You have a few options for your last day on the island: those who enjoy guided tours can get in the water, get on a bike, or get on a horse. Or, you can see what Isabel II has to offer. Finally, when all else fails to spark your interest, there's always one more unexplored beach to visit.
- If you want to take a tour, you'll want to get up early. diving and snorkeling enthusiasts should call Abe’s Snorkeling Tours (787-741-2134/436-2686)or head to Blackbeard Sports. Karl Alexander is the man behind La Dulce Vida, which offers mountain-bike tours of the island (email@example.com). And horseback riding is available at the Sea Gate Guest House. Finally, Kiani Tours focuses on the cultural highlights that the island has to offer.
- If you'd prefer to stick around Isabel II, a good way to begin your day is by visiting Roy's Coffee Shop (787-741-0685), the closest thing Vieques has to a Starbucks. Get yourself a "Frozen Roy" and then get going.
- Visit the Fuerte Conde de Mirasol (787-741-1717), Vieques' largest cultural icon. A small colonial Spanish fort, this site is also a museum which exhibits local art and history, and has an excellent documentary on the struggle of local fishermen against the Navy.
- If it's open, check out the Punta Mulas Lighthouse (787-741-0060), a small but picturesque landmark that houses a museum of local maritime history.
- For lunch, stay near the town and head to Richard's Cafe Richard’s Café (787-741-5242), which, contrary to its name, serves up authentic Puerto Rican staples (their fish specials are particularly good).
- Spend the rest of your time wandering around the town. The main plaza boasts a bust of The Great Liberator himself (Simon Bolivar), whose only (unplanned) stop in Puerto Rico was at Vieques.
- Catch the ferry or the plane back to the Mainland, and take memories of Vieques with you.