Playa Mala Pascua

A lively family beach where you can barbecue or grab some food from a kiosk in the sand, you'll always gave a good time when you visit.

Located on the island of Puerto Rico, near Emajagua, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Playa Mala Pascua has fast become the favorite of many vacationers; it has a somewhat urban and convenient setting, but is rarely packed with crowds of beachgoers. If you're not interested in Puerto Rico's completely quiet and hidden beaches, but also want to be able to claim a spot without any trouble, Playa Mala Pascua is worth a visit.

Amenities and Ambiance

This beach is a little unique in the area because it is comprised of a combination of sand and river rocks, but the water is calm and clear, so little ones can even enjoy a swim.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. You'll find the waters off-shore to be of good snorkeling quality, so grab your equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

Playa Mala Pascua offers visitors an idyllic and tranquil environment, especially since the area surrounding the beach is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


Playa Mala Pascua is on the Southeast coast of Puerto Rico. It is close to Punta Tuna Lighthouse, which is one of the popular spots in the area.

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. The nearest historical attraction is Fuerte San Geronimo, which is 35 miles away.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Mala Pascua
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Punta Tuna Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.2 E Puerto Rico
El Gran Casino Casino 5.7 WNW Puerto Rico
Manualidades El Arte Art Gallery 11.5 W Puerto Rico
Wyndham Garden Casino Casino 11.8 NE Puerto Rico
Palm at Palmas del Mar Golf Club Golf Course 11.8 NE Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Playa Mala Pascua guests seeking a little additional excitement might think about going to Patillas, which is in the vicinity and is an active, busy area. From the coast, Patillas isn't out of reach at five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full the nearby hotels are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may encounter visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Although you won't find many hotels within driving distance, the ones found closest to the shore are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Playa Mala Pascua
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Caribe Playa Beach Resort 0.1 mi. W Hotel
Caribbean Paradise Hotel -- -- Hotel
Parador Costa Del Mar 7.6 mi. NE Hotel
Hotel Parador Palmas de Lucia 7.8 mi. NE Hotel


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. Sea View Terrace Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves Latin American cuisine. Many guests rave about their seafood.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Playa Mala Pascua
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sea View Terrace Restaurant (787) 839-6339 Latin American Informal 0.1 mi. W
El Trailer Rojo (787) 637-7334 -- -- -- --
La Cueva Del Juey (787) 861-2112 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Pizzeraa Mi Sueno (787) 861-5634 Italian -- -- --
Rico City (787) 861-3939 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices in Puerto Rico besides Playa Mala Pascua.

You may also enjoy La Playa Guardarraya, located less than a mile to the west.

You may find that Playa Mala Pascua is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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