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.

Located on the southwestern side of the island of Puerto Rico, 1.9 miles southeast of Guánica, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. There are advantages to visiting a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; beaches less-traveled like Cana Gorda Beach make great places to spread out and relax.

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.

Consider using this beach's picnic tables, so your food won't get sandy.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Cana Gorda Beach's immediate surroundings are not near many tourist spots. And as such, the availability of certain facilities shouldn't be negatively affected.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Puerto Rico. It's located near Guanica Lighthouse, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one close-by attraction.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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 nearest section of Puerto Rico to Cana Gorda Beach is Guánica. This location is just two miles from the coast, so you needn't use up an entire day here. It's important to note that Guánica is a heavily populated and lively region.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can attract visitors from some of the area's smaller options.


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest restaurants is Cafe Migdaly.

Some nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

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

Puerto Rico has many nice beaches, and Cana Gorda Beach is just one option.

You might also enjoy Manglillos Beach, situated a quick car or cab ride away. On the other hand, Ballena Beach could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to nearby attractions. It's located two miles to the east.

Another location you may want to try is Rosado Beach, which is located reasonably close-by, meaning a short ride in a taxi will get you here pretty easily.

Cana Gorda Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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