Vieques Hack: Get the cash & the gas before the weekend, especially during the holdays! because the ATMs can run out of cash and the stations can run out of gas.
No Passport Needed...
No Passport Needed for US Citizens
Vieques, Puerto Rico is a US Commonwealth therefore, you do not need a passport if you are travelling from within the US and have a valid US driver's license. If you are travelling to any other Carribean destination you may need a passport and should check with your local US embassy.
If you are travelling from the US and have standard electronics with you, there is no need for an adapter. 110 Volts, A.C., is the standard voltage in Vieques, as in the United States. Regular American Type plugs
Reserve a Car Right Away!
Reserve a Car As Soon as Possible
Reserve a car well in advance. Vieques is a small island with limited rental cars available. There are many isolated and secluded beaches that you will want to visit that can only be reached by automobile, preferably a jeep or 4-wheel drive as many of the roads to the beachs are unpaved, filled with holes and bumpy!
Vieques tried-and-true tips by islanders and friends who know what they're talking about!
Where Can I Find a Great Tasting, Fresh, Budget Friendly Food?
Street Eats Sol Food
At the entrance to the Wildlife Reserve Beaches is Sol Food, a food cart that uses fresh ingredients, has vegetarian selections and was ranked among the top restaurant in Vieques on trip advisor. The word is out on this spot; noted in Caribbean Travel + Life's Caribbean Confidential and fawned over by the world's best chefs "Ducasse was blown away by the carnitas, commenting on the clean balance of flavors".
Where Can I Get Fresh Fruit & Veggies?
Open-air produce market
For fresh fruit/produce visit the open-air market located on route 201 at the intersection of 200 and 201. Three days a week in season Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings (off season Tuesdays and Fridays) you can stop here and stock up on fresh fruits as well as a range of fresh produce.
Where Can I Find Fresh Fish?
Fish Market Pescaderia Angelyz
For fresh fish visit Pescaderia Angelyz right next to the Ferry Port. Open Mon to Sat 10:00AM to 3:00 PM. Get there early, if it is closed that means all the fresh fish is sold out, or the weather conditions are not suitible for fishing that day. 787-349-8660, 787-918-0559
Best Beach Spot!
Playa La Chiva Number 10
Look for the sign marked #10 it is a favorite location on Playa La Chiva (Blue Beach) where there is a large sandbar and it's shallow forever.