Beaches in Ponce

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There is much to recommend a vacation in Ponce, from the museums to the nightlife, but what many tourists are most concerned with is the beach situation.  Ponce is home to four main beaches and a few others in outlying areas.  All are equipped with facilities such as picnic tables and barbecue pits, bathrooms, and one even has a boardwalk with shops and restaurants.  A day at the beach in Ponce is more of an experience here than nearly anywhere else in Puerto Rico, and definitely worth a visit. 

Pick Your Ideal Beach

You'll find a large number of beaches to consider in and around the area. You can click on individual names for more detail concerning that section of the coast.

La Guancha

La Guancha: La Guancha Beach is not one of Puerto Rico's more popular beaches for swimming, but it is a great place for strolling and socializing. The boardwalk here is filled with kiosks selling food, drinks, and souvenirs, and salsa music blares throughout, making it a fun and lively environment.

A second alternative that beach-goers can consider is Bainairo Beach. Bainairo Beach is located off Highway 2.

Isla Caja de Muertos Beach: This beach is set on an island about eight miles off the coast of Ponce, within a nature reserve that also has a lighthouse, a cave, and many hiking trails. Days can be as filled with activities, or as laid back and lazy as you want, with gorgeous views to take in all the while no matter what you do.

The beaches in and around Ponce are listed in the following chart.

Beaches In and Around Ponce
Name Location Coast
Bainairo Beach 5.2 mi. West-Southwest of Central Ponce South West
Ballena Beach 3.5 mi. East of Central Guánica South West
Isla Caja de Muertos Beach 10.3 mi. Southeast of Central Ponce South West
La Guancha Southeastern part of Ponce South
Playa de Ponce Southern part of Ponce South West
Ponce Beach Southwestern part of Ponce South West
Tamarindo Beach 4.0 mi. East of Central Guánica South West

Keep in mind, you'll be able to find additional types of attractions. To see our page about other attractions, go to this page.


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