La Playa Guardarraya

Local families frequent this beach because it is ideally located surrounded by restaurants and grocery stores so you don't have to pack up and bring all your supplies with you -- though with a few free use barbecue grills on site, you certainly can if you want to.

Located near the heart of Guardarraya, La Playa Guardarraya is on the Southeast edge of Puerto Rico. You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying very close. Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— should give La Playa Guardarraya a try. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not totally secluded either.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so bring your equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

If you favor beach days which grant an angelic enclave, then think about trying out La Playa Guardarraya; it's tucked away in a less urbanized sector of the region.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the Southeast coast of Puerto Rico; this area boasts other attractions such as Punta Tuna Lighthouse, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

History-focused attractions such as Fuerte San Geronimo are a nice compliment to a soothing day at La Playa Guardarraya, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Puerto Rico's past, without having to go too far from the beach. Actually, you'll find this spot 35 miles to the north of this destination of historical interest.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Puerto Rico. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near La Playa Guardarraya
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Punta Tuna Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.1 E Puerto Rico
El Gran Casino Casino 5.0 WNW Puerto Rico
Manualidades El Arte Art Gallery 10.7 W Puerto Rico
Wyndham Garden Casino Casino 12.6 NE Puerto Rico
Palm at Palmas del Mar Golf Club Golf Course 12.7 NE Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

La Playa Guardarraya tourists looking for additional places to explore will want to think about making the trip to Patillas, since it's nearby and is a particularly bustling part of Puerto Rico. From the shore, Patillas isn't far off, maybe five miles (eight kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Although vacationers will find few accommodations in the area, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be seen in the list below.

Accommodations near La Playa Guardarraya
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Caribbean Paradise Hotel -- -- Hotel
Caribe Playa Beach Resort 0.8 mi. E Hotel
Parador Costa Del Mar 8.5 mi. ENE Hotel
Hotel Parador Palmas de Lucia 8.6 mi. NE Hotel


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. Sea View Terrace Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has Latin American food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near La Playa Guardarraya
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sea View Terrace Restaurant (787) 839-6339 Latin American Informal 0.8 mi. E
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 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa Villa Cafe (787) 847-7413 -- -- -- --
Daaz Rivera Nilsa (787) 271-0466 -- -- -- --
Jam's Pizza (787) 271-2082 Italian Very Casual -- --
La Cocina Del Buen Sabor (787) 271-0414 -- -- -- --
Lein Ceng China (787) 839-8686 Chinese -- -- --
Li Li Jing (787) 839-7654 -- -- -- --
Lordemar Restaurant & Apartment (787) 839-7692 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if La Playa Guardarraya doesn't suit their tastes.

You may also want to consider Playa Mala Pascua, located within a couple of miles.

Maybe La Playa Guardarraya 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 keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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