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Visit Vieques

Experience close encounters with giant sea stars, bask on sunny beaches, and soak up local culture on this little-known island near Puerto Rico.

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Vieques Puerto Rico: Saddle up shoreside
Photographer David Hillegas

Saddle up shoreside

Ride horseback on the beach on a trained Paso Fino horse ($65 for two hours) with Esperanza Riding Co. Or, if you just want to catch a glimpse of these stunning animals, wild Paso Fino horses can be found grazing ocean-side or galloping through tropical brush in the National Wildlife Refuge. Esperanza Riding Co.; 787/435-0073 or naturalvieques.com.



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