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The Beaches of Puerto Rico

Updated on October 3, 2013

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a stunning geographical sight; its coast is well known for the 248 officially recognized beaches. How wouldn't it, since it is a Caribbean island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, East of the Dominican Republic. The ocean around Puerto Rico is very deep.From the 78 municipals, 44 of them are on the coastline of Puerto Rico; where many hidden beaches are found.

I wrote about Culebrita Island which is part of the Culebra Island (one of our 78 Municipals) and in my personal opinion, it has the best beaches, but Puerto Rico is the Island known as "the great land of the valiant and noble Lord", everything is delightful! Like the whole world is.

Enjoy in this Hub beaches of Puerto Rico!

Blue Flag
Blue Flag | Source

Blue Flag

The award of a Blue Flag is for one season at a time. This award is based within:

  • Environmental Education & Information
  • Water Quality
  • Environmental Management
  • Safety
  • Services

Beaches of Puerto Rico Awarded with Blue Flag

Beach Name
Cabo Rojo
San Juan
Caja de Muertos
Toa Baja
Punta Salinas
Seven Seas
Sun Bay
Balneario Monserrate
San Juan
San Juan | Source
San Juan
San Juan | Source

Diversity in the Beaches of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico beaches are not private. All of them have the unique aspect that they provide a way to attract people. You will find them as spots for:

  1. Anchoring
  2. Snorkeling
  3. Diving
  4. Camping
  5. Swimming
  6. Family Gathering
  7. Jet Skiing
  8. Fishing
  9. Surfing
  10. Kayaking
  11. Sun bathing
  12. Walking or running
  13. Riding a horse
  14. All of them offer moments to relax, think
  15. Being grateful

Northern PR Coast
Northern PR Coast
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico | Source

Beaches of Puerto Rico on the Northern Coast

The North of Puerto Rico is located to the west of San Juan (Capital of Puerto Rico) up to Isabela Municipal. It is known as "Porta Atlantico". To the North is found the deepest point known in the Atlantic Ocean, called the Puerto Rico Trench. The Atlantic waters are typically rough and wavy with strong currents. The Northern Coastline has natural wall formations which surrounds almost all the beaches creating spots of calm waters safe for bathing and swimming. The beaches you will find are (alphabetically ordered):

  1. Arecibo, The Posa del Obispo
  2. Barceloneta, Puerto de las Vacas
  3. Dorado, Manuel Morales
  4. Isabela, Jobos
  5. Isabela, Middles
  6. Manati, Los Tubos
  7. Manati, Mar Chiquita
  8. San Juan, Condado
  9. San Juan, Escambrón
  10. San Juan, Ocean Park
  11. San Juan, Parque del Indio
  12. San Juan, Pine Grove
  13. San Juan, Punta Las Marias
  14. Vega Baja, Puerto Nuevo

Eastern PR Coast
Eastern PR Coast
Piñones, Loíza PR
Piñones, Loíza PR | Source

Beaches of Puerto Rico on the Eastern Coast

Driving from East of San Juan you will be heading to the Northeast and Eastern coast of Puerto Rico. This road provides a pleasant scenery. The Northeast is known as "Northeast Ecological Corridor". Before you get to the Airport of Carolina, you may want to drive along the coast, where you can either walk or bike through the boardwalk of Piñones and enjoy the the beaches. The lagoon is also at the side of the coast for you to kayak. You will find something to eat or things to buy along the journey, since almost all along the east coast "kioskos" and malls are available as you get to the following beaches (alphabetically ordered):

  1. Carolina, Balneario
  2. Carolina, Isla Verde
  3. Culebra, Flamenco
  4. Culebra, Playa Carlos Rosario
  5. Culebra, Playa Tamarindo
  6. Culebra, The Wall
  7. Fajardo, El Convento
  8. Fajardo, Seven Seas
  9. Loiza, Piñones
  10. Luquillo, Balneario La Monserrate
  11. Naguabo, Húcares
  12. Vieques, Blue
  13. Vieques, Green
  14. Vieques, Navio
  15. Vieques, Red
  16. Vieques, Sun Bay

East of Puerto Rico beach Kioskos
East of Puerto Rico beach Kioskos | Source
Western PR Coast
Western PR Coast
Añasco, PR
Añasco, PR | Source

Beaches of Puerto Rico on the Western Coast

The Western coast is known as "Portal del Sol". This side of the island has variability in the wave regime, shelf width, shelf break depth, and shore line. The west is toward where the wind blows (leeward). It may receive refracted waves. Some of the beaches are:

  1. Aguada, Playa el Mameyito
  2. Aguada, Espinar
  3. Agaudilla Gas Chambers
  4. Aguadilla Wilderness
  5. Aguadilla, Crash Boat
  6. Añasco, El Puente
  7. Cabo Rojo, Boqueron Beach
  8. Cabo Rojo, Combate
  9. Mayaguez, Mami
  10. Mayaguez, Guanajibo
  11. Rincon, Domes
  12. Rincon, Puntas
  13. Rincon, Steps
  14. Rincon, Tres Palmas

Southern PR Coast
Southern PR Coast
South of Puerto Rico
South of Puerto Rico | Source

Beaches of Puerto Rico on the Southern Coast

The South side of Puerto Rico is known for its dry and flat topography, The Atlantic gives rough water to Puerto Rico; and the South receives the tranquil waters of the Caribbean Sea. It is known as "Porta Caribe"The following beaches are some you may find (alphabetically ordered):

  1. Guanica, Caña Gorda
  2. Guanica, Guilligan Island
  3. Guanica, La Jungla
  4. Guanica, Las Paldas
  5. Guanica, Playa Santa
  6. Guayanilla, Ventana
  7. Guayanilla, Emajagua
  8. Lajas, La Parguera
  9. Patilla, Villa Pesquera
  10. Ponce, El Tuque
  11. Ponce, Caja de Muerto
  12. Ponce, Isla de Gatas
  13. Salinas, Cayo Matías
  14. Santa Isabel, Jauca

5 stars for Beaches of Puerto Rico


I hope you perceived the splendor that our beaches offer. We are waiting for you to visit us and enjoy our island and the beaches of Puerto Rico.

Blessings to all!

© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O"Farrill

Come join us in this earthly paradise

© 2013 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill


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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Froggy213 and My Cook Book , thanks! Hoping that our beaches attract visitors.

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      Dil Vil 4 years ago from India

      Very cool hub, i like the information you have provided. Well written and well organised as well. Good hub.

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      Greg Boudonck 4 years ago from Will soon return to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      What a great hub! This wonderful island does have magnificent beaches. Voted up across the board.