Beaches in Ponce

Photo credit: © J Ortiz Rosario

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

There are a large selection of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. You can click on specific beach names for a detailed article concerning that beach.

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.

Another location worth considering is Bainairo Beach. Bainairo Beach is located off Highway 2.

Isla Caja de Muertos Beach: A ferry boat out of Ponce makes one trip to and one trip from this island. It leaves from the La Guancha Marina at 8:30 a.m.

The table just below shows some key facts concerning the beaches that you can find in and around the area.

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

Of course, you will find some other attraction types available too. To learn more about other attractions for Ponce, go to this article.


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