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A Paradise in Every Beach

Puerto Rico might be a small island, but it is surrounded by more than 270 miles of beautiful coastline. And it’s not just the quantity of beaches that’s impressive. There’s an endless number of activities you can do under the sun. Some offer you world-class surfing. Others feature miles of reefs with plenty of marine life to admire.

Even if you just want to spend the day relaxing just taking in the beauty of white sand and turquoise water, there’s a beach just for you. It’s no wonder why a few of them have been recognized as the best in the world.

Beach Locator

Secluded Beaches

Getting there might be a bit of hike, but it’s definitely worth it.

La Esperanza, Barceloneta

A small beach between large cast rocks

Activities: Swimming
Address: Road 616, Manati
Parking: No

La Playuela (Playa Sucia), Cabo Rojo

Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing
Address: Road 301 Km 11.5 Cabo Rojo 00623
Parking: No

Buyé, Cabo Rojo

A small white sand and calm beach in Cabo Rojo.

Activities: Swimming
Address: Road 307 Km 3.8 Bo. Pedernales Cabo Rojo 00623
Parking: No

Zoni Beach, Culebra

A large and secluded white sand beach.

Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing
Address: Carr 250, Northeast Culebra Island
Parking: No

Playa Escondida, Fajardo

Cristaline and calm water beach, part of Seven Seas Nature Reserve reserve.

Activities: Swimming
Address: 25 minutes walking trail from Seven Seas Public Beach
Parking: No

Manglillo, Guánica

A spectacular mangrove canal beach with facilities.

Activities: Swimming, Picknicking
Address: Road 325 Guánica 00653
Parking: No

Playa Rosada, Lajas

Protected area in La Parguera with a natural ocean pool prepared with a wood structure.

Activities: Swimming, Picknicking
Address: Paseo de los Guayacanes Road, Steet 7, La Parguera, Lajas
Parking: No

Mar Chiquita, Manatí

A large semi circular beach with clear blue waters.

Activities: Hiking
Address: Road 685 Manatí 00674
Parking: Yes

Steps Beach, Tres Palmas Reserve, Rincón

Tres Palmas Reserve principal beach. Quiet beach and favorite spot for snorkelers.

Activities: Snorkeling, SUP, Kayak
Address: Road 413, Rincón
Parking: No

Caracas (Red Beach), Vieques

White sand and blue water beach with Picnic facilities inside the Wildlife National Refuge of Vieques.

Activities: Snorkeling, Picknicking
Address: Road 997, US Fish & Wildlife National Refuge, South Vieques Island
Parking: No

Top Beaches

These are the most visited by tourists and locals alike, and feature many amenities.

Balneario de Carolina, Carolina

Activities: Picknicking, Playground, water play, sport & excersice
Address: Road #187 Isla Verde Carolina 00984
Parking: Yes
Blue Flag: Yes
Contact:
(787) 757-2626

Balneario Punta Salinas, Toa Baja

Activities: Inshore Fishing, Picnicking, Sports and Exercise
Address: Road #165 Levitown Toa Baja 00949
Parking: Yes
Blue Flag: Yes
Contact:
(787) 795-3325

Balneario Seven Seas, Fajardo

Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Picnicking, Sports and Exercise, Hiking
Address: Road #195 Km 48.8 1/2 Las Croabas Fajardo 00902
Parking: Yes
Blue Flag: Yes
Contact:
(787) 863-8180

Balneario Sun Bay, Vieques

Activities: Picnicking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Hiking, Camping
Address: Road #997 Bario La Esperanza Vieques 00765
Parking: Yes
Blue Flag: Yes
Contact:
(787) 741-8198

Balneario La Monserrate, Luquillo

Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Picnicking, Playground
Address: Road #3 Km 32 Hm 0 Ave. 65Inf. Luquillo 00773
Parking: Yes
Blue Flag: Yes
Contact:
(787) 889-5871

Balneario El Escambrón, San Juan

Activities: Biking, Picnicking, Surfing, Sports and Exercise, Snorkeling, Scuba diving
Address: Muñoz Rivera Ave; Puerta de Tierra San Juan 00902
Parking: Yes
Blue Flag: Yes
Contact:
(787) 721-6133

Balneario de Boquerón, Cabo Rojo

Activities: Picnicking, Kayaking
Address: Road 101 (Pablado Boquerón) Cabo Rojo 00622
Parking: Yes
Blue Flag: Yes
Contact:
(787) 851-1940

Playa Pelícano, Reserva Natural Isla Caja de Muertos, Ponce

Activities: Picnicking, Kayaking, Snorkeling; Hiking
Address: Caja de Muerto island, Off shore South Ponce
Parking: No
Blue Flag: Yes
Contact:
(787) 999-2200

Balneario Playa Flamenco, Culebra

Activities: Camping, Picnicking, Snorkeling
Address: Road 251 Culebra 00775
Parking: Yes
Blue Flag: No
Contact:
(787) 724-3525

Surfing

Come here exclusively for world-class waves.

Aviones, Loíza

Waves break left and right. All year is a good season.

Activities: Surfing

Bridges, Aguadilla

Waves break to the right and the bottom is rock and coral reefs. Good for all levels of surfers.

Activities: Surfing

Fiji, San Juan

It only breaks to the left. The bottom is coral reefs. Recommended for the most experienced surfers.

Activities: Surfing

Inches, Patillas

Waves break to the left. The summer is the best time to surf here. This beach is safe for all levels of surfers.

Activities: Surfing

Jobos, Isabela

Located on the northwest corner of Puerto Rico, Jobos has a bit of everything: rugged fossilized sand dunes, a beautiful beach for the non-surfers, and some tasty local eateries. It also has some of the island’s most consistent waves and a surfing experience that can be enjoyed by surfers of all levels. Waves break to the right and the bottom is coral reefs. Good for all levels of surfers.

Activities: Surfing

La Ocho, San Juan

Waves break left and right. This beach can be surfed by all levels of surfers. The bottom is coral reefs.

Activities: Surfing

La Pared, Luquillo

Waves break left and right.

Activities: Surfing

Los Tubos, Manatí

Waves break left and right. The bottom is made of coral reefs. It’s recommended for intermediate to professional surfers.

Activities: Surfing

Wilderness, Aguadilla

Waves break left and right. The bottom is made of coral reefs. It’s recommended for intermediate to professional surfers.

Activities: Surfing

Las Ruinas, Aguadilla

Waves break left and right. The bottom is rocks. It’s a good beach for all levels of surfers, except during a large swell, in which case it could be dangerous for beginners.

Activities: Surfing

Shacks, Isabela

Waves break mostly to the right. It's recommended for intermediate or professional level surfers.

Activities: Surfing

Marías, Rincón

Waves break to the left and the bottom is rocks and coral reefs. Recommended for intermediate-level surfers.

Activities: Surfing

Crash Boat, Aguadilla

Aguadilla’s most famous beach attracts surfers, bathers, and families alike. The beach was originally intended to serve as a dock, but that didn’t quite work out. Instead, the pier and nature combined to create a fun surf spot for all experience levels.

Activities: Surfing

Middles, Isabela

Another favorite among experienced surfers and pros, this was the main beach for the 2010 Rip Curl Pro Search, which brought some of the planet’s best surfers to Puerto Rico’s west coast. With its cinema-quality deep barrels, it’s not hard to see why.

Activities: Surfing

Domes, Rincón

One of the most popular surfing beaches in Puerto Rico, Domes is named for the massive dome that perches over the coast at its northern end. A remnant of a nuclear reactor built in the 1960s (don’t worry, the nuclear waste is long gone), the giant dome, together with the Rincón Lighthouse, make this one of the more scenic beaches on the island.

Activities: Surfing

Cays & Islets

Located at smaller islands off the main coast of Puerto Rico, a short boat ride will take you to some of our most beautiful beaches.

La Parguera Cays, Lajas

Activities: Snorkeling, Swimming
Address: Road 304, Docks from La Parguera Village
Boats: Nautical Operators

Cayo Aurora (Gilligan Island), Guánica

Activities: Naturaleza, Snorkeling, Kayaking
Address: Road 333 to Dock. Guánica 00653
Boats: Copamarina Hotel

Ratones Island, Cabo Rojo

Activities: Snorkeling, Picknicking, Kayaking
Address: Road 102 Km 13.8 Bo. Joyuda
Boats: Adventures Tourmarine

Caja Muertos, Ponce

Activities: Snorkeling, Hiking
Address: Dock at La Guancha, Ponce
Boats: Island Venture

Icacos, Fajardo

Activities: Snorkeling
Address: La Cordillera Reserve, East Fajardo
Boats: Nautical Operators

Palominito, Fajardo

Activities: Snorkeling
Address: La Cordillera Reserve, East Fajardo
Boats: Nautical Operators

Tortuga Beach, Culebra

Activities: Snorkeling, Hiking
Address: Culebrita Island, East Culebra
Boats: Nautical Operators

Snorkeling

Some of our most beautiful landscapes are below sea level.

La Pocita at El Escambrón, San Juan

Playa Tamarindo, Culebra

Carlos Rosario, Culebra

Step Beach, Tres Palmas Reserve, Rincón

Crash Boat, Aguadilla

Mosquito Pier, Vieques

Punta Maracayo, Hatillo

Activities
Surfing and Kiteboarding The first surfers came to Puerto Rico in the 1960s. And as soon as they caught that first wave, they haven’t left. See More
Vieques & Culebra More than an all-star island, Puerto Rico is actually an all-star archipelago. Just several miles off the east coast are the island towns of Vieques and Culebra. See More
Diving What you’ll see below sea level in Puerto Rico will be above and beyond your expectations. See More
Paddleboarding Paddleboarding is probably the fastest-growing aquatic sport in Puerto Rico. There are many ideal spots around the island, all of which offer lessons and rentals. See More
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