Beaches in Guánica

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Most agree that outside of the dry forest reserve, the beaches are the main reason to visit Guanica.  Flat, soft white sand shores sweep out to the ocean which laps ashore calmly.  Unfortunately only one of the beaches here has on-site facilities and it isn't open to the public regularly, so make sure to bring your own supplies. 

Pick Your Ideal Beach

You will discover a large number of beaches to visit in and around the area. For more information concerning one particular beach click on the names of the ones you're interested in.

Tamarindo Beach

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.

A second place to consider is Manglillos Beach. Located on the south coast of Puerto Rico, Manglillo Beach is part of the Dry Forest Reserve. The calm waters and beautiful surroundings make it a favorite amongst both locals and tourists, especially on weekends.

Ballena Beach: The Caribbean Sea laps ashore in a deep blue hue, touching upon the soft white sands. Throughout the protected beach area, visitors can view blue lagoons surrounded by cacti and coconut palms, mangrove forest, and perhaps even a manatee or two.

The beaches in and around Guánica are summarized directly below.

Beaches In and Around Guánica
Name Location Coast
Ana Beach 12.6 mi. West of Central Guánica South West
Ballena Beach 3.5 mi. East of Central Guánica South West
Cana Gorda Beach 1.9 mi. Southeast of Central Guánica South West
Manglillos Beach 3.8 mi. South West of Central Guánica South West
Playa Santa 3.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central Guánica South West
Rosado Beach 3.8 mi. South West of Central Guánica South West
Tamarindo Beach 4.0 mi. East of Central Guánica South West

Fortunately, you can find a nice selection of attraction types available too. Those interested can find out more about other attractions here.


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