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. 

The Area's Beaches

You will find a large selection of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Just click on the name of the beach for more detail concerning that 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 option that beach-goers can consider is Manglillos Beach. Backed by the dry forest and line with trees and brush, Manglillos features clear, calm, turquoise waters with mangroves, and soft, blindingly white sand.

Ballena Beach: Due to its representation of biodiversity, Ballena Beach is a designated UNESCO biosphere reserve. Instead of visiting this beach to swim and frolic in the sea, most vacationers head this way to view the beautiful isolated surroundings that is known for being prime nesting grounds for many species of bird, turtles, and toads.

The following table offers a few details concerning the beaches found in and around the area.

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 are looking for a wider variety of attractions beyond what's offered on this page, you can consider other locations. You can read this article regarding even more attractions if you'd like to learn more details.


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