Vieques (/viˈeɪkəs/; Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbjekes]), officially Isla de Vieques, is an island and municipality of Puerto Rico, in the northeastern Caribbean, 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.
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. Its most populated barrio is the town of Isabel Segunda (sometimes written "Isabel II"), the administrative center located on the northern side of the island. The population of Vieques was 8,249 at the 2020 Census.
The island's name is a Spanish spelling of a Taíno word said to mean "small island" or "small land". It also has the nickname Isla Nena, usually translated as "Little Girl Island", alluding to its perception as Puerto Rico's little sister. The island was given this name by the Puerto Rican poet Luis Llorens Torres. During the British colonial period its 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; some of it is open to the public, but much remains closed off due to contamination and/or unexploded ordnance that the military is slowly cleaning up. Some of the most beautiful beaches on the island are on the eastern end of the island (formerly the Marine Base) that the Navy named Red Beach, Blue Beach, Caracas Beach, Pata Prieta Beach, La Chiva Beach, and Plata Beach. At the far western tip (formerly the Navy Base) is Punta Arenas, which the Navy named Green Beach. The beaches are commonly listed among the top beaches in the Caribbean for their azure waters and white sands.
Our mission is to provide a combination of convenient, fast, enjoyable, and safe transportation services, while meeting and exceeding every expectation of our passengers with a simple and only single solution to any of their transportation needs. We will focus on, passenger service, by always being on time, with clean and comfortable equipment, and very knowledgeable and friendly drivers."
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Kiani Tours' certified guides will show you the unique history of our small Island, Vieques.
*Historical, Cultural, Educational and Sightseeing Island Tours
*Group Transportation Logistics
*Special Events, Weddings
*Dining & Night Life Shuttle Services
*Meet & Greet Services
*Scouting For Film & Photo Shoots
When you arrive on the island you will find several public drivers that will welcome you and take you to any destination throughout the island. You also can call and make a pirvate reservation to be picked up and drop off at your guest house or any hotel where you will be staying.
We’re Vieques Concierge and we’ve been providing experiences for many visitors for over 6 years now. It’s our goal to provide you with everything you need and more to have an amazing time on the Island.
Our main services are multiple tours and transportation but we also work with individuals, groups, weddings transportation, media partnership, scouting transportation.
We pride ourselves on having the top insider connections on the island. We know the best tour guides, beach spots, restaurants, bars, and much more.