Playa Voltios – Hiking Beach

Playa Voltios - Hiking Beach

Playa Voltios – Hiking Beach

A hidden treasure – the locals call it “Playa Voltios”. Although the entrance to this gem is draped in power lines, once passed, you enter a realm of hiker heaven.

Playa Voltios is located on the north shore of Vieques Island. It’s at the most eastern point of the municipal land, right next to the Fish and Wildlife Refuge. You will see a large electrical transformer station at the entrance and there are several walking paths to take you to the beach from the parking area.

There are usually not more than a hand full of people walking or fishing so it’s quite peaceful, especially in the early morning or late afternoon. Bring sandals or tennis shoes to hike along the rocky shore in either direction.

This is not really a swimming beach but there are several coves where you can take a dip to cool off. If you hike to the east, bring a pack with plenty of water and snacks. There’s not much cover from the sun, so hats and loose/long clothing are also good ideas.

About an hour and a half hike to the East will bring you to a rocky area that is only passable during low tide, so check the tide table and don’t get stuck! If you do pass the rocks, you will be hiking directly toward a geographical point of the Bermuda Triangle, or Punta Diablo!