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.

Set near the heart of Guardarraya, La Playa Guardarraya is on the Southeast edge of Puerto Rico. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying very close. Puerto Rico's beaches are pretty busy for the most part, but La Playa Guardarraya is less exposed than the others, making it a good pick for those of you who aren't fond of huge throngs of tourists.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

If you happen to go for coasts that offer visitors a calm place to escape, then you may want to try La Playa Guardarraya; it is located within a less urban area of Puerto Rico.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the Southeast coast of Puerto Rico. Punta Tuna Lighthouse is one of the favorite local destinations.

Historical attractions like Fuerte San Geronimo provide 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 leave the coast. Actually, this shore is 35 miles from this destination of historical interest.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Puerto Rico. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 is in the Patillas area, so walking the city is a definite option. Guests visiting La Playa Guardarraya who are hoping to find additional places to explore might think about making the trip to Patillas, because it's in the vicinity and is an especially active area of Puerto Rico. From the coast, Patillas is a fairly short distance away, maybe five miles (eight kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how packed the nearby hotels are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Though there aren't many places to stay nearby, the ones found closest to the shore have been listed in the following table.

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


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you dine at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest places to eat is Sea View Terrace Restaurant. The restaurant serves delicious Latin American cuisine. They are also known for their seafood.

The table below lists dining options located near 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

Puerto Rico has many nice beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You may also enjoy Playa Mala Pascua, which is located less than a mile away.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Puerto Rico, and La Playa Guardarraya is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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