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Founded in 1843 by Francisco Sainz & annexed by Puerto Rico in 1854, Vieques, also known as La Isla Nena (Little Girl Island) is located only 8 miles off the coast of PR. Vieques is 21 miles long by 5 miles at it's widest part (55 square miles - 33,000 square acres). It is truly one of the Hidden Treasures of the Spanish Virgin Islands.
The island was colonized around 1514 after the indigenous population of the "taíno" Arawak Indian's were killed off by the Spanish. The main population resides in the central part in the small villages & barrios of Isabel Segunda, Esperanza, Puerto Real, Bravos de Boston, Santa Maria, Monte Santo, Lujan, La LLave, Los Chivos, Florida, Pilon, LaHueca, Destino, Puerto Ferro, Monte Carmelo & Martineau.
If your into history the island boasts, the last fort built by the Spanish in the this Hemisphere, Fort Count Mirasol, built between 1845-55. The island's Lighthouses, Puerto Mulas or Puerto Ferro both built in the late1800's. If nature's your interest then Bio-Bay is for you. The Bay is one of the last remaining natural luminescent bodies of water in the world. Vieques hosts over 50 beaches such as, Sun Bay, Media Luna, Navio, Gringo, Playa Secreta (Secret Beach).
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