Lajas is known for it’s offshore cays, islets and beautiful waters. Most of the coastline is lined by mangroves and there are no beaches, DRNA came up with a unique and fun solution, build a natural pool. A long wooden pier leads to a deck with a cut out square creating the perfect pool families love. A net lines the pool area in order to keep seaweed and bigger fish from coming in. Playita (Playa) Rosada is a family friendly place for picnicking and swimming under the Puerto Rican sun. Playita Rosada is part of La Parguera Nature Reserve.
The swimming area is very nice, the depth of the water from 3.5 to 5 feet deep. Depending on the weather and time of year, the waters can range from clear to a deeper turquoise. The crowd is mostly local, visitors are travelers that love to explore the unbeaten paths. During the winter months and weekdays you may be sharing the pool with just a few people or have it to yourself. Holidays and summers can get crowded, but the vibe is still pretty relaxed, family friendly and fun.
At Playita Rosada you can observe various ecosystems such as the mangrove habitats fringing the shores and seagrass beds. The flora surrounding the reserve is a semi-arid forest. For little toddlers, there’s a very small shallow beach area with clear water right off the picnic area.
In addition to sandals, bring your walking shoes, there’s a short hiking trail leading up to a scenic spot, where you can enjoy 180 degree views of La Parguera Nature Reserve cays, and a charming little beach cove where local fishermen dock their colorful boats. To access the walking trail, just walk towards the right when you leave the pool.
Facilities at Piscina Playa Rosada, Lajas
Playa Rosada is managed by DRNA (Depatment of Natural Resources) and the municipality of Lajas.
Hours, Lifeguard Services & Rules – Playita Rosada
- No diving
- No fishing
- No smoking
- No sound equipment
- No coolers at the pool area, only at picnic areas
- No eating or drinking at pool area
- No trash PLEASE
- Minors must be supervised and accompanied by an adult.
Hours are as follows:
- Tuesdays – Sundays from 9:00am – 4:00pm
- Lifeguard Schedule
- High Season: Thursdays – Sundays 10:00am – 4:00pm
- Low Season: Saturdays – Sundays 10:00am – 4:00pm
Blue Flag Season: November – July
Map & Directions to Playita Rosada, Lajas, PR
Take 304 to the end, then make a right on Calle 6, keep going until you get to Calle 7 where you’ll make a right. Calle 7 turns into “Camino de los Guayacanes”, and just keep going until you get to the entrance of Playa Rosada.
Click on top right square for full map and on the car icon for directions.
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