Great Beaches you can enjoy ALL year round in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico has a long list of amazing beaches you can easily explore in one week as you travel through towns with European charm. Be sure to rent a car, the best beaches are outside the resort properties. This is the first online guide listing beaches that are great all year long. Not all beaches can be enjoyed all year, we’ve seen “Best beaches in Puerto Rico” articles including beaches that literally disappear for months, some are only accessible during the summer months, some are only great during the winter months. We live in Puerto Rico, we have been to every beach through all the seasons of the year in order to give our readers the most accurate visitor’s guide with great beaches travelers can enjoy any month of the year. We know how important your vacation is, so we created this list, we are confident you will enjoy every beach on this list.
Update: Due to the earthquakes and seismic activity, mostly affecting the southern towns of the island, we have updated our list and added more great beaches you can enjoy that will not disappoint.
Flamenco Beach – Culebra, Puerto Rico
Isla Verde Beach, Carolina, Puerto Rico
Gilligan’s Island (Cayo Aurora), Guanica, Puerto Rico
Update: Due to the earthquakes on the southern part of island, Gilligan’s Island is off the list until further notice.
Best beach for: its crystal clear water, calm water for swimming, floating and snorkeling with children.
Like a giant natural pool with the clearest water on the entire west and southern coast of Puerto Rico. Lovely place to take the whole family, where even toddlers can play safely on the water and learn to snorkel. You may kayak to the mangrove island or take a ferry over from a private restaurant. Stay at the Copamarina Beach Resort, they offer daily trips at guest’s convenience.
La Chiva, Vieques, Puerto Rico
If you’re only visiting for a day, we recommend you head to La Chiva, your eyes will wander through endless shades of blue where you can swim in crystal clear water. Be sure to bring your snorkel gear, snorkeling is amazing for all ages and levels. La Chiva is very long, giving romantics and serenity seekers their very own spot. As you drive up, you’ll see numbered spots, is fun to stop at all of them and declare your favorite. If you manage to leave La Chiva, just keep driving to find your special beach cove along the wildlife reserve.
Playa Sucia / La Playuela, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Domes Beach, Rincon, Puerto Rico
Playa Jobos, Isabela, Puerto Rico
Jobos is synonymous with the words summer, surfing and good times with friends in Puerto Rico. Surfers from all over the world head to Isabela and Rincon over the winter months to enjoy the waves, Jobos is among the top surfing beaches all year round. The water is clear, with deep turquoise and emerald tones and a small protected area for those that just want to refresh in the water, watch surfers and take in the scene. Jobos is a favorite beach for Puerto Ricans, visitors that wish to immerse themselves in the beach culture of locals, really enjoy spending a day at this beach. Puerto Ricans bring food, radios and laughter, so be ready to enjoy a lively family friendly scene on weekends and summer time. During the week the scene is more mellow and relaxed. + Jobos Beach, Isabela, Puerto Rico
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Playa Tamarindo, Guanica, Puerto Rico
Update: Playa Tamarindo is located in the town of Guanica, where most earthquakes are occurring, we advise our readers to NOT visit this beach or Guanica until the seismic activity ceases.
Our guide is the first to list Playa Tamarindo on the Best beaches of Puerto Rico list, others will surely follow after this article. Playa Tamarindo is one of our favorite beach escapes, tucked away in the town of Guanica. Playful waves, quiet setting without crowds on a nature reserve where endangered species are thriving. This beach is wonderful for nature lovers who wish to be embraced by nature without all the distractions of a tourist trap. Great improvements were made to the entrance with ample parking. Pack light and bring your hiking shoes, the second most beautiful hiking trail on the south coast of the island begins at Tamarindo. As you walk along the boardwalk you’ll pass ponds where the Puerto Rican crested toad nests. PLEASE don’t throw any type of trash on the area to protect our natural treasures.
About Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico ⎜ Isla Verde Puerto Rico ⎜ Culebra, Puerto Rico ⎜ Vieques, Puerto Rico ⎜ Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico ⎜ Dorado, Puerto Rico ⎜ Fajardo, Puerto Rico ⎜ Guanica, Puerto Rico ⎜ Isabela, Puerto Rico ⎜ Lajas, Puerto Rico ⎜ Mayaguez, Puerto Rico ⎜ Ponce, Puerto Rico ⎜ Rio Grande, Puerto Rico ⎜ Rincon Puerto Rico