Where to Shop in Vieques, PR
Jan 19, 2023 at 7:00 AM in Where to Shop
Vieques, Puerto Rico, is a small island off the eastern shore of Puerto Rico where travelers and locals enjoy uncrowded beaches, the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world (Mosquito Bay), and the largest natural wildlife refuge in the Caribbean. Vieques boast unparalleled natural beauty and biodiversity that will remind travelers of the Caribbean of the past. If you’re looking for a tropical getaway that’s not far from home, head to Vieques, PR, you won’t even need a passport. While Vieques is a small island, it has a surprising amount of quality shops and restaurants for visitors to enjoy. Continue reading below for Where to Shop in Vieques, PR.
Photo courtesy of Estudio Arte Fango
For gifts and souvenirs
Want to take home something for your loved ones? Head to Estudio Arte Fango, located above the ever-popular Dingy Dock restaurant. Browse for local art, one-of-a-kind t-shirts, and handmade jewelry and paintings from the husband-wife owners. Owner and local artist Jorge Acevedo is known for his seascape paintings. On Saturdays, you can find him downstairs at the restaurant playing the bongos.
For all your island essentials
Nothing is worse than showing up to your vacation and realizing you’ve forgotten something critical, like your swimsuit, diving mask, or sun hat. La Cava has you covered for all your vacation and beach needs. Whether you forgot your beach gear or you’re looking for a fun souvenir for your family and friends.
Photo courtesy of Siddhia Hutchinson / Glen Wielgus Gallery Vieques
For local art
Vieques may be small, but it’s easy to find local art, handicrafts, and fine art. Our favorite of the many galleries on the island is Siddhia Hutchinson / Glen Wielgus Gallery Vieques. This local gallery has been around since the mid-1980s and showcases pastel watercolor prints, limited-edition ceramics, and so much more. You can even find locally-made jewelry.
Photo courtesy of Sol Creation
To freshen up your wardrobe
Let the island life inspire your style, and leave Vieques with an updated wardrobe. Shoppers looking for hip, designer-quality clothing should head to Sol Creation. Sol Creation offers shoppers an intimate shopping experience with designs and styles inspired by the sea and beach lifestyle. Shop for fine linen, silk, bohemian jewelry, and more. Looking for gifts for him? Fear not, men can find an extensive collection of fine clothing at Sol Collective as well.
For jewelry and fine art
Butiki is another top-tier gallery and jewelry shop in Vieques where shoppers can find everything from fine jewelry to original oil paintings. Co-owner Stephanie Blake is known around the island for her friendly and helpful personality. Stop in and browse and get insider tips on where to go on the island.
For all your diving, snorkeling, and kayaking needs
If you feel like getting out of the beach chair and into the water, the team at Black Beard Sports has everything you need. Shop or rent snorkeling masks, fins, diving gear, kayaks, and more. This adventure sports outfitter is also a 5-Star PADI IDC that offers snorkeling and diving tours around the island. Learn to dive, take a guided tour, or simply rent a snorkel and head to the beach.