What to do in Vieques
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- Beach and beach related activities
- Bicycle Rentals and Tours
- Sorry, no bicycle rentals available after Hurricane Maria
- Bioluminescent Bay Tour
- 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.
- Kiani Tours
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.
- 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
- Spanish Fort
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