Playa Sardinera

Playa Sardinera is a balnierio in Dorado on the north coast of Puerto Rico. The beach has a roped off area for swimming, which protects visitors from the abundance of boats entering and exiting the harbor. Sardinera is open Wednesday through Sunday and on holidays.

Situated in the northeastern outskirts of Fajardo, Playa Sardinera is on the East coast of Puerto Rico. You might want whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Beaches in Puerto Rico are often though of as secluded spots, which offer tranquility and relaxation. While these qualities are undoubtedly perfect for some, other visitors prefer lounging in the livelier environment at Playa Sardinera.

How to Access The Beach
Playa Sardinera is set just off Carretera Cabezas de San Juan. Follor Carr 697 north until you reach the beach, and turn left to access the parking lot.

Amenities and Ambiance

The harbor at Playa Sardinera keeps the sea and the shore littered with fishing and sailing boats of all sorts. Under the docked boats is dark, desert colored sand, and cloudy green waters.

You'll find all your needs have been taken care of at Playa Sardinera, with restrooms, showers, and picnic tables.

The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

You should remember that Playa Sardinera's immediate surroundings are rather congested, meaning you may find numerous people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the East coast of Puerto Rico; this area boasts other attractions such as El Conquistador Resort & Country Club, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Sardinera
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
El Conquistador Resort & Country Club Golf Course 1.0 mi. NE Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Playa Sardinera visitors seeking other opportunities for exploration will want to think about heading to Fajardo, which is nearby and is a particularly bustling part of Puerto Rico.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Although you generally won't find very many hotels in the surrounding areas, those accommodations closest to the beach can be viewed in the following list.

Accommodations near Playa Sardinera
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort -- -- Resort
Fajardo Inn 0.8 mi. S Resort
El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 1.0 mi. NE Resort


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to walk to a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, within a reachable distance. One of the closest restaurants is El Varadeo Seaside Grill. This restaurant offers both American and Creole cuisines. Visitors often rave about their seafood.

A few nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Playa Sardinera
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
El Varadeo Seaside Grill (787) 860-2662 American, Creole Very Casual 0.1 mi. NE
Tasca OleLelolai (787) 655-1222 Spanish Informal 0.3 mi. NNW
Areato Restaurant (787) 863-7766 -- -- 0.5 mi. SW
Pizzanet (787) 860-4215 Italian -- 0.5 mi. SW
Di Yukas (787) 922-2000 Creole Very Casual -- --
Star Fish Restaurant (787) 860-6000 Caribbean Informal 0.8 mi. S
The Blue Iguana Mexican Grill & Bar (787) 860-6000 Mexican Very Casual 0.8 mi. S
Blossoms (787) 868-0200 Chinese, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim -- 1.0 mi. NE
Bollyhoo Bar and Grill (787) 863-1000 American, Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. NE
Cafe Bella Vista (787) 863-1000 International Very Casual 1.0 mi. NE
Cafe Caribe (787) 863-1000 American, Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. NE
Chops Steakhouse (787) 863-1000 International Informal 1.0 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Puerto Rico, so if Playa Sardinera doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Another option worth considering is Las Croabas Beach, another great beach choice in Puerto Rico.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Puerto Rico; then again, a trip to Playa Sardinera could end up a family favorite.


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