The Spanish Virgin Islands, formerly called the Passage Islands and also known as the Puerto Rican Virgin Islands, primarily consisting of the islands of Culebra and Vieques, are located east of the main island of Puerto Rico.
There’s scheduled Ferry service to both Islands from Fajardo.
Culebra is a secure, calm and relaxed destination where you can enjoy beautiful scenery and pristine, secluded beaches, one being the world famous Flamenco beach, considered one of the “Top 10 Beaches in the World”. Culebra has only one small town, Dewey, where the daily ferries arrive and depart from the “big island” of Puerto Rico. The town is basically one main street that crosses a bridge, turns a corner and ends at the ferry landing. Luis Peña is the second largest cay near Culebra. Many sandy beaches can be found on this cay. A wonderful coral reef located on the SW side is perfect for snorkeling.
The Island of Vieques derives its name from the Taino Indian word for small island (bieques). Its only town is Isabel Segunda. The island is located between Puerto Rico and St. Thomas (USVI), and is separated from the southeast coast of Puerto Rico by approximately 8 miles of sea, although if you are taking a ferry from Fajardo the distance will be 18 miles. Numerous other small cays (islets) lie offshore of Vieques. The island is also home to one of Puerto Rico’s three bioluminescent bays and is considered the best example of a bioluminescent bay in the United States. The best Vieques Island has to offer is the beauty of the beaches. Wide bays, small secluded coves, white sandy beaches, black sandy beaches, Isla de Vieques has plenty of solitary and beautiful beaches waiting for you.