Playa Colora

Although this beach has rough currents and signs posted by the DRNA that states that swimming prohibited, it is still a great out-of-the-way locale to enjoy some beautiful scenery on the shore.

Set in the vicinity of Fajardo, Playa Colora is on the North East coast of Puerto Rico. You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Even though you won't find a bustling urban center here, guests frequently find this a destination worthwhile as a way to escape the crowds.

How to Access The Beach
Head left from Seven Seas Beach where you will find a path at a crop of rocks. At low tide you can walk along the shore where you will eventually reach the beach, but during high tide you'll have to wade through the magroves and take the trail to the right. This is where signs start to pop up and will guide you the rest of the way.

Amenities and Ambiance

Large black rocks flank the beach which helps to keep it protected from sight and some of the reason so few people know about. The view from the orange and tan shore is of the Fajardo Lighthouse.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


Playa Colora is on the North East coast of Puerto Rico; it will be near other attractions like Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve, which is one and a quarter miles to the east-northeast.

Historical attractions like Fuerte San Geronimo offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Playa Colora, and allow visitors to learn more about Puerto Rico, without having to stray too far from the beach. In fact, this shore will be found a drivable distance from this destination of historical interest.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Colora
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.3 ENE Puerto Rico
El Conquistador Resort & Country Club Golf Course 1.5 SE Puerto Rico
Fero de las Cabezas de San Juan Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.6 E Puerto Rico
Taller Artistico En Luquillo Art Gallery 5.2 W Puerto Rico
Parque Damaso Rivera Park 6.5 W Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Playa Colora is very close to Fajardo, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Playa Colora tourists looking for additional places to explore will want to think about going to Fajardo, since it's in the vicinity and is an especially active area of Puerto Rico. From the shore, Fajardo isn't far off, about three miles (five kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Beach-goers will find a fairly good assortment of resort and hotel options to choose from in the area around Playa Colora. The most convenient of which can be seen in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Playa Colora
Hotel Distance Direction Type
El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 1.5 SE Resort
Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 1.7 SSE Resort
Fajardo Inn 3.0 S Resort


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you dine at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest places to eat is The House of Pastelillos. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and Latin American dishes on the menu. Visitors often rave about their hamburgers and seafood.

The following table lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Playa Colora
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The House of Pastelillos (787) 268-2222 Caribbean, Latin American Very Casual 0.7 mi. SE
Calizo Seafood Bar And Grill (787) 863-3664 Caribbean, Creole Informal 0.9 mi. SSE
Las Vistas (787) 655-7053 Caribbean, Vegan Very Casual 1.2 mi. SE
Racar Seafood (787) 801-0413 International Informal 1.4 mi. SE
Blossoms (787) 868-0200 Chinese, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim -- 1.5 mi. SE
Bollyhoo Bar and Grill (787) 863-1000 American, Caribbean Very Casual 1.5 mi. SE
Cafe Bella Vista (787) 863-1000 International Very Casual 1.5 mi. SE
Cafe Caribe (787) 863-1000 American, Caribbean Very Casual 1.5 mi. SE
Chops Steakhouse (787) 863-1000 International Informal 1.5 mi. SE
La Piccola Fontana Restaurant (787) 253-0436 Italian Informal 1.5 mi. SE
Las Brisas Restaurant (787) 863-1000 Buffet Very Casual 1.5 mi. SE
Oasis Bar & Grill (787) 863-1000 Bar and grill Very Casual 1.5 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Playa Colora isn't the only beach worth checking out in Puerto Rico.

You might also enjoy Luquillo Beach, located a short taxi ride away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Playa Escondida, which offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's found a few hundred yards to the west.

Another option worth considering is Seven Seas Beach, located within a couple of miles. Seven Seas Beach is a serene protected beach that offers water and land activities to suit any taste.

You may find that Playa Colora is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, Puerto Rico offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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