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 a large number of beaches to choose from in and around the area. You can click on the name of each beach for detailed information about that specific beach.

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 alternative 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: Located plenty away from the big Puerto Rican cities, Rosado Beach is still located in a small community that creates a nice mix of remoteness and convenience. The wide arching beach provides a great opportunity for sun bathing and fun in the sun, while the buoyed off swimming area offers a safe place for people of all ages to enjoy the water.

Fortunately, you'll find plenty of other beaches to choose from in and around the area. Click here to check out our article about beaches for Guánica.


If you like to become more aware of other people and places, you might want to visit a museum during your vacation.

Many travelers choose to visit Museo Historico de Las Piedras. It is found 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 table below enables you to learn some details regarding 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

Guests will enjoy some other intriguing sites in this area.

If the nitty gritty aspects of maritime life intrigue you, consider heading to 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 local attractions you should consider 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.

Guánica offers a full range nature attractions. Click on this link to see our article concerning natural attractions in and around Guánica.


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