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

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: 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.

These examples are only some of the available options. To navigate to our guide to beaches, use this link.


Assuming you enjoy learning about other places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum during your vacation.

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 chart right below enables you to get more details on 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

Visitors may enjoy some other intriguing places worth visiting in Guánica.

If the more functional aspects of maritime life 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

One of the worthwhile outdoor attractions is Bosque Estatal De Guánica. <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>

Luckily, you will find plenty of other choices. To read our complete page about natural attractions in and around Guánica, navigate to this page.


Puerto Rico Casinos

Vacationers do not usually stay in Guánica to gamble, although there is one such place nearby, Best Western Pichi's Casino.


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