Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas

After miles of forestry, Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas appears as a clearing along the north coast of Puerto Rico. This locale is perfect for visitors who want to enjoy quiet and seclusion.

Situated toward the center of the vicinity of Fajardo, 1.4 miles west-northwest of Las Croabas, Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas is on the East coast of Puerto Rico. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Many of the beaches in Puerto Rico are quiet and secluded, but Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas is a little different. You'll still find it has a calm, serene mood, but you can visit without having to travel too far from the buzz of the city.

How to Access The Beach

Crude dirt roads snake through the forest to the shore of Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas.

Amenities and Ambiance

Backed by thick forest, Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas is a short stretch of tan sand leading up to turquoise waters. Patches of coral exist just off the shore, great for snorkelers who'd like to explore local marine life.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


Found on the East coast of Puerto Rico; it's located near attractions like El Conquistador Resort & Country Club, which is pretty close, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

Historical attractions such as Fuerte San Geronimo offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Puerto Rico's past, without having to go too far from the beach. In fact, this coast is a drivable distance from this interesting historical site.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
El Conquistador Resort & Country Club Golf Course 1.6 SE Puerto Rico
Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.9 ENE Puerto Rico
Fero de las Cabezas de San Juan Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.1 ENE Puerto Rico
Taller Artistico En Luquillo Art Gallery 4.7 W Puerto Rico
Parque Damaso Rivera Park 6.0 W Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas is near Fajardo, so walking the city is a definite option. Tourists at Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas who are seeking other opportunities for exploration might think about going to Fajardo, since it's in the vicinity and is an especially active area of Puerto Rico. From the coast, Fajardo is just up the road, roughly two and a half miles (four 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 visitors from lodgings in the area.

There is a fairly wide assortment of rooming options to choose from in the area that encircles Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas. The most accessible of which are listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas
Hotel Distance Direction Type
El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 1.6 SE Resort
Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 1.7 SE Resort
Fajardo Inn 2.7 SSE Resort


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest places to eat is The House of Pastelillos. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and Latin American cuisines. They also specialize in hamburgers and seafood.

Nearby dining options are listed below.

Restaurants near Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The House of Pastelillos (787) 268-2222 Caribbean, Latin American Very Casual 1.0 mi. E
Di Yukas (787) 922-2000 Creole Very Casual 1.4 mi. SSE
Las Vistas (787) 655-7053 Caribbean, Vegan Very Casual 1.6 mi. E
Racar Seafood (787) 801-0413 International Informal 1.6 mi. ESE
Blossoms (787) 868-0200 Chinese, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim -- 1.6 mi. SE
Bollyhoo Bar and Grill (787) 863-1000 American, Caribbean Very Casual 1.6 mi. SE
Cafe Bella Vista (787) 863-1000 International Very Casual 1.6 mi. SE
Cafe Caribe (787) 863-1000 American, Caribbean Very Casual 1.6 mi. SE
Chops Steakhouse (787) 863-1000 International Informal 1.6 mi. SE
La Piccola Fontana Restaurant (787) 253-0436 Italian Informal 1.6 mi. SE
Las Brisas Restaurant (787) 863-1000 Buffet Very Casual 1.6 mi. SE
Oasis Bar & Grill (787) 863-1000 Bar and grill Very Casual 1.6 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Puerto Rico has many nice beaches, and Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas is just one option.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Luquillo Beach, located a brief car or taxi trip away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might like Playa Convento. You'll find it a few hundred yards to the north.

Travelers may also want to consider Seven Seas Beach, which is located one and an eighth miles away. Seven Seas Beach is a serene protected beach that offers water and land activities to suit any taste.

Maybe Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas 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 find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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