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. 

Beach Choices In The Area

You will find a large selection of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Just click on the beach names to get additional information about that specific beach.

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.

Another location worth considering 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 displayed in the following chart.

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

If you want to learn about more points of interest beyond this category, you can find others. To read a more complete discussion of other attractions, read this page.


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