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.

Set on the southwestern coast of the island of Puerto Rico, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Couples and families who want to have more of the beach to themselves 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, restrooms will not be available here.

Playa Santa grants a quiet and serene haven, due to the fact that the surrounding area is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby


Set on the South West coast of Puerto Rico; it will be near other attractions like Guanica Lighthouse, which is pretty close, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Puerto Rico, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Hacienda Buena Vista, which is a little ways off the beach, but can be reached in the car.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are found 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 guests looking for further attractions will want to think about making the trip to Guánica, which is in the vicinity and is an especially active area of Puerto Rico. From the beach, Guánica is just up the road, roughly three miles (five kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good amount of hotels which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest choices have been displayed in the list 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, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is Cafe Migdaly.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

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

Puerto Rico has many beaches, so Playa Santa is just one of your options.

Another location you might enjoy is Manglillos Beach, situated within a mile or so. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Cana Gorda Beach could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other popular destinations. You'll find it three miles to the northeast.

Travelers may also want to consider Rosado Beach, located only a short distance away.

You may find that Playa Santa is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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