Vieques is a small island off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico. I was there the first half of my recent solo Puerto Rico trip!

On my way back to the mainland (Puerto Rico) from Vieques, I got to spend a few hours in Isabela Segunda (the capital of Vieques). Most people skip through this small town just because it seems like it’s just a transfer spot between for the ferry from Fajardo to Vieques. When in fact, there are some neat things to see in Isabela Segunda too, like random horses along the side of the road, beautiful waters and a hill above the ocean which allows for some great views. Bye, bye Viques!

Read about our other Puerto Rican adventures here: fajardovieques beginningsvieques beachesvieques eats

A Vieques photo adventure:

Vieques is a small island off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico. I was there the first half of my recent solo Puerto Rico trip!

Vieques is quite a small mini island that you can even bike around. I didn’t do that because I’m just not here that long. Most people visiting Vieques spend most of their time on the southern shore Esperanza side with its iconic beach wooden shacks and its many beaches including Playa Esperanza right on the strip great for morning sunrises, Cayo de Tierra where you cross a sandbar for some mini hiking and views; the vast and clear-watered Sun Bay; and Playa Negrita with its black sand. What a beach lovers dream!

Read about our other Puerto Rican adventures here: fajardovieques beginnings

A Vieques photo adventure:

In my mind, going to Puerto Rico is like going to another country, even though it’s technically a part of the United States. Maybe because it’s so far away. Maybe because they speak Spanish there. Doesn’t matter why really. In the end, Puerto Rico is one of those amazing places to visit where you’re definitely in the Caribbean and on an island, but still get all the perks of being in the country you live in: like not having to exchange money, being able to read and communicate, and having cell phone services.

During a recent school break, I got a chance to go to Puerto Rico by myself! I love traveling by myself because I don’t have to worry about anybody else or their agenda. I can sleep in late when I want to and I can wake up early when I want to. This trip to Puerto Rico, I spent the first half on an island off of Puerto Rico called Vieques. Vieques was exceptionally beautiful especially with its street art, random architectural ruins, and sunsets. The most amazing though was getting to see the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay (Mosquito Bay). In real life, no picture truly does the phenomenon justice unless you have an extremely expensive camera and even then, all those photos are enhanced. Ah, but seriously … amazing!

Read about our other Puerto Rican adventures here: fajardo

A Vieques photo adventure:

One of the great things about California is that all the beaches are public. And since California has an incredibly long coastline, this means there are just about a million (ok, not actually a million) beaches along the coast open for everyone to enjoy! One of these beaches is Montara State Beach between Half Moon Bay and San Francisco. I love how you have to walk through some wildflower fields to get down the cliffs separating the road from the water. The rock formations around this area are pretty neat. And even though it was a pretty windy day (as it often is along west coast beaches) it was nice and warm so many families were laying around and enjoying Northern California beach weather.

A montara photo adventure: