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.

Beach Choices In The Area

You'll discover a large selection of beaches to choose from in and around the area. Simply click on specific names for a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.

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 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: The soft sands of Naguabo Beach are tan in color, while the water takes on an emerald hue. Trees back the beach, seemingly protecting the shore from the hustle and bustle of the world beyond.

The beaches in and around Humacao are summarized in the table 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

Bear in mind that Humacao has additional attractions. To get more information about other attractions, see this page.


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