When it comes to beaches, “Puerto Rico truly does it better” than any other island in the Caribbean. Puerto Rico offers beaches from uncrowded “untouched” feel to metro Miami style in the San Juan / metro area. The only problem when planning your vacation to Puerto Rico is choosing the ones to experience, this is one of the many reasons Puerto Rico has so many repeat visitors.
Once you get here, you’ll want to come back again and again to explore them all. Puerto Rico offers surfing beaches, clear water Caribbean side beaches great for snorkeling and bathing, many family friendly beaches and some of the best blue flag beaches in the world.
Best Snorkeling Beaches in Puerto Rico
If you love snorkeling, come to Puerto Rico. The main islands offers some great spots mostly on nature reserves. The offshore islands offer the best snorkeling beaches with colorful and healthy coral reefs to explore. Read our guide to best snorkeling beaches in Puerto Rico.
Best Beaches in Puerto Rico
With hundreds of beaches to choose from, visitors often ask us, which are the best beaches on the island? That’s a tough question, but from our own experience, visitor feedback and expert reviews, we have compiled a list of the best. Read our guide to the best beaches in Puerto Rico.
Vieques Island Beaches
If you’re longing and dreaming of a true beach vacation escape with postcard perfect beaches, a different one each day of the week, then Isla de Vieques may be for you. This small offshore Puerto Rican island offers many beaches without crowds, even on “busy” days it’s quiet. Vieques however is not for everyone, you may want to split your vacation and spend a few days here. Learn more about the beaches of Vieques .
West Coast Beaches – “Porta del Sol”
Beach lovers that prefer more of laid back beach town, head over to Porta del Sol, home of the best surfing beaches and the prettiest beach on the main island. High season is actually in the summer, so in the winter months, you’ll have the beaches to explore without crowds. Travelers with children will enjoy family friendly beaches with nearby kid friendly attractions. More about the beaches of Porta del Sol, Puerto Rico.
North Coast Beaches – “Porta Atlantico”
The beaches of the north coast are on the Atlantic Ocean side with stronger surf and currents, you will still find a few swimming beaches and long stretches of sand perfect for those that love long walks on the beach. The north coast has a very dramatic coastline loved by photographers. More about beaches on the north coast “Porta Atlantico”.
East Coast Beaches – Porta Antillas
The east coast offers two popular family friendly beaches, book a tour to visit the beaches of Icacos Cays, stay at El Conquistador and enjoy the private island of Palomino Island and for the best beaches go to Vieques and Culebra. More about the beaches on the east coast of Puerto Rico.
Mona Island Beaches
A 3 hour boat ride off the west coast of Puerto Rico but well worth it. Visit Mona Island, a secluded island known as The Galapagos of the Caribbean. Walk the trails leading to gorgeous beaches, snorkel on crystal clear waters and for a superb experience, stay and camp for the night under the stars. More about Mona Island and the beaches.