Beaches in Patillas

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. 

Which Beaches Are Available?

You'll find a large selection of beaches to consider in and around the area. Click on the name of each beach for a detailed guide to that particular stretch of sand.

Maunabo Beach

If you love snorkeling, a place with that option 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 top pick for snorkeling fans 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: Emajagua Beach is set along the southwest coast of Puerto Rico. The area surrounding the beach is not heavily populated, which means crowds are typically scarce on the beach as well.

Check out the table below to learn more about beaches that you'll find in and around the area.

Beaches In and Around Patillas
Name Location Coast
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

If you want to learn about more attractions beyond just these, you might want to think about other locations. To read more about other attractions, follow this link.

 

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