Vieques Island - Puerto Rico Destination Information
Vieques is known as "La Isla Nena" (little girl island) and "Isabel Segunda" (Isabel II). Vieques was founded in 1843 by Francisco Saínz. It's 21 miles (34 km) long and 3 miles (5 km) wide, and it is 52 square miles (135 square km) in area. It was annexed to Puerto Rico in 1854. Vieques derives its name from the Taino Indian word for small island (bieques).
The island is located between Puerto Rico and St. Thomas (USVI), and is separated from the southeast coast of Puerto Rico by approximately 8 miles of sea, although if you are taking a ferry from Fajardo the distance will be 18 miles. Numerous other small cays (islets) lie offshore of Vieques.
Fun Fact: The Bermuda Triangle is an area roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico.
Hotels and Resorts in Vieques- Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Vacation Tip: NO passport will be required for US citizens flying to Puerto Rico.