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 island of Puerto Rico, 1.7 miles south-southwest of Maunabo, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Beachgoers should keep in mind that, while Emajagua Beach is certainly not secluded, it's not the rowdiest beach in Puerto Rico either. This makes it a good option for vacationers who want to visit a somewhat lively beach but wish to stay away from the most populated spots.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

If you usually like coasts which offer visitors a peaceful experience, then think about trying out Emajagua Beach; it is located within a less urban area of the region.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Emajagua Beach on the South East coast of Puerto Rico; it's located near attractions like Punta Tuna Lighthouse, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you're intrigued by Puerto Rico's history, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Fuerte San Geronimo, which is within traveling distance of the coast.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else 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

Emajagua Beach is near Yabucoa, so walking the city is a definite option. Nearby, you'll find the city of Yabucoa , which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From Emajagua Beach, Yabucoa is just up the road, maybe five miles (seven and a half kilometers).


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. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

While travelers will find relatively few hotels in the immediate vicinity, those options closest to the beach are shown 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 feeling hungry for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is El Trailer Rojo.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

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

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Emajagua Beach in Puerto Rico.

Travelers may also want to consider Playa Mala Pascua, which is located a mile and a half away.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Puerto Rico, and paying a visit to Emajagua Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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