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 side of the island of Puerto Rico, in the vicinity of Emajagua, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Beachgoers should keep in mind that, while Playa Mala Pascua is by no means quiet and secluded, it's not the most crowded beach in Puerto Rico either. It's the perfect choice for families who want to visit a somewhat lively beach but also want to skip out on the crowds.

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 plan to spend a full day in the sun. You'll find the waters off-shore to be fit for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

If you tend to like beach days that bring visitors an idyllic experience, then a good choice for you is Playa Mala Pascua; it's tucked away within a less urbanized sector of Puerto Rico.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the Southeast coast of Puerto Rico; this area boasts other attractions such as Punta Tuna Lighthouse, which is one of the closest attractions.

Historic attractions, including Fuerte San Geronimo, offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Playa Mala Pascua, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Puerto Rico, without having to go too far from the beach. Actually, this coastline is located a little ways away, but can be reached in the car from this interesting historical site.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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 hoping to find some additional excitement might want to consider making the trip to Patillas, which is nearby and is a particularly bustling part of Puerto Rico. From the beach, Patillas is a little ways off, maybe five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may encounter visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels that are within a short car ride, the ones found closest to the shore are listed in the table below.

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're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest restaurants is Sea View Terrace Restaurant. The restaurant has a menu featuring Latin American food. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood.

The table below lists nearby dining options.

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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Puerto Rico, so if Playa Mala Pascua doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another location you may want to try is La Playa Guardarraya, located only a short distance away.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, visiting Playa Mala Pascua or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Puerto Rico even more memorable.


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