Navio Beach is one of the smallest and blissfully uncrowded beaches on Isla Vieques and for those two reasons, it is also one of the best beaches in Puerto Rico. The small, intimate beach setting is the perfect backdrop for a day spent relaxing along the shore. It’s also very scenic, surrounded by undulating hillsides, […]
Puerto Rico Beaches
Puerto Rico beaches are some of the best reasons to visit this tropical Caribbean island located not far from the USVI and Dominican Republic. White sand and blue waters line the coasts of the islands of Puerto Rico and provide great places for lounging or water sports for visitors.
Possibly the best all-around beach is Luquillo Beach located just east of the capital of San Juan. Surrounded by coconut trees and situated in a bay, Luquillo’s waters are calmer than many Atlantic beaches due to reefs off shore, making this a great place to go for a swim or bring the kids.
If you’re looking for a scenic beach or a place to snap amazing photos, look to Boqueron Beach in southwest Puerto Rico. This beach is also known for its calm waters and the nearby town is quaint. As this is a state beach, expect lifeguards, lockers, bathrooms, and other amenities to suit your every need during your vacation here.
Puerto Rico beaches can also be great destinations for water sports of many kinds. Surfing is popular here, especially in the town of Rincon. Rincon is home to what is called the Caribbean Pipeline, which rivals the North Shore of Hawaii in wave height and force. The best beaches for surfing in Rincon include Puntas and Steps beaches, but nearby islands of Isabela and Aguadilla also have some awesome spots to catch a wave such as famous Crash Boat Beach on Aguadilla. Windsurfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving are also very good in Puerto Rico. No matter what you want to get out and do, chances are the lovely beaches here won’t let you down.
Melones Beach is one of the most convenient beaches in Culebra for an extended stay because of the close proximity to Culebra’s main town. The section of beach at Melones has plenty of local flavor, and is a great place to soak up Puerto Rican culture, especially on weekends when beach visits with local families […]
Luquillo Beach is one of the two most popular beaches in Puerto Rico, the other being Boqueron Beach in Cabo Rojo. Luquillo has plenty of admirable attributes, the foremost being a large and lovely beach with a gentle curve and tons of well-dispersed coconut palms backing it. In the distance, mountains come hazily into view, […]
Flamenco Culebra is a fine-grained, white-sand beach located on the island of Culebra, twelve miles off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico, and borders the Culebra Nature Reserve. It is one of the most popular of the few beaches on the island. Flamenco Beach is an awe-inspiring sight and has thus been frequently rated as […]
Esperanza Beach is part of the only one of two small towns on Isla de Vieques. Esperanza is on the Caribbean side and the other town, Isabel Segunda, is a port town on the Atlantic. The beauty of staying in Esperanza is the sheer quiet compared to lively Isabel Segunda, which is larger and exhibits […]
Cana Gorda is located in Guanica along the southwest coast on a profound bay with an identical name. Flanked by lush, rugged, low-lying hills, Guanica harbor appears as an equatorial fjord and is about three miles deep and a quarter of a mile wide. About 20 miles west of the beaches in Ponce and almost […]