Caracas Beach (Red Beach)

Vieques, Puerto Rico

Playa Caracas (Red Beach)
Playa Caracas (Red Beach)

Caracas Beach previously known as Red Beach is a favorite among locals and tourists, for its pure beauty and family facilities.  The beach is located on the south coast of Vieques and is recognized as an excellent destination for surfing and snorkelling among other water sports. The sand is perfect, a Caribbean white with beautiful greenish blue waters.  It is a large beach with pure flat white sand, crescent-shaped, with rocky outcrops on both sides and a key along the coast.

The waters and its gentle waves offer fun for children who want to do some boogie boarding. The beach is wide with lots of sand for families to divert. During weekends, families can often be seen playing beach volleyball.

The beach is easily accessible, as it is the first accessible beach in the National Wildlife Refuge on the south side of Vieques along the Caribbean Sea.  The parking there’s multiple gazebos where you can hide from the sun, take your personal items and snacks. You will also find cabins along the edge of the beach.  All have picnic tables, as well as barbecue grills.

Caracas Beach has recently been open to the public because bombings were carried out by the United States.  Since it was open to the public, Caracas Beach has been a resounding success for its white sand in combination with the turquoise water which is really a pleasure to admire its view.

The beach has facilities including gazebos for family picnics. There are no restrooms on the beach, but a short trip back to the entrance of the shelter you can use the office restrooms.

Attractions and Services:

  • Beach
  • Sanitary
  • Lifeguard
  • Diving area
  • Walk / jog
  • Green areas
  • Camping area
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Recreational fishing
  • Jet ski
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing
  • Kite boarding
  • Paddle surfing
  • Boat ride
  • Watersports
  • Gazebos
  • Cabins
  • Picnic tables

Address and Map:

Physical address:
Caracas Beach (Red Beach)
Rd. 997, Puerto Ferro
Vieques, Puerto Rico 00765

High Season (May to August)
Low Season (September to April)


  • The entrance to the beach is free
  • There is a large open space with lots of parking.

Rental Services:

  • Rental of umbrellas, tables and beach chairs
  • Water Sports Equipment Rental

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