Playa Caracas


Alternate name:
Red Beach (Navy name)
Good for:
Swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, boating, jet-skiing, hanging out on the beach

A few cabanas, and a bathroom in the parking lot
Sand Type/Color:
Pure White Caribbean sand
Water Quality: 
The water at Caracas is usually very clear, more rough (w/ possible sea-weed) at the far right, and calmer on the left.

This is a southside beach off Route 997. Enter the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge at Garcia Gate and drive until you see signs to turn right for Caracas. It is the first beach on the refuge that can be accessed by car. Drive all the way down to the end of the road and behold.

Caracas is one of the favorites among the locals and travelers for it’s family friendly facilities. There are a few Gazebos remaining after the hurricane, making it a great place for gatherings. It is a large, flat half-moon shaped white-sand beach with rocky outcrops on either side and a cayo just off the shore. Playa Caracas offers easy access, it is the first beach accessible on the National Wildlife Refuge on the south side of Vieques along the Caribbean Sea.

There are pavilions and coconut palms to provide some shade.