Cabo Rojo Beaches

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A scattering of beaches on Puerto Rico make up the Cabo Rojo Beaches, each of which has stunning views for guests to enjoy. These beaches include, Bahia Boqueraan, Playa El Combate and Playa Joyuda.

Located on the western coast of the island of Puerto Rico, 4.1 miles northwest of Cabo Rojo, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Puerto Rico's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, but Cabo Rojo Beaches is less exposed than the others, making it a good pick for those of you who don't want to wander too far away, but would rather avoid the most hectic parts of town.

How to Access The Beach
The Cabo Rojo beaches can be reached off Bulevar Guanajibo.

Amenities and Ambiance

Cabo Rojo's location along the south west coast means that the waters fed into its beaches come from the Caribbean Sea. This makes each beach great for families, since the waters are almost always calm and the sand is soft. Though there may be a little variation, the sands of these beaches are white, and the waters are azure.

There is also a snack bar here. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. This popular area can sometimes draw a crowd even though there are many beaches to choose from.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the West coast of Puerto Rico; the area is home to other attractions such as Club Depotivo del Oeste, which is two and a half miles away.

History-focused attractions such as Mayaguez Memorial are the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Cabo Rojo Beaches, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Puerto Rico's past, without having to stray too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this shoreline is a quick taxi trip away from this destination of historical interest.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Cabo Rojo Beaches
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Club Depotivo del Oeste Golf Course 2.4 S Puerto Rico
Lunas Art And Craft Art Gallery 4.1 SE Puerto Rico
Yaguez Theater Dinner Show and Theater 5.5 NE Puerto Rico
Mayaguez Memorial Historical Site 5.6 NNE Puerto Rico
Paradise Island Casino Casino 6.4 NNE Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Tourists at Cabo Rojo Beaches who are looking for additional places to explore will want to think about making the trip to Mayagüez, which is in the vicinity and is an area full of activity.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of hotel rooms within a car's reach. Some of the closest choices are displayed in the following list.

Accommodations near Cabo Rojo Beaches
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Parador Joyuda Beach Hotel 0.1 N Hotel
Parador Perichi's 1.5 S Hotel
Boqueron Beach Hotel 4.4 S Hotel


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to walk to a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Steak N' Sea Restaurant. The restaurant offers a menu of Tex-Mex food. Visitors often rave about their seafood and steak.

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

Restaurants near Cabo Rojo Beaches
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Steak N' Sea Restaurant (787) 851-3131 Tex-Mex Very Casual 1.5 mi. S
Little Caesar's Cabo Rojo (787) 851-6161 Italian Very Casual 1.9 mi. SE
Gonzalez Sea Food (787) 265-7497 -- -- 2.8 mi. N
McDonald's Mayaguez Mall -- American Very Casual 3.0 mi. ENE
El Meson Sandwiches Mayaguez Mall (787) 833-6409 American Very Casual 3.2 mi. ENE
Chili's Mayaguez (787) 834-0880 American, Tex-Mex Very Casual 3.2 mi. ENE
Mi Casa Gourmet Criollo (787) 834-2250 -- -- 3.2 mi. ENE
Pollo Tropical Mayaguez Mall (787) 832-0495 Caribbean Very Casual 3.2 mi. ENE
Taco Maker Mayaguez (787) 834-1247 Mexican Very Casual 3.2 mi. ENE
UNO Mayaguez Mall (787) 986-8667 Italian Very Casual 3.2 mi. ENE
Romano's Macaroni Grill Mayagüez (787) 831-1100 Italian Informal 3.2 mi. ENE
El Meson Sandwiches Cabo Rojo (787) 255-6005 American Very Casual 3.3 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices in Puerto Rico besides Cabo Rojo Beaches.

Vacationers may also want to visit Buyé Beach, located six miles to the south.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Puerto Rico, but Cabo Rojo Beaches is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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