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About a forty-minute flight from San Juan exists a little piece of paradise. Vieques is an island where wild horses roam and tiny tree frogs sing. It’s a sleepy, beachside paradise where homemade mofongo is served in rustic shacks along the ocean, and warm, welcoming locals join visitors in sharing the beauty of black sand beaches. Come for the snorkeling at playa La Chiva (also known as Blue Beach), or paddling through the bioluminescent bay while it glows in magical neon blue.
For queer travelers, a remote island this special is a place to be free and unabashedly yourself. Imagine yourself with your partner, barefoot on the beach, eating authentic local cuisine while roosters strut around your feet. The beauty of Vieques is organic, authentic, and ready to be discovered.
The trip to Vieques is half the fun. From San Juan, you can take an eight-seater Cape Air flight that flies over the lush, verdant El Yunque National Forest — a magnificent, unforgettable experience. Once you land, you’ll rent a bright red 4X4 Jeep to get around the island. Your other option is to take a ferry from Ceiba, though there are only four ferries per day and wait times can be long during busy season.