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 coast of Puerto Rico. You might want to drop by even if you are not staying nearby. You'll find the area around the beach to be somewhat urbanized, but this does not, in fact, mean beach to be rather congested, the actual beach is going to be overflowing with visitors. Rather, 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.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Morillo Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the East coast of Puerto Rico. It's located near Estadio Adolfo Hanni Carillo, which is situated four miles to the north-northeast, and it is one of a few attractions close-by.

If you're intrigued by Puerto Rico's history, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One of the nearest historical attractions is Fuerte San Geronimo, which is some ways off the coast, but it's not a bad trip if you've got a car.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more 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 guests looking for other interesting places to see will want to think about checking out Humacao, because it's in the vicinity and is a particularly busy area of Puerto Rico. From Morillo Beach, Humacao is not far away, roughly five miles (seven and a half kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how packed the nearby hotels are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can attract visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Beach-goers will find a decent assortment of hotels to pick from in the area that encircles the beach. The closest of which are shown in the table that follows.

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


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Morillo Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Paradise Seafood. The restaurant has a menu featuring Creole cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood.

Nearby restaurant options are listed below.

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

Needless to say, Morillo Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng in Puerto Rico.

You might also enjoy Humacao Beach, which is in a pretty active location. You'll find it two and a half miles to the south west. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Naguabo Beach could be a good option for you. You'll find it a short taxi ride away.

You may also want to consider Playa Punta Santiago, located a quarter mile away.

You may find that Morillo Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Puerto Rico you might like.


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