Morillo Beach

Morillo Beach is located on the east coast of Puerto Rico, in a heavily populated part of town. While this may lend itself to busy weekends, many would agree that the opportunity to enjoy the calm, cool Caribbean Sea on this beach is worth braving the crowds.

Located near the center of Santiago Verde Mar, Morillo Beach is on the East coast of Puerto Rico. You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying nearby. Vacationers will notice that, although Morillo Beach is by no means secluded, you wouldn't necessarily call it a busy beach either. It's the perfect choice for vacationers who want to make the most of their trip to the beach but wish to stay away from the most populated spots.

How to Access The Beach

Calle Dr. Vidal runs alongside the beach, where you can exit onto a dirt road that will take you to the sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

The landscape surrounding Morillo Beach is mostly flat, with palm trees lining the shore. The sand is a dark tan, and the waters are a beautiful aquamarine.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Morillo Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the East coast of Puerto Rico; the area is home to other attractions such as Estadio Adolfo Hanni Carillo, which is four miles to the north-northeast of this spot.

Historical attractions like Fuerte San Geronimo provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Morillo Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about Puerto Rico, without having to go too far from the beach. Actually, this coastline is located within a car's reach of this site of historical interest.

If a visit to the Morillo Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Morillo Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Estadio Adolfo Hanni Carillo Sporting Event Venue 3.8 NNE Puerto Rico
Flamboyan at Palmas del Mar Golf Club Golf Course 5.0 SW Puerto Rico
Palm at Palmas del Mar Golf Club Golf Course 5.5 SSW Puerto Rico
Wyndham Garden Casino Casino 5.5 SSW Puerto Rico
Yokahu Lookout Tower Observation Tower 9.6 N Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Morillo Beach is in the Humacao area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Morillo Beach guests seeking a little additional excitement might want to think about checking out Humacao, which is nearby and is an active, busy area. From the shore, Humacao is a quick trip away, roughly five miles (seven and a half kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Morillo Beach will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Morillo Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it's often visited by visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a decent amount of hotel rooms a car ride away. Some of the closest options are seen in the following list.

Accommodations near Morillo Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Casa Flamboyant 4.2 N Guest house
Wyndham Garden at Palmas del Mar 5.5 SSW Hotel
Casa Cubuy Ecolodge 7.6 NNW B & B


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you dine at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, within a reachable distance. One of the closest restaurants is Paradise Seafood. The restaurant has Creole food. They also specialize in seafood.

Nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Morillo Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Paradise Seafood (787) 852-1180 Creole Very Casual 0.1 mi. W
El Limón (787) 285-0028 Mexican Very Casual 0.1 mi. W
Daniel's Seafood Restaurant (787) 852-1784 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Paseo Playero Restaurant (787) 850-8048 Creole Informal 1.1 mi. WSW
Subway Coconut Grove (787) 852-3665 American Very Casual 3.4 mi. WSW
Ponderosa Palma Real (787) 285-1447 International Very Casual 3.6 mi. W
Chili's Humacao (787) 880-4884 American, Tex-Mex Very Casual 3.6 mi. W
Pollo Tropical Palma Real (787) 285-1022 Caribbean Very Casual 3.6 mi. W
Burger King Palma Real (787) 285-8237 American Very Casual 3.6 mi. WSW
Parrillas Restaurant & Bar (787) 474-9440 Creole Very Casual 3.6 mi. WSW
Sbarro - Plaza Palma Real (787) 285-1807 Italian Very Casual 3.6 mi. WSW
Subway Humacao Mall (787) 852-4336 American Very Casual 3.6 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Morillo Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

You might also enjoy Humacao Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. It is located two and a half miles to the south west. If you're looking for something a little more private, you might enjoy Naguabo Beach. It is located a short taxi ride away.

You may also enjoy Playa Punta Santiago, located a quarter mile to the northeast.

While Puerto Rico has many alluring attractions, Morillo Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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