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Vieques (Isla de Vieques)

Vieques (Isla de Vieques) is part of an island grouping known as the Spanish Virgin Islands which lies about 8 miles off the southeastern coast of Puerto Rico.  It is known for its gorgeous and secluded beaches, semi-wild horses, snorkeling and boat tours of Bioluminescent Bay – or Mosquito Bay.

Since the departure of the U.S. Navy in 2003, the environmental authorities declared 70% of the island a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Refuge.

In addition to the pristine beaches, there are plenty of activities and places to explore while on the island.  From various art galleries to the small fort on the island called Fortin Conde de Marisol, along with water activities, visitors have much to explore whether for a quick weekend or a longer stay. Depending on your budget you can either grab a 30-minute flight from San Juan or as a walk-on passenger on the Ferry from Fajardo,

Fiestas Patronales de Vieques
During the third week in July, islanders celebrate the Vírgen del Carmen, patron saint of the sea and fisherman.  There are food stands, live music, dancers and parades.  The local beverage is a white rum, cinnamon and fruit concoction (bili) carried around by the locals in jugs.

Top ideas for Vieques:
Snorkeling and scuba diving
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge
Bioluminescent Bay (Mosquito Bay)
Kayaking
Sightseeing
Horseback riding
Beaches (Sun Bay, Playa Caracas, Playa La Plata)
Hiking and biking

For a luxury stay, check out the El Blok Hotel

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The Art of Living in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico

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A resort developer transforms his personal residence into a gallery-like paradise—with all the comforts of home. For Federico Stubbe, creating a home is not just a personal endeavor, it is his professional passion. The chairman and CEO of Prisa Group, Stubbe is one of the largest developers of upscale residential planned communities in his native…

Moonlight Dinner Under the Stars!

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Encanto Dining… Dine under the stars and enjoy an intimate oceanfront experience with Encanto’s new Moonlight Dining Pods.  The exclusive journey is led by the Chef de Cuisine and includes a hand-selected prix-fixe menu that blends local flavors with delectable ingredients.  Storytelling is an essential part of the chef’s interaction as he guides you on…

The 10 Best Restaurants In Dorado

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When travelling to a foreign country, most tourists love to try out the indigenous food in that particular region. Puerto Rico is a place that must be explored to the fullest due to its cultural diversity. Puerto Rican food is incredibly tasty and there are many restaurants in Dorado to quell those hunger pangs. Click below…

Puerto Rico from the sky!

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City and coastal tours are some of the many options for those looking to charter a helicopter or book an organized tour.   Vertical Solutions is an FAA certified tour and charter company. We provide on demand charters, tours, photo missions, private owner aircraft management, aircraft ferry services and all other aviation needs to meet…

Adventure Parks

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Feel the need for something a bit more exhilarating?  Check out some of the adventure parks on the island!  From flying like a bird, rope courses, suspension bridges, rappelling, hiking and caving, and horseback riding, these adventure parks have something for everyone.  There are different tours and levels and the parks offer a variety of…

Dorado Beach Dining

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Dorado Beach has spectacular options for lunch, dinner, or just a casual bite, from a seaside bar and grill, a dressy casual restaurant, the juice bar at the fitness center after a great workout, to the Watermill grill.  There is something for everyone.  How about hanging out at the relaxed beachfront, open-air bar after taking…

Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay (Vieques)

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This south Vieques beach might not sound like much, but it’s one of travelers’ favorite experiences in Puerto Rico. During the day, Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay is your stereotypical Caribbean hideout — but at night, the sky and waters emit a blue glow from the half-plant, half-animal microorganisms that live there. More than 700,000 bioluminescent dinoflagellates live in…

Puerto Rico Expands Tax Haven Deal For Americans To Its Own Emigrants

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Puerto Rico’s Acts 20 & 22, tax incentive laws aimed at luring wealthy American investors to move there and at reviving the Island’s economy, are celebrating their third anniversary this month. While Puerto Rico’s economic situation remains bleak (it currently has more than $73 billion of “junk” status debt, unemployment over 13% and income inequality…

Santurce Arts District – the cultural Capital of the Caribbean!

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Santurce is one of the top ten most-populated areas of the island. It includes the neighborhoods of Miramar, Loíza, Isla Grande, Barrio Obrero, and Condado, which are cultural hot spots for art, music, cuisine, fashion, hotels, technology, multimedia, film, textile and startups.  It is home to two major museums on the island, The Museum of…

Bacardi Distillery Tour – A Must for Rum Lovers

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Come explore the new Bacardí Visitor Center. Learn about the past, present and future of the world’s most awarded rum and Spirit. Relive the history and see how Bacardí evolved from being a small rum manufacturer to becoming the Untamable Spirit that it is today. Guests will be able to learn in Rum tasting class…

Dorado Beach Water Activities for Everyone!

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Dorado Beach is a mecca of water sports and activities, for all ages and skill levels. From water park thrills to the soothing lapping of ocean waves on your paddle board, the adventure in the sun never ends. Relaxing time, play time, nature time and even time for learning a new water sport – it’s…

Fantastic Italian food in Dorado!

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Grappa Ristorante Italian Restaurant If you are looking for a wonderful local restaurant, Grappa is a delightful place to go.  Inspired by Italian cuisine, the menu offers a variety of innovative dishes that promises to please all palates. The unique and refreshing flavor that distinguishes its dishes is that everything at Grappa is made from scratch and…