Attractions in Guánica

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Guanica is an outstanding destination for eco-tourists.  Not only is it home to a unique and important “Dry Forest,” but there is phosphorous bay which glows bright blue every night.  Even the rugged beaches appeal more to the adventurous explorer over the tourist looking for luxury and a soft spot in the sand to get a tan.  


Tamarindo Beach

You'll find several beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Just click on the name of the beach to read a detailed article concerning that part of the coast.

Cana Gorda Beach: Caña Gorda Beach is so favored by locals that many own vacation homes nearby. This means you'll want to hit the beach early in order to stake your claim on a nice plot of oceanfront property.

A second location that beach-goers can consider is Playa Santa. The shore of Playa Santana stretches on for a mile, lined with coconut palms and resort properties. The sands are soft and white with aqua colored waters that rush ashore at regular intervals.

Attractions Map

Rosado Beach: While the beach is still located inside a community, a wall of trees does help block out some of the buildings and the road. However, even if the trees did not, the area is no San Juan, and is quiet enough not to disturb anyone napping on the beach.

These are merely a few of the options that are available. To learn about more beaches available, click here.


If you like to expand your knowledge of other places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum during your time in Guánica.

One popular destination is Museo Historico de Las Piedras. It is situated in San German, 11.2 mi. Northwest of central Guánica. A tiny museum detailing the history of this otherwise unremarkable area of Puerto Rico, the Museo Historico de las Piedras preserves tales, art, and memories that would otherwise have been forgotten long ago.

The table below enables you to get more details concerning a museum nearby.

Museums Near Guánica
Name Phone Location Island
Museo Historico de Las Piedras (787) 733-2160 11.2 mi. Northwest of Central Guánica Puerto Rico

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Vacationers will experience some other interesting local landmarks in this area.

If the nitty gritty aspects of living by the sea intrigue you, you might enjoy seeing Guanica Lighthouse. Not much remains of the Guanica Lighthouse, and the area is fenced off to the public.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In Guánica
Name Type Location Island
Guanica Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.3 mi. South of Central Guánica Puerto Rico

Natural Attractions

Bosque Estatal De Guánica

Bosque Estatal De Guánica is one of the outdoor attractions you might enjoy visiting. Designated by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve, Bosque Estatal de Guanica is a popular destination for nature seeking tourist and those looking for the most pristine beaches on the island.

Luckily, there are other options too. If you want to find out more about natural attractions in and near Guánica, can do so here.


Puerto Rico Casinos

People don't generally come to Guánica to gamble, although there is one such place nearby, Best Western Pichi's Casino.


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