Manglillos Beach

Located on the south coast of Puerto Rico, Manglillo Beach is part of the Dry Forest Reserve. The calm waters and beautiful surroundings make it a favorite amongst both locals and tourists, especially on weekends.

Set on the southwestern coast of the island of Puerto Rico, You might want whether or not you're staying very close. The beaches in Puerto Rico aren't usually known for their peace and quiet, however, Manglillos Beach is tamer than most, making it just the right spot for vacationers who'd like a less hectic scene, but one that's not completely empty.

How to Access The Beach

To get to Manglillos Beach, take Route 325 until is dead ends, then turn east, and drive along the shore until you reach the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Backed by the dry forest and line with trees and brush, Manglillos features clear, calm, turquoise waters with mangroves, and soft, blindingly white sand.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South West coast of Puerto Rico. It is close to La Parguera Nature Reserve, which is a brief taxi ride's distance, and it is one of a number of the area's interesting attractions.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Puerto Rico, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. The nearest historical attraction is Hacienda Buena Vista, which is within a car's reach of the shore.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Manglillos Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
La Parguera Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.1 NW Puerto Rico
Guanica Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.6 E Puerto Rico
Cana Gorda State Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.5 E Puerto Rico
Museo Historico de Las Piedras Museum 10.4 NW Puerto Rico
Best Western Pichi's Casino Casino 12.3 NE Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Guests visiting Manglillos Beach who are looking for further attractions will want to consider heading over to Guánica, which is in the vicinity and is an especially active area of Puerto Rico. From the shore, Guánica isn't far off, about four miles (six kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may encounter visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent number of places to stay within a car's reach. A few of the more convenient options are displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Manglillos Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Parador Guanica 1929 2.9 NE Hotel
Copamarina Beach Resort 5.1 E Resort
Parador Villa del Mar 6.0 WNW Cottages


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is Cafe Migdaly.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed below.

Restaurants near Manglillos Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cafe Migdaly (787) 821-5601 -- -- -- --
Cana Gorda Cafe Tropical (787) 821-3919 -- -- -- --
Naz Cocktail (787) 821-7318 -- -- -- --
Pizzeria Caa+-O'S & Chicken (787) 821-2524 Italian -- -- --
San Jacinto Restaurant (787) 821-4941 -- -- -- --
Sandwichera Ianrelis (787) 821-1751 -- -- -- --
Semiday Beach Apartments (787) 821-2237 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Puerto Rico, and Manglillos Beach is just one option.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Manglillos Beach has you wanting more of the same, consider heading to Playa Santa, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it two and a half miles to the east-southeast. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Combate Beach is a location which doesn't host as many visitors. It is located a little ways away, but is well within reach if you've got a car.

Another location you may want to try is Rosado Beach, which is located within a short distance.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Puerto Rico, but taking a swim at Manglillos Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.