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, in the vicinity of Emajagua, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Puerto Rico's beaches are pretty busy for the most part, but Playa Mala Pascua is a little bit further from the crowds, which makes it an excellent attraction for those of you who aren't fond of huge throngs of tourists.

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, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Playa Mala Pascua brings guests an idyllic and relaxing experience, in part because the area surrounding the beach is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Playa Mala Pascua is on the Southeast coast of Puerto Rico. Punta Tuna Lighthouse is one of a number of attractions in the area.

Historic attractions, including Fuerte San Geronimo, offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Playa Mala Pascua, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Puerto Rico's past, without having to stray too far from the beach. In fact, this shore is some ways off, but, if you've got a car, it's not a bad trip from this place of historical interest.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

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 is very close to Patillas, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Playa Mala Pascua visitors looking for other opportunities for exploration will want to think about checking out Patillas, since it's nearby and is an active, busy area. From the shore, Patillas is a car ride off, about five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Although you generally won't find very many places to stay in the immediate vicinity, those accommodation options closest to Playa Mala Pascua can be seen 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


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Playa Mala Pascua; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. Sea View Terrace Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers a menu of Latin American cuisine. Visitors often rave about their seafood.

Nearby dining options are shown 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

There are other beaches in Puerto Rico you might like besides Playa Mala Pascua.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is La Playa Guardarraya, which is located less than a mile to the west.

Perhaps Playa Mala Pascua is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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