taxi ride to SIG, a small regional airport. From SIG, there is a 10-person plane that runs to Vieques several times a day — it’s a gorgeous 30 minute flight over the sea.
Fly from Ceiba (RVR) to Vieques (VQS): Arrange for an Uber to pick you up at origination point and transport your group to the Ceiba airport which is approximately 1+ hour from San Juan. Cost is approximately $100/one-way (depending on number in travel party). Flight from Ceiba is approximately 10 minutes.
Fly from SJU to Vieques: You can fly directly from SJU to Vieques for a premium.
Taxi and or Uber to Ceiba Ferry Terminal: Take a taxi or Uber from SJU (or other point of origin) to the Ceiba Ferry Terminal in Roosevelt Roads Naval Base. Please note the ferry system schedule is susceptible to mechanical failures, weather, other acts of Mother Nature, and many other issues causing delays and/or cancellations for entire days. If you choose to use the ferry system, be prepared ahead of time with plenty of flexibility in your travel itinerary for lost days due to this unreliable system. We suggest purchasing tickets as close to your travel date as possible. Book your departing ticket in Ceiba or online, and then book your returning ticket at the ferry stand in Vieques.
GETTING AROUND VIEQUES
Vieques is a small island, but it is not what most people would consider “walkable.” The best way to access the multitude of beaches and explore the island is with some sort of pre-arranged transportation. Depending on travel party size, this can range from a 4-door Jeep Wrangler, small 4-door vehicle, golf cart, UTV, or even a 2-person scooter. Below are suggested rental companies on the island, almost all of which we recommend making your reservations as far ahead as possible, as the island does tend to run out of rental vehicles: