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.

Positioned in the vicinity of Fajardo, Playa Colora is on the North East coast of Puerto Rico. You might want even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Though it's removed from some of the more heavily traveled areas, many folks still find this a great destination since it's removed from certain noisier areas.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


Found on the North East coast of Puerto Rico; the area hosts attractions such as Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve, which is pretty close, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Puerto Rico, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Fuerte San Geronimo, which is 29 and a half miles away.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Puerto Rico. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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 guests seeking other opportunities for exploration might want to think about going to Fajardo, since it's nearby and is a particularly busy area of Puerto Rico. From the beach, Fajardo is a quick trip away, roughly 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 see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a good number of hotel rooms within a car's reach. Some of the closest choices are seen in the table below.

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


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Playa Colora; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest places to eat is The House of Pastelillos. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and Latin American dishes on the menu. They are also known for serving hamburgers and seafood.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed below.

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

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Playa Colora in Puerto Rico.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Luquillo Beach, situated a short taxi ride away. On the other hand, Playa Escondida could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from other popular destinations. You'll find it a few hundred yards to the west.

You may also want to consider Seven Seas Beach, located three quarters of a mile to the southeast. Seven Seas Beach is a serene protected beach that offers water and land activities to suit any taste.

Maybe Playa Colora is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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