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.

Pick Your Ideal Beach

You'll find a large selection of beaches to consider in and around the area. For detailed information about any one of these beaches you can click on the names of the ones you're intrigued by.

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 place 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: To get to Naguabo Beach, take PR 3 to Calle Marina, and follow the road, which is a circle, around to the south coast where you can exit on to the beach.

The following chart offers more information on the the beaches found in and around the area.

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 seeking a wider range of attractions beyond this category, you might want to look farther afield. You can go to this extended discussion which is all about even more attractions if you'd like to discover some more facts.


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