Planning a trip to Puerto Rico? Head to Vieques, a pristine Caribbean paradise!
This tiny island is a hidden gem with endless opportunities to explore and relax. It is amazingly welcoming to visitors and offers many fun, sustainable tourist activities perfect for cannabis enthusiasts!
Vieques is known for its wild horses (yep, you read that right - wild horses!), birdwatching, and breathtaking beaches. But that's not all - it's also home to a magical bioluminescent bay that will leave you spellbound.
As if that weren't enough, Vieques is also cannabis friendly! Although not recreationally legal, its laid-back vibe and sustainable nature-centered activities make it the perfect place to kick back in a hammock with a joint in hand.
Where Can I Toke?
The island is rich in pristine beaches with clear blue water to enjoy a joint or two. You will definitely smell weed wafting up and down the beaches. Overall, in my experience, locals and tourists here enjoy cannabis in public places but discreetly.
Vieques has so much to offer, from the friendly locals to the stunning scenery. Whether you're spending a lazy day in the water or hiking to the sacred Ceiba Tree, this incredible island has no shortage of smoking spots for cannabis lovers to enjoy some green. As a seasoned cannabis traveller, here is my list of the top ten things to do when you visit!
1. Rent a Golf Cart
The best way to explore Vieques is by renting a golf cart. I mean it. It is ridiculously fun! Plus, it's affordable, easy to maneuver, and lets you take in the stunning scenery at your own pace. Pack a picnic and some joints and spend the day exploring the island's beautiful beaches and landmarks.
2. Visit The Ceiba Tree
The Ceiba Tree is a beloved landmark to the locals of Vieques. Over three hundred years old, it is said to have healing properties. Ceiba trees are considered one of the tree wonders of the world. Take a moment to meditate or spark a joint in this serene spot and soak in the positive energy.
3. Enjoy Fresh Local Food Vieques has some of the best Caribbean cuisine around. From fresh seafood to plantains or fresh avocados and tropical fruit, you'll find plenty of tasty options to satisfy your munchies. On the beach in Esperanza, the seafood "poutine" from Bananas Restaurant is a must-try! And don't skip the local food truck outside the ferry terminal, where you can try delicious street food like pinchos or empanadillas.
4. Experience Wild Horses
Vieques is home to hundreds of wild horses that roam the island freely. Rent a golf cart and take a drive around the island to see these beautiful creatures up close. Just remember to respect their space and enjoy the view from a distance.
5. Take a Trip to the Marina
Take a break from the land and hit the sea! The Vieques Marina offers a variety of boating and water activities, including fishing, snorkelling, and scuba diving. Take a puff on a joint while you're out on the water and enjoy the stunning views.
6. Go to the Beach
Go to literally any of the many beaches on the island! Vieques has some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world. Spend a day soaking up the sun and swimming in the crystal-clear water. Bring a beach umbrella, some cold drinks, and a few pre-rolls to make the most of your day in paradise. And remember the sunscreen!
7. Kayak the Bioluminescent Bay
The bioluminescent bay in Vieques is one of the island's top attractions. You cannot miss this! It's an absolute must-see. It is a kayak tour that will leave you breathless. This is no ordinary excursion; it's a night tour across a world-renowned bioluminescent bay. It is one of only five bays like this in the world, and it's filled with bioluminescent (glow-in-the-dark) plankton. It's an unforgettable experience, especially when you pregame with a joint or two.
The tour guides will pick you up at a designated spot and take you to the bay, where you will get your kayak. As you paddle, the phytoplankton are disturbed and magically light up the water, creating an ethereal glow that will leave you in awe. Trust me; it's an otherworldly experience. Smoke a doobie before you go! The vibe is max chill, and many guides also smoke weed. So, get stoned and paddle through the sparkling bay under a starry sky.
8. Go Bird Watching
Vieques is a bird watcher's dream destination. With over 120 species of birds, it's a must-visit for nature enthusiasts. Rent a pair of binoculars, take a puff on a joint, and head out to the wildlife refuge to see how many birds you can spot. I saw many parrots and even a pelican!
9. Visit Playa Negra, The Black Sand Beach
The black sand beaches in Vieques are truly unique. Visit Playa Negra to see the stunning contrast between dark sand and turquoise water. Take a joint or two and relax while you take in the beauty of this natural wonder.
10. Drink Pina Coladas
Last but not least, Puerto Rico is the birthplace of the world-famous Pina Colada. Sample this delicious cocktail at one of the island's many beach bars or restaurants. Sip on this tropical drink and enjoy the island vibes with a buzz from some locally sourced cannabis.
Take a golf cart ride, hit the beach, see the wild horses, and enjoy the local cuisine. With plenty of activities to keep you busy or relaxed, Vieques is the perfect stoner's paradise.
Leaving Puerto Rico via San Juan Airport?
As tempting as it is to take some of the local weed home with you, never travel with cannabis. When leaving Puerto Rico, the San Juan Airport has lots of K9s on duty. But there is an excellent alternative - pick up some CBD drinks at the airport to make your flight home perfectly relaxed.
Why don't all airports have these?!
Want to hear more about my cannabis adventure in Puerto Rico? Check out The Smoking Spot Podcast with me, Amanda Breeze, and my co-host Ryan Herron! The episode is called Blunts on the Beach in Puerto Rico. And includes an awesome interview about the local cannabis scene from local BioBay Tour Guide, Cesar! Click the link above or listen to it wherever you get your podcasts!