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 southeastern coast of the island of Puerto Rico, close to Emajagua, You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Playa Mala Pascua stands out from other beaches because it's one of the best spots for escaping the hustle of Puerto Rico's urban areas. Most other beaches you'll come across in Puerto Rico may be just as refreshing as Playa Mala Pascua, but tend to be busier because they're frequented by tourists looking for a lively scene.

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, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

Playa Mala Pascua grants an angelic and tranquil enclave, as the location that surrounds the beach is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby


Playa Mala Pascua is on the Southeast coast of Puerto Rico; it will be near other attractions like Punta Tuna Lighthouse, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Puerto Rico, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. One attraction of this sort is Fuerte San Geronimo, which is a little ways away from the coast, but is well within reach if you've got a car.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Mala Pascua
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Punta Tuna Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.2 E Puerto Rico
Palm at Palmas del Mar Golf Club Golf Course 11.8 NE Puerto Rico
Flamboyan at Palmas del Mar Golf Club Golf Course 12.2 NE Puerto Rico
El Legado Golf Club Golf Course 16.6 W Puerto Rico
Caguas Real Golf Club Golf Course 16.9 NNW Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Guests visiting Playa Mala Pascua who are looking for other interesting places to see will want to think about going to Patillas, because it's in the vicinity and is an area full of activity. From the shore, Patillas is about five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how packed the nearby hotels are. Playa Mala Pascua is not located near many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests from smaller lodgings in the area.


Although the area surrounding Playa Mala Pascua isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll still have some choices, especially if you're willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the nearest places to eat is Pizzeraa Mi Sueno, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

A few nearby dining options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Playa Mala Pascua
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Pizzeraa Mi Sueno (787) 861-5634 Italian -- -- Puerto Rico

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Puerto Rico, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Another option worth considering is 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; if so, Puerto Rico offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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