Playa Santa

Lined with resorts, Playa Santa is broken up into several sections of beach belonging to the hotel behind it. There is also a section of public beach where locals come to play. Regardless of where you stake you claim on a square foot or two of sand, you'll find the beach to be clean and inviting.

Positioned on the southwestern coast of the island of Puerto Rico, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. For a change from the usual crowded beach spots, you should consider visiting Playa Santa.

Amenities and Ambiance

The shore of Playa Santana stretches on for a mile, lined with coconut palms and resort properties. The sands are soft and white with aqua colored waters that rush ashore at regular intervals.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

If you tend to choose sunny days that bring visitors a calm place to escape, then you may want to try Playa Santa; it is back within a less urbanized section of the region.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South West coast of Puerto Rico. It is near some interesting sites like Guanica Lighthouse, which is situated two miles away, and it is one of a number of attractions in the area.

To some, beaches and museums may seem an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Museo Historico de Las Piedras (found 12 and a half miles away) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new side of Puerto Rico's history.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Santa
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Guanica Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.0 NE Puerto Rico
Cana Gorda State Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.4 E Puerto Rico
La Parguera Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.3 NW Puerto Rico
Best Western Pichi's Casino Casino 10.9 NE Puerto Rico
Museo Historico de Las Piedras Museum 12.3 NW Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Playa Santa is near Guánica, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Those visiting Playa Santa who are seeking additional places to explore might consider heading over to Guánica, because it's not far away and is an area full of activity. From Playa Santa, Guánica isn't far off, maybe three miles (five kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may meet guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Beach-goers will find a decent variety of accommodation options to choose from near the beach. The closest of which are listed below.

Accommodations near Playa Santa
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Parador Guanica 1929 3.0 N Hotel
Copamarina Beach Resort 3.3 NE Resort
Parador Villa del Mar 8.3 WNW Cottages


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the closest restaurants is Cafe Migdaly.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Playa Santa
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cafe Migdaly (787) 821-5601 -- -- -- --
Cana Gorda Cafe Tropical (787) 821-3919 -- -- -- --
Naz Cocktail (787) 821-7318 -- -- -- --
Pizzeria Caa+-O'S & Chicken (787) 821-2524 Italian -- -- --
San Jacinto Restaurant (787) 821-4941 -- -- -- --
Sandwichera Ianrelis (787) 821-1751 -- -- -- --
Semiday Beach Apartments (787) 821-2237 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Playa Santa doesn't suit their tastes.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Manglillos Beach, found just a short distance away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, Cana Gorda Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's located three miles to the northeast.

Another location you may want to try is Rosado Beach, which is located two and a half miles to the west-northwest.

Perhaps Playa Santa 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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