Vieques is a small island 6 miles east of Puerto Rico in the Spanish Virgin Islands. It is considered an unspoiled treasure. The waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea converge at the island's western coast and the the island marks the southermost point of the Bermuda Triangle. The islands of St. Croix, St.Thomas, and Culebra are visible to the south, east, and north.
Map of Puerto Rico showing Culebra and Vieques to the right.
The dry desert air on this small island and steady trade winds create an ideal climate. Yearly rainfall amounts to between 16 and 20 inches. You can reach Vieques on a short flight from San Juan.
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The island is known for its wild horses and culture of paso fino horsemanship. They graze on the hillsides occassionally meandering along roads and hiking trails.
Vieques has two centers of activity. On the north coast the ferry arrives at the main town of Isabel Secunda and there are surfing beaches on the Atlantic . On the south coast there is the charming fishing village of Esperanza; the local beaches there are of a gentle nature, typical of the Caribbean.
View from the garden at Los Bohios.
WHY WE CHOSE VIEQUES FOR LOS BOHIOS...
One of the octagonal huts, or bohios.
There are places to shop for anything you might need to wear on the island, which is not a lot. There are gourmet shops with wonderful fish, meat, and an excellent variety of Argentinian and Spanish wines and many local shops with avocados, fruits, and other fresh food.