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Puerto Rico Beaches

The following are some of the most popular beaches in Puerto Rico.

The Best Puerto Rico Beach for Families

Luquillo Beach – This family friendly beach is located nearly 30 miles from San Juan. A coral reef protects this beach from heavy seas, so this beach’s shores are safe for kids to swim in. This beach contains showers, changing facilities, and picnic areas. The natural beauty of Luquillo Beach draws many photographers to it.

The Best Puerto Rico Beach for Surfing

Playa Higüero – Many surfers visit this beach November through April to take advantage of the excellent winter surf. Since so many surfers visit this beach, its’ nickname is Little Malibu. The world surfing championships have been held here, and it is not uncommon to see foot breakers that will test any experienced surfer.

The Best Puerto Rico Beach for Swimming

Playa de Ponce – One of the world’s premier beaches for swimming is located on Ponce. Playa de Ponce sits on the southern shore where the waters are not as rough as in the north. Since the waters here are calm, it is an ideal area to swim.

The Best Puerto Rico Beach for Getting Away

Rosado Beach - This tranquil small cove is a great spot to avoid the large crowds of other Puerto Rican beaches. It is not far from Cabo Rojo. It can be complicated to reach this beach, but once tourists reach it, they will enjoy their visit.

The Best Puerto Rico Beach for Snorkeling

Playa Esperanza – This beach is a great location to observe the wonders of the underwater world since it is not uncommon to see a nurse shark or a manatee swim in the crystal clear waters off the shore. Beautiful antler coral surrounds the beach.


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