Beaches in Patillas

Copyright: Ausberto Santisteban
 

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. 

Beach Choices In The Area

You'll find an abundance of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Click on the beach names to get additional information about that beach.

Maunabo Beach

A beach scene with snorkeling 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 visitors who enjoy snorkeling is Playa Mala Pascua. This beach is a little unique in the area because it is comprised of a combination of sand and river rocks, but the water is calm and clear, so little ones can even enjoy a swim.

Emajagua Beach: Emajagua Beach is located just off Highway 3 which runs alongside the coast on one side and the forest on the other.

The chart below provides you with a few details regarding the beaches that you can 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

Bear in mind that Patillas includes other attractions. To visit our guide to other attractions, visit this page.

 

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