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 in Guardarraya, La Playa Guardarraya is on the Southeast edge of Puerto Rico. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. The surrounding area is not very crowded, however, that doesn't mean the beach will be boring.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

La Playa Guardarraya grants a quiet and relaxing getaway, in part because the region surrounding the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the Southeast coast of Puerto Rico. Punta Tuna Lighthouse is one of a number of popular spots in the area.

Historic attractions, including Fuerte San Geronimo, offer a nice compliment to the scenery of La Playa Guardarraya, and allow visitors to learn more about Puerto Rico, for those willing to go exploring. As a matter of fact, you'll find this spot 35 miles to the north of this site of historical interest.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near La Playa Guardarraya
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Punta Tuna Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.1 E Puerto Rico
Palm at Palmas del Mar Golf Club Golf Course 12.7 NE Puerto Rico
Flamboyan at Palmas del Mar Golf Club Golf Course 13.0 NE Puerto Rico
El Legado Golf Club Golf Course 15.8 W Puerto Rico
Caguas Real Golf Club Golf Course 16.7 NNW Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Tourists at La Playa Guardarraya who are seeking additional places to explore should consider heading over to Patillas, which is nearby and is an area full of activity. From the coast, Patillas is a fairly short distance away, maybe five miles (eight kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may see guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.


While this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are willing to drive a bit. One of the closest places to eat is Pizzeraa Mi Sueno, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurant options are shown below.

Restaurants near La Playa Guardarraya
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Pizzeraa Mi Sueno (787) 861-5634 Italian -- -- --
Lordemar Restaurant & Apartment (787) 839-7692 -- -- -- --
Rene BBQ Patillas (787) 271-4650 American, Caribbean Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover in Puerto Rico, of course, so La Playa Guardarraya is not your only option.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Playa Mala Pascua, which is located less than a mile to the east.

Of course, Puerto Rico has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but taking a swim at La Playa Guardarraya is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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