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.

Situated on the southeastern edge of the island of Puerto Rico, 1.7 miles south-southwest of Maunabo, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. You will generally find plenty of places to set up shop, since the beach and the surroundings that call it home are not overly populated.

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, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

If you usually choose beach days that offer a calm enclave, then you may want to try Emajagua Beach; it is tucked away within a more natural area of Puerto Rico.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South East coast of Puerto Rico. It is near some interesting sites like Punta Tuna Lighthouse, which is one of a few the area's interesting attractions.

If you want more information on the history of Puerto Rico, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. For instance, nearby is Fuerte San Geronimo, which is 35 miles to the north-northwest.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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

The closest town is Humacao, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Yabucoa is not far away, about five miles (seven and a half kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can attract guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

While you will find few places to stay close-by, 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 someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest places to eat is El Trailer Rojo.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

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

Puerto Rico has many nice beaches, so Emajagua Beach is just one of your options.

Vacationers may also want to visit Playa Mala Pascua, which is located within a short distance.

Maybe Emajagua Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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