Guánica Attractions

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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 will find an abundance of beaches to consider in and around the area. Just click on the name of the beach for a detailed review of that part of the coast.

Cana Gorda Beach: Because Caña Gorda Beach is located in the Guánica Forest Reserve, a great deal of trees line the shore. The beach itself has soft white sand and clear, calm waters.

Another location worth considering 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.

Guánica and the surrounding areas have a nice selection of beaches. If you'd like to dig deeper, you can learn more on this page.


If you enjoy learning about other places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum while on vacation in Guánica.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Museo Historico de Las Piedras. It is located in San German, 11.2 mi. Northwest of central Guánica. Visitors that are interested in the area's roots are welcomed to explore what the museum has to offer. Featuring several exhibits of different focuses, guests will gain a first hand account of the everyday history.

The following table enables you to get more details concerning a museum you might enjoy 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

Visitors may discover some other worthwhile places to visit in Guánica.

If the more functional aspects of life by the sea interest you, you might want to see 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 tourist attractions that's enjoyed by many visitors. <p>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.</p>

This is only one example of the available choices. Click this link to find our guide to natural attractions in and around the area.


Puerto Rico Casinos

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


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