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Recent Vieques Island reviews

  • Beyond words.

    "I work with words for a living, and still I've been staring blankly at this review screen every time I open my computer for the last 3 weeks since we returned from Vieques, just trying to imagine what I could possibly say that a) hasn't been said very eloquently already or b) is not beyond words. The arrival, the jungle, the roads, the people, the sunset, the sunrise, the flora, the fauna, the beaches, the water, the house, the view, the pool, the yard -- the smallest details and the grandest abstractions (the space, the time, the feel) both seem inadequate. Truly, genuinely, I just hope you can give yourself or someone else the gift of living at La Escapada, if only for a moment. You'll be left with the greatest thing to say, simply: Thanks."
    Guest: jesse Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 6, 2015
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  • I fell in love with Esperanza

    "The owners, Anne and Joe, were great. This was my first time renting a home for a vacation and was a bit nervous trusting a stranger but I could tell off the bat I was in good hands. They returned emails and phone calls quickly. The house managers, Mimi and Popp were wonderful. We communicated with ease by email prior to our arrival and by phone, text and, of course, in-person once we arrived. Popp gave us a great introduction to the island including restaurant, beach and activity recommendations, I won't go over everything he touched upon but it was thorough. He made it clear that that we were to contact him or Mimi if we had any questions or concerns and that they were always available. The house was just as described. My family and I loved the outdoor spaces and would read and people watch (not there were a lot of people walking by. It was mostly horses) on the front porch and grilled out and relaxed in the shade on the back porch. There is a gated driveway but we always just parked on the street. The house had everything we needed for our many trips to the beaches. Towels, umbrella, coolers of various sizes made our days at the pristine beaches (Media Luna was our favorite) very comfortable. The bedrooms were air conditioned and nice cross breezes kept us cool during the days. I liked that the kitchen and living area were open to each other and the kitchen island was a great place to plot out our day. As far as safety goes, Popp will go over everything with you but I can honestly say I never felt unsafe. Don't leave your common sense at home. I really did nothing here that I didn't already do at home (lock the doors, don't leave valuables on the beach etc.)The neighborhood looked different than mine but was filled with friendly locals and visitors. When I walked to the bakery alone I was greeted with smiles and nods along the way. My husband, our 4 year old and I were there for 10 days and filled them with trips to the beach, Sugar Mill ruins, malecon (lots of restaurants, shops, beautiful views), Isabel II, Bio Bay, Mosquito Pier, eating at the food trucks and Smokey's,sea glass treasure hunting among other things. The island is a special place and Esperanza is a gem on the island and this home is a perfect temporary home."
    Guest: Christine M. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 28, 2015
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  • This is THE place to stay!

    "Everything written about Cima is true, view, comfort, convenience and more. We stayed for 15 delightful days. Every detail has been thought out from clothes drying rack to a clip for your chips bag. Deborah and Dennis have fone out of their way to make this a wonderful vacation spot. One note: both suites are down 17+ steps so if stairs are a challenge..."
    Guest: SAL l. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 19, 2015
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  • Excellent stay - would definitely come back to Casa de Pepito!

    "This was our first trip to Vieques and Casa de Pepito was the perfect choice for our little family (2 adults, 1 10-year-old girl). The house itself had everything we needed, was clean, comfortable, and well maintained, and the location was great...walking distance to all the restaurants and Esperanza beaches, and short Jeep rides to all the other beaches and sights on the island. Octavian and Catherine were both friendly and accommodating as we were planning our trip, and Barbara the caretaker picked us up at the airport and drove us back when it was time to go home, and gave us all kinds of helpful tips about navigating the island. Would definitely stay here again."
    Guest: JK Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: December 4, 2014
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Vieques Island Travel Tips

Travelers to Vieques Island Vacation Rentals

Vieques Island is a long narrow island that forms part of Puerto Rico. It is one of the country’s premiere eco-friendly destinations. Most of the development is in the center of the island. The coastline and beaches are mostly national parks and nature reserves. The result is a pristine island destination. This attracts travelers who enjoy exploring overland. Many of the beaches can only be accessed over rough gravel roads and you will need a Jeep or 4x4 in order to drive there. There are many areas that can be explored by hiking. Photographers will find ample opportunities to capture the beautiful beaches and dry coastal forests on film.

Getting to Vieques Island Resorts

Flying from North America, you will route through San Juan in Puerto Rico. From there, you will need to take a taxi to the ferry port in Fajardo. It is advisable to pre-book a taxi for this transfer. The drive takes approximately an hour. If you do not pre-book a taxi then you are likely to pay much more. The last ferry to Vieques Island departs at 6 p.m. or 8 p.m., depending on if it is a weekday or weekend. Ensure that you have enough time for the ferry connection. If your flight arrives late into San Juan, you can stay overnight in Fajardo or the nearby seaside town of Luquilo. You can then get the first ferry out the next morning without having to travel too far. Once on Vieques Island, you can either hire a Jeep to get around or use a taxi to transfer to your rental home. If you plan to do lots of exploring then it’s advisable to rent a Jeep. A normal car is not suitable as many of the roads to the nature reserves are made of gravel and quite badly eroded. Rental companies will not allow you to take a standard car to the beach, instead they will insist that you hire a Jeep or similar 4x4.

Vieques Island Travel Attractions

One of the island’s most famous attractions is the Bioluminescent Bay. It is a unique natural phenomenon that is amazing to experience. It is best viewed at night when you can see the full effect of the microorganisms as they light up in the water.

Other attractions that are quite unique are the wild horses that roam the island. They were originally brought to the island in the early 1500s from Spain, with the objective of setting up a breeding project. After the collapse of the short-lived gold rush, horses became Puerto Rico’s primary export product. Today, many wild horses can be seen on the island. Horseback rides can be arranged from certain stables on the island who have trained horses available.

Near Green beach is a magnificent Ceiba tree believed to be more than 300 years old. It grows right alongside the road. Make a stop to view it while on your explorations. The tree makes for some fantastic photo opportunities.

There are many historical sites on the island. At the Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust in Esperanza, there are a small shop and museum. Here, you can obtain more information on places of interest on the island.

Staying on Vieques Island

Many of the rental homes on Vieques Island are located high on the hilltops. This means that you have spectacular panoramic views of the island and surrounding seas. Set in peaceful natural surroundings, it’s like having your own private island abode. The rental villas on Vieques Island are perfect for relaxing and getting away from it all. When you are not exploring the island’s natural treasures, you can spend your time on the porch admiring the view and enjoying a favorite book.

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