Stuck in San Juan overnight?
The hotel at the international airport
may be a very convenient place to stay the night; if you're stuck. 'Best Western Airport Hotel' local tel. 787.791.1700. . . . Traveling with a pet? Try 'Green Isle Inn' close to the airport. Tel. 787.726.4330 ($79. to $99.) .
Local Island Airlines to Vieques:
Vieques Air Link tel. 1-888-901-9247 or in Vieques: 787-741-8331. VAL has the most flights and offers the most service. Ceiba Airport Tel. 787- 534-4221.
• Seaborne Airlines 1-877-772-1005 or 787-292-6656. www.seaborneairlines.com
Isla Nena Airlines Tel.
1-877-812-5144, 787- 791-0413, 787-741-6362. On demand flights.
Air Sunshine Airlines,
Tel. 800-327-8900, 787-741-7900, also fly to St.Thomas, St.Croix,
Tortola etc. You can now fly from Vieques directly to St. Croix.
• Air Flamenco 787- 741-8811, 787-724- 1818 On demand flights.
• Cape Air is connected to the airlines computer
booking service so that you can ticket and reserve from anywhere
in the world and check your bags through to Vieques once the commence
to operate. 800-352-0714. 787-741-7734.
• Air America 787-276-569 on demand.
Fly from the nearby Isla Grande Airport in San Juan to
Vieques ( about half the price) : Vieques Air Link
the Vieques Mangrove Tunnels
Archeological Sites ... VISIT THE the VCHT or Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust in Esperanza. Help them help the youth of Vieques through educational programs. They also have a small shop and mini museum. T. 787-741-8850 VCHT Website
" The Vieques Conservation & Historical Trust is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 and supported by members of the community and interested donors from around the world. It operates thanks to the efforts of dedicated volunteers and is strictly non-political in nature. The organization is concerned with the protection of the unique archeological, physical and ecological environment existing on Vieques."
ALL NUMBERS START WITH 787-741-
Beaches map and photos
Rico Government websites. Opens in new window.
Fort and Museum 'Conde de Mirasol' T. 1717 Open Wednesday through
Saturday. 10 AM to 4 PM.
Groceries: There are two main grocery stores on Vieques ( both owned
by Morales brothers) and a collection of 'Colmados'. You can purchase
anything here on Vieques, on occasion, but not everything all the
time. Grocery store hours are 7 AM to 6 - 7 PM, half day on Sundays.
Colmados stay open a little later. There is also a, very enterprising,
fruit stand on the side of the road.
Health Food Store is located in Isabel Segunda behind the post office on side street.
Finos Shows are a big event in Vieques. . Weekends in Esperanza the streets
are over run with everyone showing off on their horses.
Humane Society Animal adoption and Veterinary Clinic T. 787-741-0209
'Volunteer Vacation' with the Vieques Humane Society. You will be provided with shared living quarters bath & kitchen (and limited transportation) in exchange for volunteering to work with the animals and/or clinic 28 hours a week. All kinds of help needed and wanted.
.. contact person Barbara Rumore .. phone number 787.741.4773
Isabel Segunda- The main
town on Vieques: two banks, and one ATM at Banco Popular. The Post
Office, drug stores, 5 restaurants, a few places
to stay and some shops. Please note that Vieques is part of the
US and uses the American dollar.
best vacation you can have in Vieques is with a jeep
rental (if you are staying more than one night). So
choose your rental vehicle first .. and then your lodging!
(You will need to reserve the jeep rental way in advance).
Most of the exquisitely beautiful beaches in Vieques
are at the end of long dirt roads on Nature Reserves
and can only be visited with your own rental jeep.
A few can be reached by public taxi, such as Sun Bay and
Red Beach. There are never enough jeeps to go around,
reserve well ahead! ( You can NOT bring a rental car on the ferry from the mainland.)
ELENAS VIEQUES ECOLOGY WEBSITE
Horses in Vieques run Free. Taking a rest under the 300 year old Ceiba Tree.
Blue Beach looking out at Isla de La Chiva and Bahia de la Chiva