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. Because the beach is public, it is kept clean by the National Parks Company of Puerto Rico, and there are facilities on site.

Situated on the southwestern coast of the island of Puerto Rico, 1.9 miles southeast of Guánica, You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. It's often said that Cana Gorda Beach is the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Other nearby beaches you'll come across in Puerto Rico may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Cana Gorda Beach, but tend to be more crowded since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in town.

How to Access The Beach
Caña Gorda Beach is located in the Guánica Forest Reserve off Road 333.

Amenities and Ambiance

Because Caña Gorda Beach is located in the Guánica Forest Reserve, a great deal of trees line the shore. The beach itself has soft white sand and clear, calm waters. A section of the water is roped off for swimming, and picnic tables and life guard stands fill spaces in the sand.

Picnic tables are on-site——great for full-fledged lunches or afternoon snacks.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Guests planning to take full advantage of the comforts offered at this beach, shouldn't worry; Cana Gorda Beach is located in a region that crowds do not often visit. With this in mind, regardless of what time you arrive, since there's only a small possibility you have to get around any other tourists who might want access to the amenities that are there.

What's Nearby


Cana Gorda Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the South West coast of Puerto Rico; it's located near attractions like Guanica Lighthouse, which is not very far away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Cana Gorda Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Guanica Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.2 mi. W Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

The closest region in Puerto Rico to Cana Gorda Beach is Guánica. This destination is only two miles from the coast, so it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. It's important to note that Guánica is a highly urbanized region.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you visit a nearby restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is Cafe Migdaly.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown below.

Restaurants near Cana Gorda Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cafe Migdaly (787) 821-5601 -- -- -- --
Cana Gorda Cafe Tropical (787) 821-3919 -- -- -- --
Naz Cocktail (787) 821-7318 -- -- -- --
Pizzeria Caa+-O'S & Chicken (787) 821-2524 Italian -- -- --
San Jacinto Restaurant (787) 821-4941 -- -- -- --
Sandwichera Ianrelis (787) 821-1751 -- -- -- --
Semiday Beach Apartments (787) 821-2237 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Puerto Rico, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You might also enjoy Manglillos Beach, situated a brief car or taxi trip away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Ballena Beach, which offers more action, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. You'll find it two miles to the east.

You may also want to consider Rosado Beach, which is located reasonably close-by, so a quick cab ride is an easy option.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Puerto Rico; then again, Cana Gorda Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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