Puerto Rico’s east coast offers beaches fit for pirates, families with children and honeymooners seeking for quiet romantic dreamy scenes. Although the east coast is home to many resort communities, you’ll find many beaches to be surprisingly quiet and secluded.
The east coast is the portal to Vieques and Culebra, where you’ll find the prettiest white sand beaches in the Caribbean without crowds. In addition you can explore the isolated beaches of islets and cays, just a short boat ride from Fajardo. With a little planning, the east coast offers beach lovers unforgettable adventures, and experiences the whole family will cherish.
Best Beaches on the East Coast of Puerto Rico
+ Palomino Island
Beautiful, pampering, resort style private island with white sand and Pirates of the Caribbean worthy turquoise waters. From your lounge chair, you can relax and enjoy views of dreamy Palominito Island, location for one of the scenes of Pirates of the Caribbean. A private secluded island experience and Piña Coladas served on the beach, what else could you possibly need? You must be a guest of El Conquistador Resort to step foot on this piece of paradise…amazing resort, one of our favorites in Puerto Rico.
Balneario La Monserrate (Luquillo Beach), Luquillo, Puerto Rico
+ Luquillo Beach
Luquillo Beach formally named Balneario La Monserrate, is a gorgeous mile long crescent bay in the municipality of Luquillo. La Monserrate beach is the most popular beach on the east for both locals and tourists, one of the prettiest Balnearios in Puerto Rico. The waters are turquoise and emerald green with scenic vistas of the rainforest mountains setting behind a thick line of dancing palm trees. This beach is managed and maintained by Parques Nacionales offering lifeguards, picnic tables and gazebos, restrooms, parking and wheelchair access.
Playa La Posita / Playa Rocosa De Piñones, Loiza, Puerto Rico
+ La Posita Beach
For those staying in the San Juan / Isla Verde tourist area, Las Positas aka La Posita Beach is one of the best beaches near the city for those wishing to have a more secluded beach experience, just minutes away. Also known as Playa Rocosa (rocky beach), for it’s natural rock wall running along the length of the beach creating a long wide natural pool. The waters are clear and shallow, perfect for swimming, and small children. We prefer to enjoy this beach on weekdays from September – mid March when it’s practically empty. Las Positas gets pretty full during summer days, this beach is loved by locals with small children. Parking is free and convenient across the street. You can also get here by bike, and keep riding along the wood boardwalk along the coast, along the way. Be sure to stop at food kiosks for inexpensive traditional Puerto Rican food.
Balneario Seven Seas, Fajardo, Puerto Rico
+ Seven Seas Beach - Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Seven Seas is the best and most popular swimming beach in Fajardo. Bring you snorkel gear, Seven Seas has a nice snorkeling spot. This beach is managed by the Parques Nacionales offering lifeguards, gazebos, camping, wheelchair access and parking.
+ Playa Punta Tuna
A dreamy place, one of the most quiet beaches on the island. Punta Tuna is a great beach for long walks on holding hands with your loved one. Punta Tuna Beach is a protected nature reserve where you won’t see any buildings along the shore. You can feel the embrace of nature’s beauty as you walk along a lush line of tall palm trees and listen to the Caribbean Sea waves…
Map of Beaches on the East Coast of Puerto Rico
More Beaches on the East Coast
- Playa Vilomar Luquillo (Playa Azul), Luquillo, Puerto Rico – Just east of the Balneario La Monserrate (Luquillo Beach), you can enjoy a less crowded bay with larger waves. The are no facilities at Playa Vilomar.
- La Pared, Luquillo, Puerto Rico – Bring your surfboard and find a break at this popular surfing beach in Luquillo. You can take a walk east for 2 miles, the waves tend to get better. La Pared is a good surfing beach for beginners.
- La Selva, Luquillo, Puerto Rico – Another surfers favorite beach with good waves.