Emajagua Beach

Emajagua Beach is set along the southwest coast of Puerto Rico. The area surrounding the beach is not heavily populated, which means crowds are typically scarce on the beach as well. Enjoy a day on Puerto Rico's shore without fighting for a spot in the sand when you plan to visit Emajagua Beach.

Located on the southeastern coast of the island of Puerto Rico, 1.7 miles south-southwest of Maunabo, You might want regardless of whether you are staying nearby. The surrounding region isn't overflowing with tourists, but that doesn't mean the beach is free from attractiveness.

How to Access The Beach
Emajagua Beach is located just off Highway 3 which runs alongside the coast on one side and the forest on the other.

Amenities and Ambiance

Coconut palms line the shore of Emajagua Beach, and just behind the trees is a cluster of homes. The sand is a golden color that shines brightly in the sun, and the waters are a deep navy blue.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Emajagua Beach grants an angelic and serene place to escape, as the location that surrounds the beach is not heavily urbanized.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Emajagua Beach is on the South East coast of Puerto Rico. It is close to Punta Tuna Lighthouse, which is one of the area's attractions.

History-focused attractions such as Fuerte San Geronimo are a nice compliment to the scenery of Emajagua Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about Puerto Rico, without having to venture too far from the coast. Actually, this site can be found 35 miles to the north-northwest of this site of historical interest.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Emajagua Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Punta Tuna Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.5 E Puerto Rico
El Gran Casino Casino 7.1 W Puerto Rico
Wyndham Garden Casino Casino 10.3 NE Puerto Rico
Palm at Palmas del Mar Golf Club Golf Course 10.3 NE Puerto Rico
Flamboyan at Palmas del Mar Golf Club Golf Course 10.7 NE Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Yabucoa, which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the shore, Yabucoa is not far away, maybe five miles (seven and a half kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

While travelers will generally find few hotels nearby, those options closest to Emajagua Beach can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near Emajagua Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Caribe Playa Beach Resort 1.8 mi. W Hotel
Caribbean Paradise Hotel -- -- Hotel
Parador Costa Del Mar 6.0 mi. NE Hotel
Hotel Parador Palmas de Lucia 6.2 mi. NE Hotel


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest places to eat is El Trailer Rojo.

Nearby restaurant options are listed below.

Restaurants near Emajagua Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
El Trailer Rojo (787) 637-7334 -- -- -- --
La Cueva Del Juey (787) 861-2112 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Pizzeraa Mi Sueno (787) 861-5634 Italian -- -- --
Rico City (787) 861-3939 -- -- -- --
Sea View Terrace Restaurant (787) 839-6339 Latin American Informal 1.8 mi. W
Subway Yabucoa (787) 266-3025 American Very Casual 4.6 mi. NNE
Barberaa Los Amigos (787) 893-2285 -- -- -- --
Barberaa Pai (787) 893-1261 -- -- -- --
Cafe Olores De Mi Puerto Rico (787) 210-8197 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa 7 Potencias (787) 266-6735 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa Decimo Inning (787) 893-3236 -- -- -- --
Cristian's Cafe (787) 266-0377 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices in Puerto Rico besides Emajagua Beach.

Another option worth considering is Playa Mala Pascua, which is located a mile and a half to the west.

Maybe Emajagua Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Puerto Rico you might like.


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