Coco Beach

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More than anything, the Coco Beach area is known not for its beautiful coastline (which it has), but the game of golf. Immediately surrounding the beach is the Bahia Beach Resort and Golf Club, the Gran Melia Golf Resort, and the Trump International Golf Club. Still, this beach is worth a visit, so if you're heading to Puerto Rico to hit the links, take some time to head a few feet off the course and enjoy some fun in the sun.

Located on the eastern coast of the island of Puerto Rico, close to Bethel Town, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Those of you who might prefer a beach that's a little less crowded, but still fun and active, may find that Coco Beach is just the right spot. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

How to Access The Beach
You can reach Coco Beach from Puerto Rico 187.

Amenities and Ambiance

The shores of Coco Beach are lined with bright green grasses and lush trees. The sand is soft and tan, and the waters are blue-green.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the East coast of Puerto Rico. It is close to Coco Beach Golf Club Championship Course, which is situated a half mile to the east, and it is among the attractions in the region.

If you're intrigued by Puerto Rico's history, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Fuerte San Geronimo, which is a little ways away from the shore, but can be reached in the car.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Coco Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Coco Beach Golf Club Championship Course Golf Course 0.4 mi. E Puerto Rico
Bahia Beach Golf Club Golf Course 0.6 mi. W Puerto Rico
Coco Beach Golf Golf Course 0.7 mi. E Puerto Rico
Coco Beach Golf Club International Course Golf Course 0.7 mi. E Puerto Rico
Berwind Country Club Golf Course 1.5 mi. NW Puerto Rico
Rainforest Zip Line Zip Line Site 3.0 mi. SW Puerto Rico
Rio Mar Country Club Ocean Course Golf Course 3.7 mi. ESE Puerto Rico
Rio Mar Country Club River Course Golf Course 3.7 mi. ESE Puerto Rico
Wyndham Rio Mar Casino Casino 3.8 mi. ESE Puerto Rico
Parque Damaso Rivera Park 4.9 mi. ESE Puerto Rico
Taller Artistico En Luquillo Art Gallery 6.2 mi. ESE Puerto Rico
Mt. Britton Lookout Tower Observation Tower 6.9 mi. S Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Coco Beach is very close to Loiza, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Not far away you'll find Loiza, a city which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of lodgings within a car's reach. A few of the more convenient choices are seen in the following table.

Accommodations near Coco Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Club Melia 1.2 mi. NE Resort
Gran Melia Golf Resort Puerto Rico 1.2 mi. NE Resort
St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort 2.5 mi. NW Resort
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa 3.8 mi. ESE Resort
Yunque Mar 4.6 mi. ESE Hotel
Luquillo Sunrise Beach Inn 6.4 mi. ESE Hotel

Food

A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you try a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, within just a few miles of this shoreline. Café Soleil is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and Spanish dishes on the menu. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Coco Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Café Soleil (787) 657-1579 Caribbean, Spanish Informal 1.2 mi. NE
Nami Asian Bistro (787) 657-1579 Asian Informal 1.2 mi. NE
Pasion By Chef Myrta (787) 657-1579 Caribbean Informal 1.2 mi. NE
Tempo (787) 657-1579 Italian Fine Dining 1.2 mi. NE
Fern (787) 809-8025 International Fine Dining 2.5 mi. NW
Molasses Restaurant (787) 809-8048 Caribbean Very Casual 2.5 mi. NW
Seagrapes Restaurant (787) 809-8033 Eclectic Very Casual 2.5 mi. NW
Amador Colon Juan (787) 888-7560 -- -- -- --
Antojitos Puertorriquenos (787) 888-7378 Caribbean, Latin American Very Casual -- --
Cafeteraa China Rao Mar (787) 888-0464 Chinese -- -- --
Chey Pizza (787) 809-5305 Italian -- -- --
Da Vinci Restaurant (787) 887-3030 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Coco Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit in Puerto Rico.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Seven Seas Beach, which is located a brief cab ride away. Seven Seas Beach is a serene protected beach that offers water and land activities to suit any taste.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, a trip to Coco Beach could end up a family favorite.

 

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