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 will discover an abundance of beaches to choose from in and around the area. Just click on each beach name for a detailed review of that beach.

Cana Gorda Beach: Caña Gorda Beach is located in the Guánica Forest Reserve off Road 333.

Another option to consider is Playa Santa. Lined with resorts, Playa Santa is broken up into several sections of beach belonging to the hotel behind it. There is also a section of public beach where locals come to play.

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.

Guánica and the surrounding areas have plenty of additional beach choices. Click this link to see our page dedicated to beaches for Guánica.


Assuming you like to learn about other places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum during your vacation.

A common landmark for vacationers 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 table right below lists more information about 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 can explore some other intriguing places to visit in Guánica.

If the functional aspects of life by the sea intrigue you, you should think about visiting Guanica Lighthouse. A historic lighthouse located in the Guanica State Forest, the Guanica Lighthouse was first lit in 1893, and served until 1950. The historical significance of this site comes from the tale of lighthouse keeper Robustiano Rivera, who, in July of 1898, spotted the American forces as they were lading on the island during the Spanish-American war, and was able to warn local residents.

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

One of the more frequently visited natural attractions is Bosque Estatal De Guánica. 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, you'll find a full range nature attractions. Take advantage of this article dedicated to natural attractions in and near the area if you need some more details.


Puerto Rico Casinos

Vacationers don't generally go to Guánica for its gambling opportunities, although there is one option nearby, Best Western Pichi's Casino.


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