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Aguadilla, Puerto Rico Beaches / Las Playas de Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Once you get pass all the traffic and concrete buildings on Rt.2, head towards the residential areas with roads leading to the surprisingly undeveloped beaches of Aguadilla.   Rincon gets most of the publicity and attention in magazines and publications, but locals and frequent visitors in the know, head to Aguadilla for less crowded beaches with excellent surfing, good snorkeling on summer months where you can encounter sea turtles and go scuba diving on crystal clear waters not far from shore.

Best swimming beaches are Crashboat, Rompeolas & Peña Blanca (summer months).  Surfing beaches include Surfer’s Beach are known to be good for all surfing levels; more experienced surfers can enjoy Wilderness, Gas Chambers, Rompeolas and Schoolyards.

Cueva Survival Beach

Cueva Survival Beach - Aguadilla, Puerto Rico


The first beach in Aguadilla starting on the northeast is the most breathtaking out of all, but you’ll have to take a hike to get there.   You can’t swim here, the waters are not safe for swimming, you’ll have to settle to simply dip your feet into the water and simply admire the scene.  More about Cueva Survival Beach – Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

Tabletop Beach

Tabletop Beach - Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Tabletop is one of the surfing beaches, no bathing here either, water is too rough.  You’ll see Tabletop first as you come down from the hike to Cueva Survival Beach.  The water is crystal clear, but again don’t give into the temptation of swimming, instead explore the area and take pictures from different vantage points on your way to Cueva Survival.

Surfer’s Beach

Surfer's Beach - Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Perfect explanatory name…Surfer’s Beach is popular among surfers for locals and tourists alike.  More about Surfer’s Beach – Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

Punta Borinquen Beach

Punta Borinquen Beach - Aguadilla, Puerto Ric

For a romantic walk on the beach, head to Playa Punta Borinquen, a beautiful stretch of golden sand where you can listen to the surf and go searching for treasures on hidden caves when the tide is low and conditions are safe.

You can continue walking south or hop back on your car and continue towards the “Lighthouse Ruins”, you may find a local photographer doing an engagement photo session.

The Ruins - Punta Borinquen Beach - Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Wilderness Beach

Wilderness Beach - Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Wildnerness Beach is a favorite during winter months for surfers. There are a few sandy areas with some shady spots where you can park your lounge chair and watch the show.  Be sure to drive a 4 wheel drive during heavy rain, the road to Wildnerness gets bumpy with some deep muddy spots.  During summer months, Wilderness gets nice and quiet, you can walk along the beach during low tide along the undeveloped shoreline.

Gas Chambers

Crashboat Beach

Crashboat Beach - Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Don’t miss visiting the picturesque Crashboat Beach, the most popular beach in Aguadilla.  During the winter months, the surfing is good for all levels.  From the pier you can jump into crystal clear waters, a popular scuba diving spot.   During the weekends, you’ll experience an authentic Puerto Rican beach atmosphere with families having fun under the sun.  Crashboat is famous for the colorful fishermen boats parked right on the sand on the north side of the beach.

Playa Peña Blanca

Playa Peña Blanca - Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

During the summer months, head over to Playa Peña Blanca, also known as Wishing Well.   Be sure to take along snorkel gear, the water is clear, the coral reef has a variety of fish and sea plants, sea turtles are often spotted at Playa Peña Blanca.

When you’re done exploring the beaches of Aguadilla, head over to Isabela or Rincon, so you can continue falling in love with the west coast of Puerto Rico.

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