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The West is the best when it comes to beaches in Puerto Rico…from perfect surfing conditions to dreamy crystal clear water, there’s a beach for everyone in Porta del Sol

Porta del Sol (the west coast of Puerto Rico) is an exciting beach destination, offering visitors weeks worth of adventure and relaxation in the water.  If beaches are a priority on your vacation, Porta del Sol may be the best vacation destination for you on the main island of Puerto Rico.  The diversity in beaches is impressive from world class surfing beaches to calm swimming beach coves, to crystal clear waters on offshore cays.

The beaches on the west coast are perfect for beach bums and beachcombers, but if you crave adventure on the water, the west coast of Puerto Rico delivers all year round.  You can choose from a nice variety of hotels, resorts and apartment right on the beach; from luxurious and romantic to simple, clean and affordable.

High season in Porta del Sol are the summer months.  For vacationers escaping the cold, it means you can enjoy most of these amazing beaches without crowds on weekdays.  Whether you’re a surfer traveling with a group of friends, a honeymooner dreaming of romantic beach scenes, or a family seeking for a memorable vacation, the west coast is an excellent destination.

This beach guide is perfect for beach lovers who want to experience the best beaches along the west coast of Puerto Rico.

Before we start, watch the video, mostly shot on the amazing surfing / sunset town of Rincon.  It captures the spirit of surf life on the west coast of Puerto Rico.

Beaches of Isabela, Puerto Rico

Beginning in beach town of Isabela, you can swim, play, surf and snorkel on miles of dazzling beaches, with dramatic  landscapes like no where else around the island.  The Isabela coastline is fairly undeveloped with a few small inns, condo rentals, private homes, one beachfront resort and one luxurious golf resort nestled on a hill overlooking the Atlantic.  Isabela gets heavy waves coming in year round, a great place for beginner surfers.

Horseback riding at sunset is really romantic along the Isabela coast.  Don’t miss snorkeling or scuba diving the blue hole at Playa Shacks, a beach with a wide reef with underwater tunnels and caves.  Best time to snorkel at Shacks is early morning and summer months.  Best way to explore the underwater world at Shacks is by hiring a knowledgable tour guide.

Isabela has the best tidal pools on the main island. perfect for families with children for its shallow waters, yet very romantic for the scenery and uncrowded scene. For a scenic hike, head to the Guajataca Tunnel, you can spend the day relaxing at Playa Guajataca and walk along the scenic trail to Playa Pelicano.

Best beaches in Isabela, Puerto Rico:  Jobos Beach  ⎜ Middles  ⎜ Montones  ⎜ Pozo El Teodoro

Beaches of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Moving west, we head to the beaches of Aguadilla.  This coastal town, right on the northwest tip of the island is gaining popularity as a tourist destination in Puerto Rico.

Best beaches in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico:

Beaches of Rincon, Puerto Rico

Rincon is an relaxed beach town with plenty of excitement for surfers and water sport lovers.  Surfing in Rincon is world class, this beach town is known as the surfing capital of the Caribbean, with 10 amazing beaches to surf all year round, slower in the summer months.  If you have a family with children that want to learn to surf, head over to Rincon, we can almost guarantee you’ll be coming back year after year, you may end up investing in a vacation home.

Rincon is a great destination for honeymooners with miles of beaches to explore.   Each beach in Rincon is unique, it’s a great destination for those that enjoy long walks on the beach.   You’ll have miles of beaches to explore without crowds with dreamy spots to enjoy the good life in Rincon.

Best Beaches in Rincon, Puerto Rico:  Tres Palmas / Steps Beach  ⎜ Sandy Beach

Beaches of Lajas, Puerto Rico

Now we’re heading east towards Lajas, mostly know for it’s beautiful valleys, sweet pineapple fields, bioluminescent bay and offshore cays and islets.

Best places to enjoy the water in Lajas: La Playita Rosada  ⎜ Mata La Gata

Beaches of Guanica, Puerto Rico

We are completing the online tour of the best beaches along the west coast in the town of Guanica.  Guanica feels and looks completely different than the rest of the island. The terrain is very dry, the temperate is hotter, with plenty of beaches you can explore with the added pleasures of seclusion.

  • Gilligan’s Island for all things wonderful in the water 🙂 – swimming, snorkeling, relaxation, floating, nature, clear water.
  • Playa Tamarindo for swimming and body boarding
  • Playa Pelicano for solitude and relaxation
  • Playa Santa for swimming, local family atmosphere, water sport rentals, on-site food and accessibility.

Full List of Beaches in Porta del Sol Puerto Rico

Aguada Beaches

  • Balneario Pico de Piedra
  • Playa El Mameyito
  • Playa Espinar
  • Playa y Punto Rio Grande
  • Balneario Tres Hermanos

Aguadilla Beaches

Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Guanica Beaches

Guanica Puerto Rico

Lajas Beaches

Rincon Beaches

Rincon, Puerto Rico

  • Almirante Beach
  • Antonio’s Beach
  • Balneario de Rincon
  • Barrero Beach
  • Corcega Beach
  • Dogman’s Beach
  • Deadman’s Beach
  • Domes Beach
  • Indicators Beach
  • Little Malibu
  • Maria’s Beach
  • Parcking Lot
  • Playa Los Almendros
  • Pistons Beach
  • Pools Beach
  • Punta Higuero
  • Rivermouth Beach
  • Sandy Beach
  • Spanish Wall
  • Playa Tres Palmas (Steps)
  • Terminador Beach
  • The Point
  • Trampa Beach

Beaches on Offshore Islands

Mona Island

Mona Island