While most people thing of Rincon and Arecibo's beaches when they plan a surfing vacation, Patillas is another area that should be at the top of the list. Considered the "Surfing Capital of the South" this town has at least eight different beaches that are great for surfing, especially during hurricane season. While this doesn't necessarily bode well for casual swimmers, adventurous beachgoers won't want to miss out on this area of the island.
There are an abundance of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Just click on each beach name for a detailed guide to that particular stretch of sand.
If you love snorkeling, a beach worth considering is 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.
Another good choice for snorkelers is Playa Mala Pascua. A lively family beach where you can barbecue or grab some food from a kiosk in the sand, you'll always gave a good time when you visit.
Emajagua Beach: Coconut palms line the shore of Emajagua Beach, and just behind the trees is a cluster of homes. The sand is a golden color that shines brightly in the sun, and the waters are a deep navy blue.
The table just below enables you to learn more information about the beaches located in and around the area.
|Emajagua Beach||7.1 mi. East of Central Patillas||South East|
|La Playa Guardarraya||Guardarraya, 5.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Patillas||Southeast|
|Maunabo Beach||9.1 mi. East of Central Patillas||South East|
|Pesquera Beach||2.7 mi. Southeast of Central Patillas||South East|
|Playa Mala Pascua||5.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Patillas||Southeast|
|Playita Machete||7.7 mi. South West of Central Patillas||South East|
|Punta Guilarte Beach||1.9 mi. South of Central Patillas||South East|
|Punta Pozuelo||12.9 mi. West-Southwest of Central Patillas||South East|
Fortunately, Patillas has other attraction types. You can find more details about other attractions by following this link.
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