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 will discover several beaches to visit in and around the area. Click on the name of each beach for more detail concerning that particular location.

Maunabo Beach

If you are looking for a place to snorkel, a beach where that's an 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 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 beaches in and around Patillas are listed right below.

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

Of course, there are a nice selection of attraction types available too. Navigate to this extended discussion dedicated to even more attractions if you want to learn some more information.


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