Isabel Segunda, on the northern coast of Vieques, is the island-municipality’s main population center. A mix of residential and commercial areas makes it the busiest neighborhood on the island, functioning as the hub for local activity.
The town’s principal focal point is the ferry terminal, where visitors and residents converge to commute to and from the main island of Puerto Rico.
Overlooking the port, the Faro Punta Mulas stands erect as a relic of times past when it guided ships safely into the harbor. Originally built at the end of the 19th century, the lighthouse is no longer in use – but its placement atop the hill still offers privileged views of the coast and the town of Isabel Segunda.
Vieques’s main public square, the Plaza de Recreo Luis Muñoz Rivera, is a vital part of daily life and serves as a local gathering spot. As in most of Puerto Rico’s municipalities, the plaza is located in the center of town, surrounded by the city hall and a chapel.
The streets adjacent to this plaza include a variety of shops, restaurants, and services that cater to tourists and residents alike. These streets are probably Vieques’s more heavily transited yet remain relatively still, further proof of the island’s relaxed ambience.