Bainairo Beach

Set on Puerto Rico's south coast, Bainairo Beach is easily accessed from the coastal highway, which runs so close to the shore that it's almost criminal. This is a busy, crowded area of town, so if you're looking for a beach for people watching and meeting locals, this is the place for you.

Located near the center of the island of Puerto Rico, Bainairo Beach is on the South West coast of the island, You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. The area around this beach is relatively urbanized, but as is occasionally the case, this should not suggest that the beach itself will be too congested. Instead, you will generally find quite a number of places to throw down your towel.

How to Access The Beach
Bainairo Beach is located off Highway 2.

Amenities and Ambiance

Bainairo Beach is backed by a collection of buildings cramped together along the shore, and not far behind that a busy main road. The beach features white colored sand and turquoise waters.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the South West coast of Puerto Rico. Holiday Inn Ponce Casino is one of a few attractions close-by.

History-focused attractions such as Centro Historico are a nice compliment to the scenery of Bainairo Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about Puerto Rico, without having to venture too far from the coast.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Bainairo Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Holiday Inn Ponce Casino Casino 1.1 E Puerto Rico
Abolition Monument Monument 5.4 ENE Puerto Rico
Cruceta El Vigia Monument 5.4 NE Puerto Rico
Museo de Arte de Ponce Museum 5.4 ENE Puerto Rico
Museo Castillo Serralles Museum 5.4 NE Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Bainairo Beach is very close to Ponce, so walking the city is a definite option. Bainairo Beach visitors seeking other interesting places to see might want to think about heading to Ponce, since it's in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Puerto Rico.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

There is a nice assortment of booking options to pick from in the area around the beach. The most convenient of which are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Bainairo Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Quality Inn El Tuque 0.7 E Hotel
Holiday Inn Ponce & Tropical Casino 1.1 E Hotel
Pichi's Hotel & Convention Center 2.8 NW Hotel


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. Pito's Seafood Cafe & Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean cuisine. They're also renowned for their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's not far off the beach at all.

A few nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Bainairo Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Pito's Seafood Cafe & Restaurant (787) 841-4977 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Tanama Restaurant (787) 844-1200 International Very Casual 1.1 mi. E
Popeye's Ponce Mall (787) 978-2444 American Very Casual 4.1 mi. ENE
Subway Ponce Mall (787) 385-5119 American Very Casual 4.2 mi. ENE
La Pagoda Cream (787) 844-4030 Chinese, Creole -- 4.2 mi. ENE
Pizzeria Hot Bite (787) 290-3322 Italian -- 4.2 mi. ENE
Ponce Mall Snackbar (787) 840-5750 Snackbar Very Casual 4.2 mi. ENE
Ponce Internet Cafe -- -- -- 4.2 mi. ENE
La Ceiba (787) 970-0668 Eclectic Informal -- --
Cold Stone Creamery Ponce (787) 290-3400 International Very Casual 4.5 mi. E

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Puerto Rico, and Bainairo Beach is just one option.

You may also want to try Ponce Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Playa de Ponce is an area secluded from lots of tourists and buildings.

You may also enjoy La Guancha, another favorite sun-spot in Puerto Rico.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Puerto Rico, but visiting Bainairo Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Puerto Rico even more memorable.


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