Puerto Rico is a picturesque destination in the north-east of the Caribbean Sea. It includes many small nearby islands, and some of which are even still uninhabited. This tropical paradise has a comfortable average annual temperature of +28 ° C, with a mild marine climate. Travelers like Puerto Rico for the beautiful exotic panoramas, the magical color of the sea and the amazing coastline. The islands have preserved a rich animal world and plant life with unique ferns and orchids. However, first of all, Puerto Rico offers its holidaymakers unique beach opportunities. Well, are you ready to discover the best beaches of Puerto Rico?
Blue Beach on Vieques Island is a place where incredibly transparent water shimmers under the sun in all shades of blue.
The beach is located on the territory of the reserve, where you won’t find noisy markets and cafes with loud music. So, you can completely relax, as well as enjoy the sun and beautiful surrounding nature. This is a wild, relatively deserted beach, which is ideal for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling and boating. You can get to Blue Beach by car rental from San Juan or by bus from Esperanza.
Vieques Island offers tourists various accommodation options – from budget guest houses to luxury five-star complexes. One of the best hotels is W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island.
The beach is situated in the bay between the rocks overlooking the lighthouse. The turquoise Caribbean Sea, fine sand, gentle descent into the water and numerous palm trees under which it’s so nice to lie down and look onto the sea create ideal conditions for an unforgettable beach weekend. If you get bored of doing nothing on the beach, you can walk to the lighthouse – a trail leads to it. The path is not the easiest, since you always have to go up. However, it’s a very breathtaking, and as a bonus, you get a magnificent panorama of the Caribbean Sea, the view of which is simply fascinating.
Playa Sucia is located near Cabo Rojo – a well-developed tourist town with hotels and guest houses for budget rest. If necessary, you can stay at Hotel Joyuda Beach, which has its own private beach, and situated within 30-minute walk from Playa Sucia.
Flamenco is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean region. It’s beautiful at any time of the day, and in the daytime water acquires a simply divine shade, which cannot be described in words. It’s famous for its shallow turquoise waters and places for diving. The unforgettable nature and beauty of the coast makes it so popular in Puerto Rico.
The beach is located on a small tropical Culebra Island, located 27 kilometers east of Puerto Rico. In order to get to Flamenco, you can firstly reach Fajardo located on the east coast of the island. Then, you can take the ferry which is the cheapest transport for traveling between the islands.
Flamenco Beach stretches for miles of white coral sand, surrounded by green hills. The beach is protected by the Department of Natural and Ecological Resources as a marine wildlife sanctuary. The natural barrier provides calm waters in the water area of the beach. At the same time, an important advantage of the beach is the absence of artificial objects in the foreseeable space. Evergreen hills, soft sand and transparent warm waters make this place a paradise for holidaymakers.
Luquillo is a real paradise with warm and soft sand, huge coconut palms, and also the clearest transparent water of the Atlantic Ocean.
Located 30 miles away from San Juan, this huge sandy beach in the shape of a crescent creates a truly spectacular sight. The water is crystal clear there and not too wavy, which means that children can play right in the water.
Luquillo Beach is a place where everything is adapted for the high-quality recreation of tourists. The amenities include wardrobes, showers with fresh water, locker rooms and much more. You can rest, enjoying the warm sun and azure ocean, and if you are hungry, there are kiosks right on the beach that will offer you a variety of dishes.
Also, there are many rocks on the beach, and therefore its extensive areas are well suited for picnics and camping.
Mar Chiquita Beach
Mar Chiquita or the ‘Small Sea’ is a small beach in the protected bay of northern Puerto Rico. A unique beach is located near the eastern end of a long rocky ridge on the coast of Manati, which is about 40 kilometers away from San Juan. The beach features the oval form, and is hidden behind a rocky wall in a small bay protected from rough waters of the Atlantic. The wall was partially destroyed by the action of the waves, and a 25-meters-wide passage was formed. The water stream entered there and formed a bay in the shape of a horseshoe. Waves in the bay sometimes have a significant height, which is caused by the powerful ocean currents.