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“Playa Sucia”…voted one of the “Best beaches in the Caribbean 2013, 1014 & 2015”.
Cabo Rojo is known by Puerto Ricans as one of the most family friendly beach destinations on the island.  Cabo Rojo is situated right on the southwest corner of the island, blessing this town with miles and miles of beaches on the Caribbean Sea.  In the summer months, families from all over the island flock here to enjoy a budget friendly beach vacation.  The town of Boqueron is the most popular beach destination offering a Blue Flag beach with an authentic Puerto Rican nightlife along the beautiful bay of Boqueron.

While the beaches of San Juan offer the amenities and resort experience that tourists love, Cabo Rojo offers travelers a more authentic Puerto Rican beach experience.

Most of the beaches in Cabo Rojo have calm waters.  During the winter months when all the kids are in school, the beaches are very quiet during the week days with few crowds.  There’s a beach for everyone in Cabo Rojo, the vibe ranges beach from secluded and quiet, to family friendly, to teenage party scenes.

Recommended beaches for Tourists

We recommend La Playuela and Balneario de Boqueron for various reasons: they’re the prettiest beaches in Cabo Rojo, they’re regularly cleaned and maintained.

Playa La Playuela – “Playa Sucia” 

Playa Sucia / La Playuela - Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico Beaches

The most scenic beach location on the main island of Puerto Rico. This beach has won Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice for 3 years in a row as one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. La Playuela / Playa  Sucia is tranquil beach cove with playful waves. From your lounge chair marvel to scenic views of Los Morrillos Lighthouse, and the majestic limestone cliffs.  More about La Playuela Beach / Playa Sucia, Cabo Rojo, PR. 

El Combate Beach – Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Combate Beach - One of the best beaches in Puerto Rico

Playa El Combate is one of the locals favorite beaches with mostly a younger crowd.  Take a dive into the turquoise waters from the dock, swim, play beach volleyball or just relax.  Many boats dock at this beach, the wood pier is a popular spot for afternoon fishing and watching the sunset.  More about Playa Combate, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.

Boqueròn Bay Beach – Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Balneario de Boqueron / Boqueron Bay Beach - Cabo Rojo, PR

Balneario de Boqueròn is a picturesque beach beautifully framed by hundreds of tall palm trees.  This beach is one of the most beloved family friendly beaches in Puerto Rico. Families from all over the island make it a tradition to visit this attractive beach.  The waters are calm making it a great beach for children.  Here you can enjoy water sports such as kayaking, jet skiing tours, water bike rentals, snorkeling tours, and paddle boarding.  More about Boqueron Beach.

Popular beaches among locals

The following beaches are very popular among locals.  Tourists may not find these beaches appealing because of the lack of services onsite.

Buyè Beach – Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Buye Beach / Playa Buye - Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

If you ask someone about Buyé Beach, you’ll most likely get a sigh of “Ahhh, Buyé”.   Playa Buyé is one of the prettiest beaches in the town of Cabo Rojo and certainly one of the top on the west coast. The waters are calm with gentle waves and the colors of the water range from emerald green to jewel turquoise.  Depending on the weather conditions, the waters are crystal clear with many shallow spots for small children.  The far end to the right is postcard worthy with palm trees on the background, almond trees and less crowds for a quiet relaxing beach day.  More about Playa Buye / Buye Beach, Cabo Rojo, PR. 

The Perfect Beach for Hiking and a Secluded Feel

Playa Punta Aguila

Punta Aguila has the feel of a beach that you can only find in Vieques and Culebra, crystal clear water, seclusion, different shades of turquoise and emerald green on the water.  The coast is undeveloped, sand is not raked, you see and experience a beach the way nature intended it to be. You can get there by parking at the observation tower at the Salt Flats and using the hiking trail, or you may walk south from Annie’s Place in Combate.

Other beaches you may want to visit in Cabo Rojo

Punta Pitahaya Nature Area

Punta Pitahaya - Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Punta Pitahaya is a nature area, the waters are shallow surrounded by mangrove trees.  This beach is not the best for swimming but a nice area for kayaking and we often spot a few families fishing at the shore late afternoon.  This is a nice area for enjoying nature and taking a walk on the shore.   Just about every time we visit, we see a police patrol coming around to check the area, it is a desolate area, so we recommend you don’t come alone.

Map of Beaches in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

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Beaches of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

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Buye Beach (Playa Buye), Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico: 18.049674, -67.198724
Playa Sucia / La Playuela - Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico: 17.935877, -67.188939
Balneario de Boqueron, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico: 18.019704, -67.170481
Combate Beach / Playa Combate: 17.982177, -67.214350
Punta Pitahaya: 17.952219, -67.136850
Playa Punta Aguila - Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico: 17.954035, -67.209635

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