Vieques, P.R.: Forts, diving, art and a bioluminescent bay By Gay Nagle Myers / July 24, 2003 Share 1 -- VIEQUES, Puerto Rico -- It's 2003, and the Caribbean has a new tourist destination to tout -- one that offers plenty to see and do. Here's a sampling: • Fort Conde de Mirasol dates from 1843 and was the last Spanish fort built in the Caribbean. The fort has been restored as a museum with exhibits, old maps and an art gallery. Hours are Wednesdays to Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; admission is $2; call (787) 741-1717.• El Faro de Punta Mulas Lighthouse, built in 1896, has a beam that can be seen 16 miles away. It was restored in 1992 and now houses a museum. Hours are Tuesdays through Sundays; admission is free. For information, call (787) 741-0060.• The bioluminescent bay is best seen on moonless nights when millions of one-celled creatures called dinoflagellates glow in neonlike blue colors. Island Adventures offers two-hour evening trips by pontoon boat at $20 per person; (787) 741-0720. Blue Lagoon Kayaks features kayak trips for $10 person, (787) 741-0025.• More than 50 beaches ring Vieques, and most are open to the public. Locals recommend Green Beach, Sun Bay, Red Beach and Blue Beach. Secret Beach has great snorkeling.• Cafe Media Luna, on the second floor of a yellow colonial house in Isabel Segunda, one of the two towns on the island, serves tapas-style dinners featuring Latin/Asian cuisine. Call (787) 741-2594.• Also recommended: The restaurant at the Inn on the Blue Horizon, (787) 741-3318.• Blue Caribe Dive Center in Esperanza, the other town on Vieques, charges $90 for a two-tank dive and equipment rental. Lots of reefs and sea life. Call (787) 741-2522.For Vieques information, visit www.gotopuertorico.com; www.enchantedisle.com; and www.islavieques.com. Puerto Rico Tourism Co. has offices in Isabel Segunda.Get More!For more details on this article, see Wyndham gets in on ground floor.