Attractions in Patillas

Aptly named the “Emerald of the South,” Patillas is especially known for its verdant mountains and loads of green space.  The most popular attractions here play to the town's ecological strengths, boasting rivers, lakes, hiking trails, and beaches as its major points of interest. 


Maunabo Beach

You will find several beaches to consider in and around the area. You can click on the name of the beach for a detailed article concerning that individual beach.

Punta Guilarte Beach: The beach is just west of the Patillas Airport, and drivers can simply take Expresso Jose Barbosa to the road adjacent to the airport. Taking that road south will lead you right to the beach.

A second place for beach-goers to consider is Pesquera Beach. A favorite among locals on the weekend, Pasquera Beach is located near rental villas and has parking, but there are no restrooms associated with this stretch of sand. Where they do shine is the atmosphere, as strains of local music can be heard from the kiosks that line the shore.

La Playa Guardarraya: Local families frequent this beach because it is ideally located surrounded by restaurants and grocery stores so you don't have to pack up and bring all your supplies with you -- though with a few free use barbecue grills on site, you certainly can if you want to.

Of course, you will find a full range of choices for beaches in and around the area. Read this page if you want to discover more specifics.

Natural Attractions

Bosque Estatal De Carite is one of the local attractions you might consider visiting. <p>Created in 1935 to protect the increasingly vulnerable watershed from erosion and the growing influence of industry on the island. Its easy access and many trails make it a popular destination for tourists and locals off all kinds that want to take a quick look at the natural side of Puerto Rico.</p>

This is just an idea of what's on the island. To read more about natural attractions in and around the area, visit this page.


Puerto Rico Casinos

People do not generally go to Patillas to gamble, but there is one such place, El Gran Casino.


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