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.

Located in the vicinity of Fajardo, Playa Colora is on the North East edge of Puerto Rico. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that isn't surrounded by thousands of hotel rooms; less popular beaches like Playa Colora let you escape people-watchers and rowdy beachgoers.

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, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Playa Colora on the North East coast of Puerto Rico; it's located near attractions like Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve, which is one and a quarter miles away.

Historical attractions such as Fuerte San Geronimo offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Playa Colora, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Puerto Rico, without having to stray too far from the beach. Actually, you'll find this spot 29 and a half miles from this place of historical significance.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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 tourists seeking further attractions will want to consider checking out Fajardo, since it's not far away and is a particularly busy area of Puerto Rico. From the beach, Fajardo is not far away, maybe three miles (five kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of hotel rooms which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest possibilities are displayed 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


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest places to eat is The House of Pastelillos. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and Latin American dishes on the menu. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their hamburgers and seafood.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed in the following table.

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
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
Starbucks El Conquistador (787) 863-1000 International Very Casual 1.5 mi. SE

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover in Puerto Rico, of course, so Playa Colora is not your only option.

You might also enjoy Luquillo Beach, found a quick car or cab ride away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Playa Escondida. It's located a few hundred yards to the west.

Another location you may want to try is Seven Seas Beach, which is 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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