Blue Beach (Navy name)
Swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, sunbathing, fishing
Cabanas at both 16 & 17, Bathroom at #4 and another one on the main road before it turns to gravel
White sand, very natural with fan corals and other natural debris from time to time.
The water is usually crystal clear and beautiful.
La Chiva is a very long southside beach accessed off Route 997. Enter the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge at Garcia Gate and drive straight until the road changes to gravel, then drive some more. Eventually, the road will fork to the right and come up over a rise where you will see the water and the numbered signs on the right, starting with #1. These are entrance points for parking and access to the beaches. Find one that suits you and enjoy.
La Chiva #’s 16 & 17 are in a short white curved cove with a covered picnic area at each parking area, first come, first served. These are excellent for an all-day picnic.
This is in a calm area perfect for swimming, especially with small children, snorkeling, or learning to paddleboard. All of La Chiva is in a very natural state with some fan coral washed up on shore, and vines growing up on the sand.
There is good shade under the pavilions, and a little under the trees.