Beaches in Humacao

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Many people are quick to recommend a trip to the beaches of Palmas del Mar to those are staying in Humacao during their Puerto Rico getaway, but there are plenty of other options to consider that are equally as pleasurable.  The beaches of this area feature calm surf great for swimming and snorkeling plus picturesque vistas that make bringing a camera necessary.

Which Beaches Are Available?

There are several beaches to consider in and around the area. To get additional information concerning a specific beach just click on the names of the ones you are curious about.

Humacao Beach

Playa Punta Santiago: This beach is unique in that it features both white and black sands; the white comes from washed up coral, and the black is volcanic matter. Meanwhile, the waters that wash ashore are aquamarine, making the color wheel of Playa Punta Santiago something to behold.

Another alternative for beach-goers to consider is Puerto Yabucoa. With the area known for the rich and fertile soil, you can bet that Puerto Yabucoa is a beach shrouded by a wall of trees (much like the rest of the region). This helps give the beach a much more natural feel than it really is; located just steps from from homes, baseball fields, and other marks of civilization.

Naguabo Beach: In a slightly busy section of the town of Naguabo is a beach of the same name. Here is where locals and visitors can come to unwind where the sand is soft and the water of calm.

The beaches in and around Humacao are summarized below.

Beaches In and Around Humacao
Name Location Coast
Humacao Beach 3.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Humacao East
Maunabo Beach Emajagua, 10.5 mi. South of Central Humacao South East
Morillo Beach 4.8 mi. East of Central Humacao East
Naguabo Beach 7.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Humacao East
Palmas del Mar 4.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Humacao East
Playa Punta Santiago 5.0 mi. East of Central Humacao East
Puerto Yabucoa 5.9 mi. South of Central Humacao East
Roosevelt Roads Beach 13.2 mi. East of Central Humacao East

If you are looking for a wider variety of attractions beyond just these, you should look farther afield. To get more information about other attractions, read this page.


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