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.

Located on the island of Puerto Rico, You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. The beaches in Puerto Rico aren't usually known for their peace and quiet, however, Manglillos Beach is tamer than most, which makes it an excellent attraction for those of you who'd prefer to stay out of the busiest areas.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Puerto Rico. It is close to La Parguera Nature Reserve, which is a brief cab ride away, and it is one of the attractions in the region.

Historical attractions like Hacienda Buena Vista offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Manglillos Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Puerto Rico's past, if you are interested in exploring. As a matter of fact, you'll find this spot 22 miles to the east-northeast of this place of historical interest.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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
Cabo Rojo Lighthouse Lighthouse 15.5 W Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Manglillos Beach tourists hoping to find other interesting places to see should think about heading to Guánica, which is not far away and is an especially active area of Puerto Rico. From the shore, Guánica isn't far off, roughly four miles (six kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may see guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of hotel rooms which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest options can be viewed in the following list.

Accommodations near Manglillos Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Parador Guanica 1929 2.9 NE Hotel
Mary Lee's By the Sea 3.6 ENE Villa complex
Copamarina Beach Resort 5.1 E Resort


Though this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you'll still have some choices, especially if you're prepared to drive or bike a few miles. San Jacinto Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Manglillos Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
San Jacinto Restaurant (787) 821-4941 -- -- -- Puerto Rico

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Manglillos Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

If the exciting vibe at Manglillos Beach is one of the features you love, think about also visiting Playa Santa, a spot with the same type of electricity. It is located two and a half miles to the east-southeast. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Combate Beach is an area which doesn't host as many visitors. You'll find it definitely within a car's reach.

Another location you may want to try is Rosado Beach, located less than a hundred yards to the southeast.

Puerto Rico has plenty to offer its visitors, and Manglillos Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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