Vieques Puerto Rico

Vieques is part of an island grouping sometimes known as the Spanish virgin islands Vieques is part of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and retains strong influences from 400 years of Spanish presence in the island, making the island a natural and historical paradise.

Vieques lies about 8 miles (13 km) east of the Puerto Rican mainland, and measures about 20 miles (32 km) long by 4.5 miles (7 km) wide.

The island's name is a Spanish spelling of an Native American word (likely Taíno) said to mean "small island". It also has the nickname "Isla Nena", usually translated from Spanish as "Little Girl Island", alluding to its perception as Puerto Rico's little sister. This name was given to the island by the famous Puerto Rican poet Luis Lloren Torres. During the colonial period, the British name was "Crab Island".

Vieques is best known internationally as the site of a series of protests against the United States Navy's use of the island as a bombing range and testing ground, which led to the Navy's departure in 2003. Today the former navy land is a national wildlife refuge, with numerous beaches that still retain the names given by the Navy, including Red Beach, Blue Beach and Green Beach. The beaches are commonly listed among the top beaches in the Caribbean for their azure-colored waters and white sands.

Vieques is also know for it's awesome fishing, extremely beautiful landscapes and excellent food, 

Puerto Mosquito o Mosquito bay is considered the best example of a bio luminescent bay in the United States and is listed as a national natural landmark, 




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