The “Isla del Encanto” has several of the best beaches in the Caribbean Sea, many surrounded by beautiful wooded surroundings and with all the tourist services to experience excellent vacations.
These are the best beaches in Puerto Rico distributed among the Greater Antilles, smaller islands and keys, which together form the Puerto Rican archipelago.
1. Flamenco Beach, Culebra
Let’s start with one of the most famous beaches in Puerto Rico, Flamenco.
Playa Flamenco is a resort on Isla Culebra with clear waters and fine white sand. It is one of the best Puerto Rican beaches for, among other characteristics, being bordered by a wildlife reserve.
To get to the beach with a Blue Flag certificate, you will take a boat in the city of Fajardo that will leave you in Culebra. From the island you can reach the beach by public transport.
Flamenco is shaped like a horseshoe, with an extension of more than 1000 meters. It has gentle waves, perfect for swimming.
Another attraction are the tanks abandoned by the US Army from the time it was carrying out military exercises in Culebra.
Best Hotels Near Flamenco Beach, Culebra
Vista Bella Apartments is an apartment complex with a barbecue area in the Clark 260 neighborhood of Isla Culebra, 4 minutes by car from Playa Flamenco.
It has apartments with 1 and 2 bedrooms and studio type, with private bathroom, shower, air conditioning, cable TV and equipped kitchen.
It is 2 km from markets, grocery stores and restaurants.
Restaurants Near Flamenco Beach, Culebra
Very close to the Culebra boat terminal is Heather’s, a restaurant serving Italian dishes, pizzas and American cuisine. It is informal, very crowded and the quality/price ratio is very satisfactory.
The non-alcoholic mojitos and piña coladas are very tasty and the medium pizzas are enough for 2 people. It has a variety of pastas on the menu with fresh ingredients.
See in the following video aerial shots of this famous beach:
2. La Monserrate Beach, Luquillo
Luquillo is a coastal municipality near the northeastern tip of Puerto Rico, 49 km east of San Juan.
La Monserrate is one of the favorite beaches in Puerto Rico for its beauty, diversity of entertainment (kayak, jet skis, windsurfing, pedal boats, flyboarding) and its proximity to the El Yunque National Forest (9 km), which is home to rivers , waterfalls, hiking trails, camping areas and cabins.
Playa La Monserrate is recognized as a Blue Flag. It has police surveillance, lifeguards, and its restaurants serve a wide variety of tropical drinks and island cuisine.
Best Hotels Near La Monserrate Beach, Luquillo
Casa Coral is in front of the beach, on Calle Jeremías Román. It is a very cheap accommodation with terrace, garden, shared kitchen and free Wi-Fi.
The standard double rooms share a bathroom and have a double and folding bed, shower, patio, balcony, air conditioning, clothes dryer, kitchen, refrigerator, microwave, kitchen utensils, toaster, outdoor furniture and outdoor dining area.
Restaurants Near La Monserrate Beach, Luquillo
500 meters from Playa La Monserrate is Kioscos Luquillo, a traditional gastronomic market with delicious Caribbean and Latin cuisine.
It is one of the oldest and best-known corners of typical cuisine on the island, whose variety of food is wide, as there are 60 kiosks specialized in different dishes and fried foods, many of them prepared at the moment and in full view of the public. It is a place to eat casually at low prices.
See below a video with beautiful images of this beach:
3. Boqueron Beach, Cabo Rojo
Due to its location on the west coast, Boquerón is one of the best beaches in Puerto Rico to watch the sunset. It is in Cabo Rojo, a Puerto Rican town called the “Capital of Tourism” and the “Capital of Seafood”, 15 km south of Mayagüez and 79 km west of Ponce.
The beach is Blue Flag. It has abundant palm trees and mangroves that, in addition to beautifying the landscape, are the habitat of a beautiful biodiversity.
On the beach there is a ramp that makes it easier for people with special limitations to enter the water, as well as a children’s play area and beach volleyball and basketball courts.
On the beach there are cabins and villas rented at good prices.
Best Hotels Near Playa Boqueron, Cabo Rojo
Mi Tierra is a 3-star hotel at km 16.4 of Highway 102, Cabo Rojo. It has an outdoor pool and deluxe rooms for 2 people with a large double bed, air conditioning, private bathroom, flat screen TV, fridge, tea/coffee maker and free Wi-Fi.
Blue House Joyuda is a beautiful blue house with 2 floors at km 9.8 of Highway 102. It has air conditioning, living room, flat screen TV, well-equipped kitchen, dining area, garden, barbecue area and private bathroom with hairdryer. of hair.
Restaurants Near Playa Boqueron, Cabo Rojo
The Buena Vibra restaurant is in Puerto Real, Cabo Rojo. It specializes in fish, shellfish, and Caribbean and Latin cuisine. The service is top notch and the waiters explain how each dish is prepared. The presentation is extraordinary and the portions are generous.
Watch this beautiful beach in the following video:
4. Sun Bay Beach, Vieques
Vieques is the largest island in the Puerto Rican archipelago after Puerto Rico or Isla Grande. It has an area of 135 km 2 and is 10 km off the southeast coast of the main island.
One of the best beaches in Vieques is Sun Bay, with crystal clear turquoise waters, fine white sand and certified Blue Flag. Also, it has lifeguards.
You will be able to camp at excellent prices in their delimited areas. Cooking is not allowed, but there is a café and food and drink outlets nearby.
The island of Vieques is home to a National Wildlife Refuge that has forests, beaches, coastal lagoons, mangroves, and an archaeological heritage.
Best Hotels Near Sun Bay Beach, Vieques
Malecón House is a 4-star boutique hotel on Calle Flamboyán 105 in Vieques, with 13 studio-type rooms equipped with a large double bed, private bathroom, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, refrigerator, safe, and hairdryer.
It is close to the best beaches in Vieques, as well as restaurants, bars and shops. The Bioluminescent Bay, one of the great attractions of the island, is less than 3 km from the hotel.
Restaurants Near Sun Bay Beach, Vieques
Bigotes Restaurant is at km 1.3 of Calle 200. It specializes in seafood and Caribbean cuisine. Their prices are not high.
Bananas is another Vieques restaurant with a menu of Latin, Caribbean and American food. It is on the avenue, in front of the beach. Their prices are affordable.
Here is a video with images of this fantastic beach:
5. El Escambron Beach, San Juan
It is one of the beaches in San Juan Puerto Rico that is in the metropolitan area, one of the most visited in the capital of the US Commonwealth because it can be reached by public transportation.
In addition to practicing water sports, you can visit the Parque del Tercer Milenio, a place with walking routes, jogging and a baseball stadium.
The spa, distinguished with a Blue Flag, has access through a bridge to the Luis Muñoz Rivera Park, which offers other possibilities for children’s entertainment. It has security, restaurants, bars and points of sale of handicrafts.
Best Hotels Near Playa El Escambron
Casa Sol Bed and Breakfast is a 3-star establishment with Green Key certification, 500 meters from Playa El Escambrón, with bed and breakfast accommodation. It is in the historic center of San Juan in an attractive and conditioned colonial building from the 18th century.
Deluxe rooms for 2 people have a large double bed, private bathroom, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, safe and ironing kit.
Restaurants Near El Escambron Beach
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse, 700 meters from Playa El Escambrón, is on Avenida Muñoz Rivera 15. The tradition is to start with caipirinhas, the popular Brazilian cocktails prepared with cachaca, the country’s typical distillate.
Enjoy this aerial view of this busy beach:
6. Palomino Island, Fajardo
Small island of 0.41 km 2 to the east of Puerto Rico, on the coast of Las Croabas, Fajardo, with a distinguished beach with a Blue Flag.
It is one of the 5 private islands of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, whose owners lease it to the Waldorf Astoria group, which operates the luxury resort, El Conquistador.
Isla Palomino is fantastic for diving and snorkeling because its coastline has abundant seagrasses, which serve as food and shelter for a large aquatic fauna.
Best Hotels in Palomino Island, Fajardo
The only hotel on the island is El Conquistador, managed by the Waldorf Astoria brand. Luxurious resort facing the beautiful beach of the island that has been certified with the Blue Flag, for environmental excellence and safety.
The complex has restaurants and bars, an 18-hole golf course, a complete spa, and a fantastic water park with pools, slides, waterfalls, and rapids.
At the foot of the beach are the comfortable villas with suites and luxury rooms.
Guests can go horseback riding and it has equipment for water sports.
Best Restaurants in Palomino Island, Fajardo
The only restaurants on the island are those belonging to the El Conquistador Resort, which has places for casual dining, fine dining, bars and lounges.
In Fajardo there are seafood restaurants, pizzerias, Caribbean, Spanish, Italian and American restaurants; cafes and fast food outlets.
Watch this video below with incredible images of this beach:
7. Isla Verde Beach, Carolina
Carolina is integrated into the metropolitan area of San Juan de Puerto Rico, 27 km from the historic center of the island capital.
Its sandy area is one of the busiest on the island because it is in a densely populated area and because it is a long beach with white sand, clear waters and gentle waves.
The beach is surrounded by restaurants, bars and shops. Beach entertainment like jet skis, banana boats, and parasailing are available, all with plenty of police surveillance.
Best Hotels Near Isla Verde Beach, Carolina
TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde is a 3-star hotel on Avenida Isla Verde 4820, 100 meters from the beach.
It has an outdoor pool and its Emgrante Gastrobar restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is very close to Carolina’s restaurants, shops, bars and entertainment venues.
The rooms can accommodate between 2 and 4 people with private bathroom, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.
Restaurants Near Isla Verde Beach, Carolina
The Hotties Bar and Restaurant, on Carolina’s Isla Verde Avenue, specializes in Puerto Rican cuisine, including vegan options.
They have ice cold beer and a delicious piña colada, the attention is first class and the nightlife is fabulous.
Its rich guava butter suits fresh bread spectacularly.
Here is a video of this beautiful beach on July 4:
8. Crash Boat Beach, Aguadilla
Crash Boat, in the municipality of Aguadilla, is one of the best beaches on the island. Its waters are clear and calm, which makes it a perfect place to practice diving and snorkeling.
Aguadilla is in the bay of the same name, on the western coast of Puerto Rico, 31 km north of the city of Mayagüez. The cove is located between Punta Boquerón and Punta Borinquén, with hotels, restaurants and other tourist services.
Crash Boat has parking, beach furniture, picnic areas, restrooms, showers, and kiosks.
Best Hotels Near Crash Boat Beach, Aguadilla
Parador El Faro is a tourist accommodation with an outdoor pool, restaurant and free Internet connection, at km 2.1 of Highway 107, Borinquén, Aguadilla.
Its rooms can accommodate 2, 3 and 4 people. They have flat screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning, private bathroom, living room, ironing kit, hair and clothes dryer and portable clothesline.
Restaurants Near Crash Boat Beach, Aguadilla
Mona is a restaurant in Aguadilla with very well-cared details, from the decoration and cleanliness of the premises, to the service of the waiters, the presentation of the dishes and the seasoning of the food.
The breakfast of omelet with fries and hot chocolate is spectacular and the coffee is also very good.
See below various shots of this calm beach:
9. Tamarindo Beach, Yauco
Yauco is a Puerto Rican coastal town 12 km from Guánica, on the south coast of Puerto Rico, 30 km west of the city of Ponce.
Playa Tamarindo de Yauco is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. It is located on the coast of the Guánica State Forest, a national protected area and Biosphere Reserve that houses the best dry forest ecosystems in the Caribbean. Its access is through a short walk from Guánica, following a beautiful path.
The beach is not of massive use, so you can swim, dive and snorkel in its coral reefs, with peace of mind. It has good fishing and an area enabled for you to prepare the caught fish.
Best Hotels Near Tamarindo Beach, Yauco
At km 6.5 of Highway 333, Guánica, is Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa, a 4-star hotel on the beachfront.
It is located in a complex of 20 acres of tropical vegetation with a spa, 2 outdoor pools, hot tubs, and rooms with views of the Caribbean.
The rooms have air conditioning, private bathroom, living room, cable TV, safe, refrigerator and free Wi-Fi.
The Alexandra restaurant is for seafood and Puerto Rican dishes. Café Las Palmas serves Caribbean and regional food.
Restaurants Near Tamarindo Beach, Yauco
Qlantro is a first class cuisine restaurant specializing in Puerto Rican, Caribbean and Latin dishes, on the corner of Calle 25 de Julio and Fernando Pacheco, 48, Yauco.
Among its most praised dishes are the risotto, the filet mignon, the lamb chops and the churrasco stuffed with majada, all with reasonable prices.
Observe in the following video this beautiful beach that we are talking about:
10. Seven Seas Beach, Fajardo
It is one of the best beaches in Puerto Rico in the municipality of Fajardo, on the eastern coast of Puerto Rico, 59 km east of San Juan.
The beautiful and intimate Seven Seas beach has calm waters and in its environment you will feel like in a private sandbank.
Its aquatic ecosystems are perfect for diving and snorkeling. It is also one of the beaches in Puerto Rico certified with the Blue Flag for meeting environmental management, cleanliness and user safety standards.
Nearby is the Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve, which stands out for its wide variety of ecosystems and wildlife.
Best Hotels Near Seven Seas Beach, Fajardo
The Ocean Club Fajardo offers spacious 122 m 2 apartments with 3 bedrooms, 2 private bathrooms, air conditioning, balcony, ironing kit, refrigerator, kitchen, kitchen utensils, oven, microwave, coffee/tea maker, dining room, flat screen TV with cable channels, seating area, sofa and outdoor furniture.
The complex, located on the beachfront, also has an outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness center and tennis court.
Restaurants Near Seven Seas Beach, Fajardo
El Kiosco Calizo, in front of Seven Seas Beach, serves the largest fish in Fajardo.
The ribs in guava sauce, accompanied by a mashed potatoes with truffles and sautéed vegetables, are one of the chef’s specialties. Another house specialty is the mofongo stuffed with shrimp.
The prices are accessible, the attention is careful and the food, another level.
Watch this short video with a beautiful aerial shot of this beach:
11. Santa Beach, Guanica
It is the best-known beach in the municipality of Guánica, on the southwestern coast of Puerto Rico. It is located next to the La Parguera Nature Reserve, a protected area with luminescent bays, mangroves and reefs, which owes its name to the abundance of snappers.
The beach has white sand and clear, calm and flat waters, which makes it crowded. It has a camping area and on the boardwalk there are stalls selling typical dishes and handicrafts.
Best Hotels Near Playa Santa, Guanica
The Parador Guánica 1929 is an affordable 2-star hotel with beautiful views of the bay, 3 km from the beach.
Its rooms are equipped with private bathroom, flat screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning, balcony, living room, refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, dining area and outdoor furniture.
The establishment has outdoor swimming pools for children and adults, a gym, a playground, a basketball court, and a restaurant specializing in fish and seafood.
Restaurants Near Playa Santa, Guanica
Alexandra is at km 6.5 of Highway 333. It specializes in contemporary cuisine, fusion and seafood. The presentation of their dishes is a show and the seasoning is delicious.
The atmosphere is cozy and invites you to spend some time snacking, eating and enjoying a few drinks. Portobello mushrooms, lamb, fried snapper and chocolate cake are some of the delicacies on the menu.
Enjoy this video with images of this crowded beach:
12. La Guancha, Ponce
La Guancha is a waterfront recreational and cultural park in Ponce, on the south coast of Puerto Rico.
The beach is rocky, uncomfortable for swimming but good for sunbathing and playing beach volleyball.
In front of the sandbank there is a playground with swings and from the pier you can see the fish. It’s a nice environment.
In the Paseo Tablado de La Guancha there are kiosks of typical food and drinks, a route used to walk and admire the landscape.
Best Hotels Near La Guancha, Ponce
Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino, on Calle Reina, at the corner of Méndez Vigo and Unión, is a 4-star establishment in the historic area of Ponce with an outdoor pool, gym, the elegant Lola Eclectic Cuisine restaurant, Bar Viva, and Café Melao.
It has two buildings, one colonial and one modern. Its rooms have an extra-large double bed, air conditioning, flat-screen TV with cable channels, private bathroom, safe and ironing kit, among other amenities.
Restaurants Near La Guancha, Ponce
The Garito de Urayoan is located at No. 1 of the Paseo Tablado de La Guancha. Its menu is Mexican, Puerto Rican and Caribbean food, with tasty nachos al pastor and other Mexican dishes, as well as delicious churrasco.
Here is a video that shows you this fun place in more detail:
13. Dirty Beach, Cabo Rojo
Beach with turquoise and navy blue waters and white sand. A beautiful place on the Puerto Rican west coast near the Los Morrillos Lighthouse in Cabo Rojo, also known as La Playuela.
This lighthouse is located on a limestone cliff at the southwestern end of the Big Island of Puerto Rico, erected in 1882 to help navigate the risky Mona Passage, which is part of the ship routes that go to or come from the Atlantic. and the Panama Canal.
The beach has little waves and calm waters, with shallow areas ideal for children.
Best Hotels Near Dirty Beach, Cabo Rojo
Combate Beach Resort is a 3-star hotel at km 2.7 of Highway 3301, within the Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge, a space that belonged to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
The hotel has rooms with air conditioning, cable TV, private bathroom, living room and refrigerator. Its recreational spaces include 2 swimming pools (adults and children), a cafeteria and free Wi-Fi in common areas.
Restaurants Near Dirty Beach, Cabo Rojo
Agua al Cuello is a spacious, clean and cozy restaurant at the Parador Bahía Salinas Beach Hotel, at km 11.5 of Highway 301, Cabo Rojo.
It has a varied menu of seafood and Caribbean, Latin, Spanish and Puerto Rican cuisine, with dishes that its guests taste with a beautiful view of the sea.
Watch carefully this video that details this unique beach:
14. Guilligan Island, Guanica
Guilligan is a small island also called Cayo Aurora, near the southwestern coast of Puerto Rico, in the jurisdiction of the municipality of Guánica.
The journey from the coast to the key, surrounded by a spectacular beach with crystal clear and shallow waters, only takes 5 minutes by water taxi.
In the immediate vicinity you will see mangroves with a rich variety of fish. There are 2 channels of turquoise blue waters that are 3 meters deep, perfect for swimming, kayaking and snorkeling.
A restaurant provides transportation service from the coast of Guánica to Guilligan, also providing food and drinks.
The number of daily visitors to the island is restricted to 200 people.
Best Hotels Near Guilligan Island, Guanica
At km 8.6 of Highway 127 you will find the Costa Bahía Hotel Convention Center and Casino, a 3-star establishment that includes a buffet breakfast in the rate.
It has a lagoon-style pool, 2 restaurants with Puerto Rican and international cuisine, a bar and a beauty salon.
The luxurious rooms for 2 , 3 and 4 people, with a surface area of 37 m2 , have air conditioning, private bathroom, free Wi-Fi, living room, flat screen TV with satellite channels, safe, ironing kit and coffee maker.
Restaurants Near Guilligan Island, Guanica
Caños Pizza prepares delicious pizzas and loaded roast potatoes. They also have burritos, lasagna, sandwiches, fried chicken and other dishes on the menu. Pastrami sandwiches and tostones are very tasty.
The restaurant is on Calle 25 de Julio 77 in Guánica.
Appreciate in this video how beautiful this little island is:
15. Women’s Pool, Manatee
Manatí is a coastal municipality on the north coast of Puerto Rico, 51 km west of San Juan, with several beaches, Poza de las Mujeres being one of the most beautiful.
Also known as La Esperanza beach, it has crystal clear waters with waves that can be intense. It is a virgin sandbank, so you must take everything for your comfort.
Poza de las Mujeres was the place where the ladies of colonial high society took discreet sea baths in the 17th and 18th centuries. Its main attractions are the beauty of the surroundings and how secluded it is.
Best Hotels Near Poza de las Mujeres, Manati
Hyatt Place Manatí has an outdoor pool, free Internet connection in all facilities, a restaurant, and a fitness center.
Its rooms have an extra-large double bed and a sofa bed, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a private bathroom, air conditioning, a living room, an ironing kit, a safe and a portable drying rack.
The hotel is on Highway Pr-2 122.
Restaurants Near Poza de las Mujeres, Manati
El Tren de Cano is a restaurant with Caribbean, Puerto Rican and Latin cuisine, at km 48 of highway 2, Manatí.
Its cuisine is of high quality and prepared in the traditional style. The house is famous for its vanilla flan.
Here I leave you a video with very nice images of this place, as well as curious facts about it:
16. Hidden Beach, Fajardo
It is true that it is somewhat hidden, but the 15-minute walk along a path lined with mangroves is worth it. The sandbank is in the Northeast Ecological Corridor, a 12 km 2 nature reserve with coastlines, coral communities, forest ecosystems, wetlands, and a bioluminescent lagoon.
It is one of the best virgin beaches in Fajardo, which implies bringing everything that is going to be consumed. Its waters are calm and near the shore there is a small reef with interesting aquatic fauna.
Best Hotels Near Escondida Beach, Fajardo
El Hotelito at The Rainforest Experience Farm is an ecological 4-star establishment in the midst of beautiful tropical gardens, on the edge of the El Yunque National Forest.
The 37 m 2 colonial-style rooms have a large double bed, a sofa bed, a balcony, a garden, a private bathroom, a dining area and outdoor furniture.
Electric energy is solar and rainwater is collected and used. The restaurant-bar serves Puerto Rican and international cuisine.
Restaurants Near Escondida Beach, Fajardo
In Parque Pasivo, Las Croabas, at the end of Highway 987, is Kasavista Fajardo, a restaurant with excellent service and better cuisine, overlooking the sea.
The varied menu includes seafood and Puerto Rican and Caribbean dishes. They also prepare a delicious chillo and a churrasco. They have the best mofongo and the best 3 leches in town.
See below several shots of this beautiful beach:
17. Pico de Piedra Beach, Aguada
It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Puerto Rico and is close to the town of Aguada, on the northwestern coast of the main island, 27 km north of the city of Mayagüez.
Desecheo is visible from the beach, an island discovered by Christopher Columbus that, in addition to being a refuge for pirates and bandits, was a bomb-testing site for the US Army.
The beach has an area for diving, kiosks, showers and a children’s area. Also lifeguards.
In Playa Pico de Piedra a musical festival of Caribbean rhythms is celebrated on June 24.
Best Hotels Near Pico de Piedra Beach, Aguada
The Hotel Columbus is on the beachfront, at km 1.5 of Highway 441, Aguada. It is located in the place of Aguadilla Bay where Christopher Columbus landed when he discovered Puerto Rico on his second voyage.
The hotel has a restaurant, nightclub and horseback riding. The rooms have private bathroom, balcony, air conditioning, television, refrigerator and hair dryer.
Restaurants Near Pico de Piedra Beach, Aguada
La Casa del Dorado is a restaurant on the beach that prepares fresh fish and seafood, with attentive and fast service. His tripe is also very rich. It has good prices.
Observe in the following video this beautiful beach from different points of view:
18. Small Sea, Manatee
Mar Chiquita is a beach in the municipality of Manatí, on the northern coast of Puerto Rico, 45 minutes from San Juan. The surrounding rocks make it a natural pool of transparent emerald green waters.
Near the beach you will have where to eat and several archaeological sites.
Best Hotels Near Mar Chiquita, Manati
Manatí World Point Inn has an outdoor heated pool, hot tub, gardens, shared lounge, terrace, and free Wi-Fi.
Its rooms and suites are mobile homes with air conditioning, private pool, private bathroom, air conditioning, flat screen TV, refrigerator, dining room, stove and outdoor furniture.
The hotel is located at km 2.2 of Highway 685, a 5-minute drive from Mar Chiquita.
Restaurants Near Mar Chiquita, Manati
Costa Azul Restaurant & Lounge prepares Puerto Rican and Caribbean food, with a wide variety of dishes at affordable prices and excellent service.
Their cocktails with seasonal fruits are very tasty and among the dishes the shrimp stuffed with cheese, the mofongo with seafood, the chicken mofongo and the beef stew stand out.
It is at km 4.3 of highway 685, Manatí.
Appreciate this aerial view of this wonderful beach in the following video:
19. Mosquito Bay, Vieques
Mosquito Bay is one of the most famous in Puerto Rico for its spectacular bioluminescence, a natural phenomenon that few beaches in the world have.
Mosquito Beach is part of the Vieques Bioluminescent Bay Nature Reserve, with a surface area of 4.14 km2 .
Its calm and shallow waters are sheltered from the open sea, making it a paradise for the whole family.
The microorganisms that create the light effect do not represent a danger to humans. In the bay there is a mangrove swamp where birds, crabs and reptiles live.
Best Hotels Near Mosquito Bay, Vieques
The Blok is a 4-star beach hotel for adults only with a restaurant, bar, terrace and Internet connection. Its rooms have air conditioning, balcony with views, private bathroom, safe and hairdryer.
It is located at Calle Flamboyán 158 on the Island of Vieques, less than 3 km from Bahía Mosquito.
Restaurants Near Mosquito Bay, Vieques
Coqui Fire Café is a Mexican and international cuisine restaurant at Calle Carlos Le Brum 421, Isla de Vieques.
Their menu consists of ceviche, carnitas with black beans, tacos al pastor and nachos, among other specialties. The attention is hospitable and the portions are generous. The best place in Vieques to eat Mexican dishes.
Enjoy this video with images of this unique beach, along with a scientific explanation of the bioluminescent water:
20. Villa Pesquera Beach, Patillas
Villa Pesquera is a charming beach in Puerto Rico in the Patillas municipality, on the southeastern coast of the main island.
Patillas is called “The Emerald of the South” for its beautiful mountainous areas full of forests.
The beach, in front of the Barrio Bajo de Patillas, has beach sports such as jet skis, kayaks and pedal boats. It is flat and with crystal clear and calm waters, perfect for swimming and snorkeling.
In Villa Pesquera there is a children’s recreational space with swings, sports courts and playgrounds, being one of the great beaches in Puerto Rico for children.
Best Hotels Near Villa Pesquera Beach, Patillas
The Parador Palmas de Lucía is a 2-star accommodation at Intersection 9911 of Highway 901, with a swimming pool, gardens, wireless Internet, a restaurant specializing in heavy goods and seafood, a fitness center and a laundry.
The spacious rooms have a patio, private bathroom, balcony with ocean or pool views, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning, living room, refrigerator, microwave, and dining area.
Restaurants Near Villa Pesquera Beach, Patillas
Landscapes Curet is a restaurant in Patillas with a splendid view of the sea and the Maunabo Lighthouse. A clean and cozy place with excellent service, reasonable prices and delicious dishes.
On the menu, the chillo with tostones, the mofongo stuffed with octopus, the grouper in Creole sauce and the churrasco with mofongo stand out.
Here I leave you a video with very nice images of this beach:
21. Jobos Beach, Isabela
One of the beaches of Puerto Rico most appreciated by surfing fans, annually receiving local and foreign athletes, on the northwestern coast of Puerto Rico, in the town of Isabela.
Despite its shallow depth, it is dangerous due to its strong currents. It is a short distance from the Bajuras neighborhood, Isabela, and is the busiest in town. It has a camping area with nearby kiosks and restaurants.
Next to Playa Jobos is the Pozo de Jacinto, a windy place with steep cliffs, which is a natural viewpoint that offers spectacular views.
Best Hotels Near Jobos Beach, Isabela
The Parador Villas del Mar Hau is a 3-star hotel in Isabela on Highway 466, Bajuras.
They are tropical villas in a beautiful cove, very close to a private beach area.
The villas are modernly decorated, with free Wi-Fi and rooms with ocean views, 2 large double beds, air conditioning, private bathroom, satellite TV, refrigerator and microwave.
The Olas y Arena restaurant is open-air and prepares seafood and meat.
Restaurants Near Jobos Beach, Isabela
Uma’s Playa Jobos is a seafood restaurant with a friendly atmosphere with vegan options, beautiful sunsets and good music. Their menu consists of grouper ceviche, Hawaiian garlic shrimp, octopus salad and other delicious dishes.
Enjoy this drone tour of this incredible beach:
22. La Chiva Beach, Vieques
La Chiva is one of the most beautiful beaches in Puerto Rico for, among other attributes, a key located off the coast that forms a coral ecosystem with abundant fish.
Also known as Playa Azul, it is part of the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. It has an extension of more than 2 km that form a beautiful cove.
The key in front of Playa La Chiva is fantastic for snorkeling and diving. It is a virgin beach without facilities where you can not camp.
Best Hotels Near La Chiva Beach, Vieques
Villa Coral Guesthouse is a nice guest house at 485 Gladiolas Street in Vieques, 800 meters from the beach, with free Wi-Fi and free parking.
Its rooms and apartments have air conditioning, private bathroom with shower, dining area, fridge and coffee maker.
The apartments have 2 bedrooms with a large double bed in one and a double bed in the other. They also have a kitchen and a flat-screen TV with cable channels.
Restaurants Near La Chiva Beach, Vieques
El Quenepo’s menu is American, contemporary and Caribbean cuisine. It is an elegant place with an excellent presentation of the dishes and delicious seasoning. If you don’t book, it may take a while for them to serve you. It is not cheap.
It is at 148 Flamboyán Street in Vieques.
Take a look at this wonderful closer view of this fabulous beach below:
23. Cerro Gordo Beach, Vega Alta
Beach on the north coast of Puerto Rico, one of the best on the island to set up a tent, as its camping area is huge. It is in the Vega Alta municipality, 37 km west of San Juan.
The Cerro Gordo spa is one of the most popular on the island. It is administered by the Puerto Rico National Parks Company and has various aquatic entertainment such as kayaking, diving and snorkeling.
Near the sandbank there are kiosks and the Vega State Forest, the first wooded area found when traveling from San Juan to the west.
Best Hotels Near Cerro Gordo Beach, Vega Alta
Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is a luxurious 5-star hotel near Vega Alta, with swimming pools, a golf course, spa, gym and 4 elegant restaurants.
Its spacious 61 m 2 rooms have capacity for 4 guests and have a balcony with views, private bathroom, air conditioning, cable TV, ironing kit and hairdryer.
Restaurants Near Cerro Gordo Beach, Vega Alta
At km 1.6 of Highway 967, Vega Alta, is El Batey del Recuerdo, a fabulous traditional-style restaurant with typical stoves and flavors of homemade food.
Its cuisine is delicious, the service good and the prices affordable. Grilled ribs are one of the favorite dishes.
Appreciate this video documenting the route of this beautiful beach both near and far:
24. Poza del Obispo, Arecibo
A small beach with crystal clear waters and golden sand behind the old Arecibo lighthouse, 70 km west of San Juan, on the north coast of Puerto Rico.
On its left side there is a fantastic natural pool, while on its right side there is a wide beach with intense waves, a sector used by surfers.
The old Lighthouse of Arecibo is located on the rocky promontory of Punta Morrillos. It was built in stone in 1898, being one of the last built by the Spanish in Puerto Rico.
Best Hotels Near Poza del Obispo, Arecibo
Arecibo Inn is a hotel on the outskirts of the city of Arecibo with 2 swimming pools (adults and children), a Caribbean cuisine restaurant and free Wi-Fi.
Its rooms have air conditioning, private bathroom and flat screen TV with satellite and cable channels.
In the mornings there is a coffee and tea service in the lobby courtesy of the hotel.
Restaurants Near Poza del Obispo, Arecibo
Carbón y Leña Beach Restaurant is an Arecibo house specializing in Puerto Rican cuisine.
It prepares the typical mofongo with churrasco, breast and lobster and has an exquisite cheese and guava flan. The house mojito is also delicious.
From the restaurant there are wonderful views of the sunset.
Here is a video of this crowded beach:
25. Guajataca Beach, Isabela
Beach in the northwestern sector of the Big Island, near the town and municipality of Isabela.
En la playa se encuentra el Túnel de Guajataca por donde pasaba el tren que conectaba las localidades de Isabela y Quebradillas. Fue construido entre 1904-1906 y prestó servicios ferroviarios hasta 1957, siendo actualmente un monumento histórico y atracción turística.
Playa Guajataca es de fuerte oleaje y aguas turbulentas. Es más bien una playa surfista. En ella desemboca el Río Guajataca, que forma una pequeña alberca natural perfecta para los niños. El río puede ser recorrido en kayak. Hay un sendero para caminar y las vistas son espectaculares.
Mejores hoteles cerca de Playa Guajataca, Isabela
Hotel El Guajataca es un cómodo alojamiento en primera línea de playa con 2 piscinas, un restaurante, un solárium, jardines y cancha de baloncesto.
Dispone de apartamentos de un dormitorio, suites y habitaciones dobles. Los apartamentos tienen vista al mar y están equipados con televisión vía satélite, baño privado, aire acondicionado, nevera, cocina, utensilios de cocina, comedor, cafetera y kit de planchado.
Mejores restaurantes cerca de Playa Guajataca, Isabela
El Restaurante Arrecife se encuentra en la Avenida Estación 700, a 600 metros del Hotel El Guajataca. Preparan pescado fresco, mariscos y otros deliciosos platos de la cocina local y caribeña. Es acogedor, de servicio rápido y excelente atención.
Te recomendamos la langosta, el asopado de camarones, el chillo frito, el filete de dorado y los pastelillos de chapín.
Disfruta de este video con tomas aéreas de esta espectacular playa:
¿Cuáles son las playas más lindas de Puerto Rico?
Bahía Mosquito, en la Isla de Vieques, es de extraordinaria belleza por su bioluminiscencia.
Playa Flamenco, en la Isla de Culebra, es una hermosa playa de arena blanca rodeada de bellos paisajes.
La Monserrrate, en Luquillo, destaca por la belleza de la playa y de su entorno.
Mar Chiquita (Manatí) es una preciosa alberca natural recluida entre el arenal y los afloramientos rocosos situados cerca de la costa.
¿Cuántas playas hay en Puerto Rico?
En sus más de 500 km de litorales, Puerto Rico suma muchísimas playas.
En la costa norte destacan las playas de San Juan, Carolina y Arecibo. En el litoral sur sobresalen las playas de Ponce y Guánica; en la línea costera del oeste se distinguen las playas de Cabo Rojo y de la Bahía de Aguadilla; en el litoral oriental, las playas de Fajardo y de las islas de Vieques y Culebra son espectaculares.
Fotos e información playas de Puerto Rico
Playas de Puerto Rico fotos:
Bahía Mosquito, Isla de Vieques
Playa Flamenco, Isla de Culebra
Playa La Monserrate, Luquillo
Playas en Puerto Rico lista: otras bellas playas de Puerto Rico son Playa La Esperanza (Vieques), Playa Ballena (Guánica), La Zanja (Fajardo), Survival Beach (Aguadilla), El Columpio de Roosevelt Roads (Ceiba), Zoni Beach (Culebra), Playa Medio Mundo (Ceiba), Playa Jaboncillo (Guánica), Playa Negrita (Vieques), Playa La Jungla (Guánica) y Punta Soldado (Culebra).
Hemos llegado al final de este paseo por las mejores playas de Puerto Rico. Esperamos que muy pronto puedas visitar la “Isla del Encanto”.
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