The Unspoiled isla de Vieques Puerto Rico
The waters off Vieques are popular with fishermen and divers, and a wonderful way to spend some quality time communing with nature.
There is always something to do at night in Vieques. There are a couple of bars to play pool and get into a dart game. There are restaurants that have island nights complete with steel bands, and there is even a great “Jazz Cafe”. And the cuisine is “par excellence” in Vieques. There is everything from “street food” to “Nuevo Puertorriqueño” and beyond. Vieques has some of the finest food in Puerto Rico according to the San Juan Star newspaper.
If Vieques’ history is your thing, we have an old Spanish fort which is now restored as a museum, El Faro, a turn of the century lighthouse, and the Vieques Conservation & Historical Trust, which will inform you of the flora and fauna as well as the ancient history of the island. Many of the old buildings are restored in the island city capitol town of Isabel Segunda, but many more disappear only to be replaced by unstylish cubes. If you want to see the old Spanish styles before they disappear, don’t wait too long.
The island also is also home to some excellent artists, both Viequense and Expatriate. They represent most mediums and some of their works can get quite large.
When you decide to visit Vieques, you will enjoy yourself, whatever you opt to do.
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