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 in Santiago Verde Mar, Morillo Beach is on the East edge of Puerto Rico. You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying very close. The beach is set in a rather urbanized area, but as is occasionally the case, this should not suggest that the beach itself will be found overflowing with visitors. Instead, you will generally find plenty of beach space once you hit the sand.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the East coast of Puerto Rico; it will be near other attractions like Estadio Adolfo Hanni Carillo, which is four miles to the north-northeast of this spot.

If you're intrigued by Puerto Rico's history, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. The nearest historical attraction is Fuerte San Geronimo, which is 30 miles away.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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 tourists looking for other interesting places to see should consider heading over to Humacao, since it's not far away and is an active, busy area. From the beach, Humacao is a fairly short distance away, about five miles (seven and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

There is a good selection of lodging options to pick from near the beach. The most convenient of which have been listed in the table below.

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 Picaflores 6.4 NNW Lodge

Food

Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you walk to a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest restaurants is Paradise Seafood. The restaurant offers a menu of Creole food. They're also renowned for their seafood.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

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

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

If the vibrant atmosphere of Morillo Beach is what you're looking for, you'll want to consider checking out Humacao Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. You'll find it two and a half miles to the south west. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, you might find what you want at Naguabo Beach. It is located a quick car or cab ride away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Playa Punta Santiago, which is located only a short distance away.

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

 

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