Bahia Sucia Beach

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Although Bahía Sucia translates to mean "Dirty Bay," this little stretch of paradise could not be more clean and beautiful. In fact, this beach is so popular amongst locals that it is recommended that you avoid it on weekends and holidays. However, a trip to the bay on a week day could be just the quiet reprieve you've been looking for.

Located on the western edge of the island of Puerto Rico, 10.6 miles south of Cabo Rojo, You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. When you need to spend the afternoon away from tourist-filled hotspots, you might really enjoy an afternoon at Bahia Sucia Beach.

How to Access The Beach
You can access Bahia Sucia via a pocked dirt road at the end of Route 100. Driving a vehicle with four wheel drive is recommended. You'll park by the lighthouse and hike down to the sandy shore.

Amenities and Ambiance

Shaped into a crescent, Bahia Sucia features gold colored sand that leads to bright turquoise waters that are shallow, calm, and warm. Views from the shore include the lighthouse and a set of mysterious cliffs.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

If you find that you go for shores that offer those who visit a serene environment, then maybe head on over to Bahia Sucia Beach; it is found in a much quieter part of the region.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Bahia Sucia Beach on the South West coast of Puerto Rico; the area hosts attractions such as Cabo Rojo Lighthouse, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Museo Historico de Las Piedras, a lovely museum found a rather short taxi ride away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Bahia Sucia Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cabo Rojo Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.3 SW Puerto Rico
Lunas Art And Craft Art Gallery 10.6 N Puerto Rico
Club Depotivo del Oeste Golf Course 11.3 N Puerto Rico
Museo Historico de Las Piedras Museum 12.9 NE Puerto Rico
La Parguera Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 13.1 E Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

La Parguera is the closest town and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the coast, La Parguera is a car ride off, about nine and a half miles (15 and a half kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at Bahia Sucia Beach will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent number of places to stay which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest options have been displayed in the following list.

Accommodations near Bahia Sucia Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bahía Salinas Beach Resort & Spa 1.1 NNW Hotel
La Jamaca 9.3 ENE B & B
Boqueron Beach Hotel 9.4 N Hotel


Though you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you are prepared to drive a bit. One of the nearest places to eat is Agua al Cuello, which is one and an eighth miles to the north-northwest of it.

The following table lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Bahia Sucia Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Agua al Cuello (787) 254-1212 Creole, Eclectic Informal 1.1 mi. NNW
La Casona Bar & Grill (787) 458-5223 Spanish Fine Dining 3.2 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

Of course, Bahia Sucia Beach is just one of many beaches you might like in Puerto Rico.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Combate Beach, situated a quick car or cab ride away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Ana Beach offers more action, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. You'll find it six miles to the east.

You may also want to consider Boqueròn Beach, which is located five and a half miles to the north. The quaint and colorful Boqueraan Beach is an enchanting beach full of local culture. There's plenty to do in and out of the water, from watersports to land activities.

You may find that Bahia Sucia Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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