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Punta Arenas road closed/ Cerrado el camino a Punta Arenas

29 de abril 2015 Vieques National Wildlife Refuge AVISO PUBLICO DEL 30 DE ABRIL DE 2015, AL 8 DE MAYO DE 2015, EL ACCESO A LA PARTE OESTE DEL REFUGIO NACIONAL DE VIDA SILVESTRE DE VIEQUES (LAGUNA KIANI Y PUNTA …ARENAS) ESTARA CERRADO AL PUBLICO DE LUNES A VIERNES (ABRIRA SABADOS Y DOMINGOS) DEBIDO A […]

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Online cameras at the ferry terminals/ Cámaras de los terminales de las lanchas en línea

Posteado por “Las Lanchas de Vieques y el Mundo” en Facebook: “It is now possible to see what is happening at the Fajardo, Vieques and Culebra port, via live video feed. Here are the links to see the various cameras: Fajardo: http://goo.gl/KDrpjg , Culebra: http://goo.gl/EHqaZt , Vieques: http://goo.gl/j9FhR9 Ahora es posible ver lo que está […]

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Letter from FWS to tour guides and visitors/ Carta del Refugio a los guías y visitantes

1 de abril 2015 Recibido de Mike Barandiaran, Administrador del Refugio de Pesca y Vida Sivestre de Vieques. Carta a los concesionarios y visitantes del Refugio CARTA A CONCESIONARIOS FWS Letter to tour guides and visitors to the Refuge COMMERCIAL OUTFITTERS LETTER FWS  

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New on the market and available for Easter week, two bedroom house in Bastimento Beach area.

New villa rental available for Easter week. Two bedrooms, sleeps four adults and two kids. Three minutes walk from Bastimento Beach. $200/night, 3 nights minimum, until Dec 18, 2015. See all the features at http://www.vieques-island.com/ababor/villa.shtml

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Blog spot about Traveling to Vieques, undated

“Vieques is a little tiny island off the coast of Puerto Rico that is free of cruise ships, chain hotels and everything annoying that you find in tourist infested destinations. This is exactly the reason my husband and I have returned to this little piece of paradise three glorious times.” See the full article here […]

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Playa Grande Tours, Jan to Apr 2015

Tour by the Vieques Trust: “Get in touch with your inner “Indiana Jones”…Visit the ruins of an old Vieques sugar mill. “As seen on the Travel Channel”…Join us for the first Playa Grande Tour of the new year on Thursday, Jan 8th. Tour starts with a talk at the trust in Esperanza at 9:00am and […]

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Brand new sailing tour opened in Vieques in December/ Nuevo tour de vela abrió en Vieques en diciembre 2014

A brand new sailing tour opened in Vieques in December. Ababor Sailing offers only private sails for up to 4 people that includes kayaking and snorkeling for $300 for 2 plus $50 additional per person. Sail on a 17 foot Com-Pac Legacy sloop with 1 foot 4 inches draft and a 6 foot cockpit. The […]

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Business Insider: “PR the best island in the Caribbean”/ PR la mejor isla en el Caribe por Business Insider

According to Business Insider, Puerto Rico is ranked number one among all Caribbean islands based on “low cost, be easy to get to, and have beautiful beaches and lots of activities. In most instances, we defined a Caribbean island as a single country, republic, or territory in the Caribbean. To rank these islands, we factored in […]

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Se forma Junta Comunitaria para demandar mejores servicios en las lanchas/ Community Board forms to demand better ferry service

English below En una reunión celebrada en la plaza pública de Vieques el 19 de noviembre del 2014 decenas de personas de Vieques, convocadas y dirigidas por Yabureibo Zenón, se reunieron para discutir estrategias de ataque y planificación de una protesta contra el sistema de transporte marítimo del gobierno. La reunión que había sido convocada […]

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Protest at the ferry harbor in Vieques/ Protesta en el terminal de lanchas de Vieques Nov 7

El Alcalde de Vieques, Hon. Víctor M. Emeric Catarineau se une a la protesta el viernes, 7 de noviembre, frente a los portones de la ATM, a las 6:30 a.m. y exhorta a todos los viequenses y residentes a defender sus derechos. ¡No Faltes!   The protest is scheduled for 6:30 am at the terminal […]

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Condé Nast Traveler: Vieques beach in the prettiest list

In a recent article by Conde Nast Traveler where the top 10 prettiest beaches in the Caribbean are listed, Vieques’ Green Beach came up second. The short caption read, “Green Beach: Readers call this beach on Isla de Vieques “amazing” and “simply beautiful.” The beach is named after its lush, green surroundings, and is popular for […]

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Hidden beach in Vieques/ Playa escondida en Vieques

Indicepr.com lists Black Sand Beach, in Vieques, as one of 8 hidden beaches to visit while in Puerto Rico. Here is a picture of the black sands on this peculiar beach. http://www.indicepr.com/noticias/2014/07/09/action/23859/8-playas-escondidas-para-visitar-en-puerto-rico/ Visita Playa Negra, una de ocho playas escondidas para visitor listadas en indicepr.com .

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Playa La Chiva (Blue Beach) will be closed from May 19, 2014 for 3 months

 Received by Ticatove (community conservation group) and Fish & Wildlife Service ANUNCIO: Playa La Chiva estará cerrada a partir del lunes, 19 de mayo de 2014 por los próximos 3 a 6 meses. Esto se debe al proceso de limpieza que está llevando a cabo la marina. ANNOUNCEMENT: La Chiva Beach will be closed from […]

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Vieques selected as one of the 10 best islands in the Caribbean by Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor 2014 Traveler’s Choice for the 10 best Caribbean islands, lists Vieques as number 4, after Turks and Caicos, St. John and Grand Cayman. See the link here http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Islands-cTop-g147237

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Huffington Post finds Vieques one of the friendliest Caribbean Islands

Vieques was listed among the 10 friendliest Caribbean Islands by the readers of Huffington Post. “Not only is Vieques home to Puerto Rico’s stunning bioluminescent bay, it’s where you’ll find the nicest people in the world, our readers promise. They recommend you ask the “super friendly locals” where to eat; they’ll direct you to delicious, […]

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Ferry service might be cut back in January/ Los ferries privados podrian terminar en enero

According to newsismybusiness.com, P.R. government has not renewed the contract with the private ferries. They have until Friday, Dec 20th, 2013. They need about $2 million for three months of transportation. If the contract is not renewed, the private ferries will leave in January 7, 2014, and the P.R.’s ATM (Maritime Transportation Authority, by its […]

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Paseos Isleños/ Horse Wagon Rides

Un nuevo servicio abre en Vieques, Paseos Isleños, ofrece paseos en caleza desde el Malecón en Esperanza hasta el Balneario Sun Bay a $10 por persona de viernes a domingo./ Horse Wagon Rides from the water front in Esperanza to Sun Bay Beach at $10 per person. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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Fast Ferries are not in the PR 2013-2014 budget/ Los Fast Ferries no están en el presupuesto del Gobierno de 2013-2014

Artículos del Vocero y El Nuevo Día. Resumen: No se incluyeron los Fast Ferries en el presupuesto del Gobierno de P.R. que comenzó en julio 1, 2013. Se busca extender el contrato de los Fast Ferries por 3-6 meses, tiempo que estima el Director de la ATM es suficiente para reparar 4 lanchas. Van a […]

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Fast Ferry stays 10 more days/ Fast Ferry se queda 10 días más

Fast Ferry se queda 10 días más./ Fast Ferry stays 10 more days. An extended contract is still pending./ Un contrato extendito está pendiente. By Culebra OnlineAcaban de confirmar la extención del contrato con la compañia Puerto Rico Fast Ferrys por 10 dias mas. Gracias a una gestión del alcalde de Culebra Ivan Solís , […]

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Resolución Legislatura para extender contrato Fast Ferry/ Local Legislature demands private Ferry contract renewal

La Legislatura Municipal aprovó el 11 de junio del 2013 una resolución para pedir que la ATM extienda el contrato privado de los Fast Ferries por lo menos un año adicional. Además acordó que está de acuerdo con un alza en los precios de los boletos de los visitantes y no así de los residentes […]

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