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.

Located near the heart of the vicinity of Fajardo, 1.4 miles west-northwest of Las Croabas, Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas is on the East edge of Puerto Rico. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas is one of those beaches that doesn't usually get packed with beachgoers, but it's not empty and secluded either.

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, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Set on the East coast of Puerto Rico; it will be near other attractions like El Conquistador Resort & Country Club, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

Historical attractions such as Fuerte San Geronimo offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Puerto Rico's past, without having to stray too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this shore will be found 29 miles to the west of this destination of historical interest.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Puerto Rico. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 in the Fajardo area, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Guests visiting Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas who are hoping to find further attractions will want to consider checking out Fajardo, which is not far away and is a particularly bustling part of Puerto Rico. From the beach, Fajardo isn't far off, maybe two and a half miles (four kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of lodgings which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient options are seen in the following table.

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


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest places to eat is Calizo Seafood Bar And Grill. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and Creole dishes on the menu. They also specialize in seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a short distance away.

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

Restaurants near Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Calizo Seafood Bar And Grill (787) 863-3664 Caribbean, Creole Informal 0.9 mi. SE
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

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas in Puerto Rico.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Luquillo Beach, situated a quick car or cab ride away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, Playa Convento may be just what you're looking for. It's located a few hundred yards to the north.

Another location you may want to try is Seven Seas Beach, which is located only a short distance away. Seven Seas Beach is a serene protected beach that offers water and land activities to suit any taste.

Puerto Rico has so much to offer, and Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas is just one of the many options.


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