Island Fever on Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

In North America by Dave Wrobel

The gorgeous “Vieques Island” located just a few miles off the Puerto Rican coast is a show stopper. The island is roughly about 21 miles long by 4 miles wide. The population is about 7,000 inhabitants, and around 3,000 wild horses that roam the island with pure freedom.  It is a spectacular sight to see.  With numerous clean and secluded beaches that make you feel as if the island is all your own.

The wide array of local restaurants offer delicious options for everyone, each with their own unique personality and flare.  From in house specialties to local favorites dining with the locals is not to be missed.  Try the signature dish Mofungo, prepared with mashed green plantains, garlic, olive oil, cilantro, garlic, and more garlic. Delicious!

The locals are very friendly, always offering their advice on what the island has to offer.  Rent a jeep and head off into the sun to explore the island for yourself.  Or jump on one of the Catamaran sailing excursions offered daily, a highly recommended way to see the island from a different point view.

Don’t forget your snorkel gear: Snorkeling is a very popular activity on the island, as the clear turquoise water allows for spectacular viewing of the community under the sea.

Grab a kayak and head for Mosquito Bay, the world’s largest Bio luminescent bay were the plankton glow and sparkle as the water current ripples and moves. It is a sight you can only appreciate when seeing it for yourself.