Some of the best attractions in Puerto Rico are stretched along the coast. There are bound to be nearby beaches that you will enjoy.
Each of the access points along the coast of Puerto Rico are different; the qualities and amenities associated with each can make the difference between a relaxing time on the sand, and an unprepared visit. All of the nearby shorelines in the following table have something unique to offer. Click on the names below to view our detailed article:
|Bridges Beach||0.7||S||Downtown Aguadilla|
|School Yard Beach||0.9||S||Downtown Aguadilla|
|Crash Boat Beach||1.0||NW||2.0 mi. North-Northwest of Aguadilla|
|Table Rock Beach||2.2||S||Aguadilla|
|2.8||SSW||2.0 mi. South West of Aguadilla|
|The Shacks||3.0||N||4.0 mi. North of Aguadilla|
|3.1||N||4.1 mi. North of Aguadilla|
|Espinar Beach||3.8||SW||3.2 mi. South West of Aguadilla|
|Surfer's Beach||4.2||N||5.2 mi. North of Aguadilla|
The most convenient one to visit is Bridges Beach. Keep in mind that this beach is a moderate traveling distance away, so you will have unlimited opportunities to enjoy the sun and the shore. Used mainly for surfing, this urban beach is a great place for a quick trip to the shore. With nothing but a straight shot to the ocean, Bridges Beach is best for those looking for a hassle free beach.
If instead you're interested in a stretch of sand that attracts very few tourists, The Shacks might be a good choice. Not far from some major tourist areas, The Shacks has been able to keep a low profile despite its very large beach and relatively easy access. Being located right where the Atlantic Ocean turns into the Caribbean Sea, this beach has a nice hybrid of clear Caribbean Waters and rough Atlantic Waves. It's situated just a quick taxi trip away.
Stopping over at a town or community close to your hotel can help you get out of your comfort zone to experience something a little different, whether you're interested in seeing a famous natural attraction, or experiencing the day in the life of a local. Hotel Cielo Mar is situated outside the center of Aguadilla.
The following table contains a listing of areas near Hotel Cielo Mar:
Hotel Cielo Mar makes for a great spot for active visitors. There are a great deal of fun activities to be enjoyed when starting at this accommodation. There are even a handful of attractions within a short distance of the hotel, for instance, Point Borinquen Lighthouse and Punta Higuero Lighthouse. Each attraction is exceptional for guests lodging at Hotel Cielo Mar, but the nearest is Point Borinquen Lighthouse.
Several more of this property's nearest attractions are listed in the following table.
|Point Borinquen Lighthouse||Lighthouse||2.5||N||3.6 mi. North of Aguadilla|
|Punta Higuero Lighthouse||Lighthouse||9.5||SW||2.4 mi. Northwest of Rincón|
|Maritime Museum||Museum||9.5||SW||2.4 mi. Northwest of Rincón|
|Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||9.9||SW||Rincón|
|Guajataca State Forest||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||11.7||E||4.8 mi. South West of Quebradillas|
|Gozalandia||Waterfall||12.7||ESE||8.2 mi. South-Southwest of Quebradillas|
If you're on the lookout for an interesting place to visit, Point Borinquen Lighthouse might be a good choice. Set on the Coast Guard Base in Aguadilla, the Point Borinquen Lighthouse was originally built by the Spanish government in 1889, but destroyed by a tsunami in 1918. The next incarnation was built on higher grounds, but the ruins of the original lighthouse have been left untouched for generations.
When you're deciding on a place to stay, it can often be worthwhile to learn more about nearby accommodation options as a means to better understand the area. While you'll only find one other place to stay in this part of Puerto Rico, the tranquil surroundings here ensure that it's an excellent option for guests looking to enjoy a secluded getaway.
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