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Black Sand Beach

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Address: La Boca, Puerto Rico

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Fun but Messy

We spent a few hours there. It's a nice beach, but be aware before you go that the black sand gets everywhere. It's different from the white sand beaches in other ways as well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Corsicana, Texas
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Hockessin, Delaware
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455 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Playa Negra (Black Sand Beach) is located on the Southwest side of the Island. It is located on Highway 996 just past the intersection with Highway 201 coming from Esperanza. There is a yellow painted guardrail which is your first indicator then a sign has been erected past the entrance and then finally a parking area to your right.... More 

Thank DiAlJo
Corsicana, Texas
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74 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We spent a few hours there. It's a nice beach, but be aware before you go that the black sand gets everywhere. It's different from the white sand beaches in other ways as well. You have to walk a ways down a path to get there. Our family likes to hike, so we enjoyed that. It's interesting to walk the... More 

Thank DDFAustin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this beach last day. It is like 15 minutes walking but well deserve it, this is like getting in other world, the way to the beach is breathless with all the vegetation. Once in the beach the rock formations, the cristal clear water, the black sand, everything was breath taking..... Will come back soon!!!

Thank Selines P
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best part of this beach is the trail getting their. After parking your car on the side of the road, you need to cross a ravine to get to the beach, which will take about 10-15 minutes. The ravine hosts its own microcosm with beautiful trees, insects and different types of crabs. We loved the hike. The beach is... More 

Thank emani25
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Getting to this beach is a bit of a hike from the parking on the road so be prepared and take stuff easy to carry. Once there the beach is nice, but I do feel like we enjoyed some of the other Vieques beaches more. The black sand is a cool site, but it is not all black sand as... More 

Thank David R
Saugerties, New York
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are going here you must be able to walk & climb. Sand is really black in spots so gets very hot. Make sure to wear sandals. Driving here is difficult. Beach is pretty small.

Thank M_Teddi_Twee
London, United Kingdom
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406 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I was told to head here as it was a 'must see' on Vieques. I found it disappointed as the sand was not as black as expected but I was told later on that it can/does vary. It was still a nice beach for a swim and there was lots of little sand crabs running around which was cool.

Thank LifeAsABackpacker
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We have enjoyed some thoroughly black sand beaches in Hawaii and Tahiti, and - even though this beach isn't as volcanic driven as the ones we had seen before, it was a gorgeous beach with a beautiful coastline! Such a pleasure to have seen it three times!

Thank Dawn W
Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

It's a bit tricky to find and is about a 30 minute walk to get to the beach, but worth the effort. Black sand definitely different from the usual beach

Thank tfitz812016
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This beach was a little tricky to find, walking from Esperanza. We chose to follow the road to the 201 split where we found a blue sign marking the trail to the beach. The trail looks like a sandy river bottom, twisting around in dense foliage. The opening to the beach is so beautiful! A great beach for swimming.

Thank bmerrie

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