List of beaches in Puerto Rico

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Some sources state there are close to 300[1] beaches in Puerto Rico, while other sources count up to 1,200.[2] Whatever the number, the Government of Puerto Rico officially recognized 248 of them.[3] In Puerto Rico there are 78 municipalities of which 44 have a coastline.

Blue Flag Beach  – Indicates a Blue Flag beach[4]
Camping Nearby  – Indicates Camping area
Diving or Snorkeling  – Indicates Diving or Snorkeling area
Scuba Diving  – Indicates Scuba area
Surfing  – Indicates Surfing area
Lifeguards On-Duty  – Indicates Lifeguards posted
Fishing  – Indicates Fishing area
Swimming  – Indicates Swimming area

Eastern region beaches[5][edit]

Luquillo[edit]

  • Luquillo Beach "La Monserrate", Blue Flag Beach Lifeguards On-Duty Camping Facilities near Beach
    • Mar Sin Barreras Wheelchair accessible (Wheelchair accessible section of "La Monserrate" Beach)
  • Surfing Beach "La Pared" Camping Nearby Surfing
  • Playa Azul Beach Diving or Snorkeling

Culebra[edit]

  • Flamenco Beach Camping Nearby Lifeguards On-Duty Diving or Snorkeling Scuba Diving Swimming
  • Brava Beach Surfing
  • Larga Beach Fishing
  • Carlos Rosario Beach Scuba Diving Diving or Snorkeling
  • Luis Peña Beach Scuba Diving Diving or Snorkeling
  • Punta Soldado Beach Scuba Diving Diving or Snorkeling Swimming
  • Resaca Beach Surfing
  • Zoni Beach Scuba Diving Diving or Snorkeling Swimming
  • Tortuga Beach Scuba Diving Diving or Snorkeling
  • Tamarindo Beach Scuba Diving Diving or Snorkeling

Vieques[edit]

  • Sun Bay Beach Camping Nearby Lifeguards On-Duty
  • Playa Negrita (Black Sand Beach)[6]
  • Barracuda (García) Beach Diving or Snorkeling
  • Caracas (Red) Beach Diving or Snorkeling
  • Esperanza Beach Diving or Snorkeling Scuba Diving
  • Gallito Beach Diving or Snorkeling
  • Playa Grande Beach
  • La Chiva (Blue) Beach Diving or Snorkeling Swimming
  • La Plata Beach Diving or Snorkeling
  • Media Luna Beach Camping NearbyDiving or Snorkeling Scuba Diving Lifeguards On-Duty
  • Navio Beach Camping Nearby
  • Tapón (Hidden) Beach Diving or Snorkeling
  • Punta Arenas Beach
  • Natural Reserve Mosquito Bay
  • Rompeolas (Mosquito Pier) Diving or Snorkeling Scuba Diving
  • Playuela Beach[citation needed]

Maunabo[edit]

Naguabo[edit]

  • Tropical Beach
  • Húcares Beach

Yabucoa[edit]

Others[edit]

  • Seven Seas Beach, Las Croabas, Fajardo Camping Nearby Lifeguards On-Duty
  • Punta Santiago Beach, Humacao Lifeguards On-Duty

Northern region beaches[edit]

Dorado[edit]

  • Sardinera Beach Lifeguards On-Duty
  • Ritz-Carlton Reserve[7]

Toa Baja[edit]

  • Isla de Cabras Beach
  • Punta Salinas Beach Blue Flag Beach Lifeguards On-Duty

Carolina[edit]

  • Carolina Beach Lifeguards On-Duty Blue Flag Beach
  • Isla Verde Beach

Loiza[edit]

  • Vacia Talega Beach
  • Piñones Beach Surfing
  • Aviones Beach Surfing

Piñones[edit]

  • Aviones Beach
  • Posita Beach
  • Chatarra (Scrap Iron) Beach

San Juan[edit]

Manati[edit]

  • Los Tubos Beach Lifeguards On-Duty Surfing Scuba Diving
  • Mar Chiquita Beach, Manati Lifeguards On-Duty
  • Tortuguero Beach, Manati[citation needed]

Barceloneta[edit]

  • Puerto de las Vacas Beach
  • Las Criollas

Camuy[edit]

Others[edit]

Southern region beaches[edit]

Isla de Gatas Beach at Isla de Gatas, Ponce
El Tuque Beach in Ponce
Pelícano Beach in Ponce

Beaches in the Porta Caribe region:

Guayanilla[edit]

  • Ventana Beach[9]
  • Emajagua Beach
  • Tamarindo Beach[10]

Patillas[edit]

  • Guardarraya Beach
  • Inches Beach
  • Escondida Beach[11]
  • Punta Viento Beach[12]
  • Villa Pesquera Beach

Ponce[edit]

Salinas[edit]

  • Cayo Matias Beach[17]
  • Salinas Beach[18]

Santa Isabel[edit]

  • Santa Isabel Beach[19]
  • Jauca Beach
  • Playa Clavellina[20]

Others[edit]

Western region beaches[edit]

Beaches that belong to the region of Porta del Sol:

Looking south at Boquerón public beach
Middles Beach, a popular spot for surfing

Quebradillas[edit]

  • Guajataca Beach Surfing

Isabela[edit]

  • Blue Hole Beach Diving or SnorkelingScuba Diving
  • La Pocita de Isabela Swimming Diving or Snorkeling
  • Golondrinas Cave Beach
  • Bajura Beach
  • Baño La Princesa & Blowhole Beach Surfing
  • Guajataca Beach Surfing
  • Jobos Beach Surfing Scuba Diving
  • El Pastillo Beach Surfing
  • Montones Beach Surfing
  • Punta Sardinera Beach Surfing
  • Shacks Beach Surfing
  • Pozo Teodoro Beach Surfing
  • Middles Beach[22] Surfing

Aguadilla[edit]

  • Crash Boat Beach Diving or Snorkeling Scuba Diving Swimming
  • La Ponderosa Beach
  • La Poza Beach Swimming
  • La Saldinera Beach
  • Gas Chambers
  • Wilderness
  • Peña Blanca Beach

Aguada[edit]

  • Pico de Piedra Beach
  • Aguada Beach

Rincon[edit]

Añasco[edit]

  • Balneario Tres Hermanos

Mayagüez[edit]

Cabo Rojo[edit]

Lajas[edit]

  • Playita Rosada
  • Cayo Caracoles
  • Cayo Mata la Gata
  • Cayo Enrique

Guánica[5][edit]

  • Las Paldas
  • La Jungla
  • Playa Santa
  • Ballenas
  • Gilligan's Island
  • Atolladora Beach
  • Playa Manglillo Pequeño
  • Tamarindo Beach
  • Caña Gorda Beach
  • Jaboncillo Beach

Gallery[edit]

Panorama of Flamenco Beach PR
Panorama of Flamenco Beach, Puerto Rico
Philipp Corcho Beach in Vieques island, Puerto Rico
Fajardo, Puerto Rico Palomino Island beach
Arecibo beach near the El Vigia lighthouse (Puerto Rico)
Mona Island Beach, Puerto Rico
Crash Boat Beach in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Boquerón public beach Blue flag.svg
Esperanza Beach,Vieques, Puerto Rico
Isla Verde Beach

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Government of Puerto Rico. Department of Natural and Environmental Resources. Ley para establecer el programa para la promoción, protección y conservación de las playas aspirantes a la Bandera Azul. Puerto Rico House of Representatives. House Bill 3268. Law 173 of 12 August 2000.(Home → Biblioteca → Leyes → Ley para establecer el programa para la promoción, protección y conservación de las playas aspirantes a la Bandera Azul)
  2. ^ Las 1,200 playas de Puerto Rico. Primera Hora. 9 March 2015. 41 pages. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  3. ^ Plan de Uso de Terrenos de Puerto Rico: Perfil Regional - Region Sur. Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico. Junta de Planificacion. Oficina del Plan de Uso de Terrenos. Borrador Preliminar. February 2006. Page 15. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Puerto Rico". Retrieved July 29, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "AnyWinery.com USA Nationwide Winery Index. The Go To source for locating Wineries and Winery Direct Deals in the US: Special Discounts, Offers and Coupons.". travelandsports.com. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Vieques Beaches". Vieques.com. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Rios, Jannette (2010-07-22). "Ritz-Carlton puts on the Ritz with $231 million pact". Puerto Rico Daily Sun. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  8. ^ "San Juan Puerto Rico". San Juan Puerto Rico. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  9. ^ paco. "Un destino turístico con sabor y folclor". La Perla Del Sur. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  10. ^ Froomer's Puerto Rico. Eighth Edition. By Darwin Poter and Danforth Prince. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing. 2006.) Page 212. Retrieved December 5, 2010.
  11. ^ Patillas. Encyclopedia Puerto Rico. Retrieved December 6, 2010.
  12. ^ Playa Punta Viento.
  13. ^ Por algo le llaman 'El Edén del Caribe'.' Carmen Cila Rodríguez. La Perla del Sur. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2011.
  14. ^ a b c d Periodico La Perla del Sur. El secreto paraíso del Caribe. By Carmen Cila Rodríguez. 14 October 2010. (Home > Gente > Portada Gente > El secreto paraíso del Caribe.)
  15. ^ Bandera azul para Caja de Muerto . El Sur a la Vista. Ponce, Puerto Rico. December 1, 2010. Retrieved December 15, 2010.
  16. ^ a b c d e f Plan de Uso de Terrenos de Puerto Rico: Perfil Regional - Region Sur. (Borrador Preliminar.) Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico. Junta de Planificacion. Oficina del Plan de Uso de Terrenos. San Juan, Puerto Rico. February 2006. Page 15. Retrieved 2 December 2011.
  17. ^ Salinas: un destino completo y pintoresco. By Damarich Calvo Almodóvar. Periodico La Perla del Sur (Ponce, Puerto Rico). July 1, 2009. Retrieved October 29, 2010.
  18. ^ Playa Salinas.
  19. ^ Playa Santa Isabel
  20. ^ Esperan 100 mil personas el 25 de julio . Jason Rodríguez Grafal. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 23 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  21. ^ "Porta Caribe, Puerto Rico - By Puerto Rico Channel". puertorico.com. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  22. ^ "Middles Beach Isabela, Puerto Rico". www.zeePuertoRico.com. Retrieved August 18, 2010. 
  23. ^ "Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico Beaches". Cabo Rojo PR. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 

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