Let it be known that the first time I saw a black sand beach was in Puerto Rico and I am in awe!
📍Playa Negra, Vieques Island, PR pic.twitter.com/xflvXSFgwj
— Victoria Funké (@stylishtrotter) December 21, 2019
As its name implies, Playa Negra is a black sand beach in Vieques. Volcanic material from islands such as Monte Pirata washes onto the shore to create the beautiful dark sand that captures well in pictures.
As a result, this serene, tropical beach is considered one of the best beaches to visit in Puerto Rico.
Many tourists visit the beach because of its picturesque landscape, which includes clear turquoise waters and golden rock formations. Even better, it’s only a short walk away from the vibrant town of Esperanza.
Playa Negra is a popular beach, but you’ll find its quiet and tranquil vibes to be a relaxing hideaway.