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.

Located on the island of Puerto Rico, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. This beach is not just another beautiful natural attraction, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in Puerto Rico. While Playa Santa may be a little more difficult to reach, it provides a rare chance to escape crowds of tourists.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

If you find that you desire coasts which offer a peaceful place to escape, then think about trying out Playa Santa; it's located within a more natural sector of Puerto Rico.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Puerto Rico. Guanica Lighthouse is situated two miles to the northeast, and it is one of the attractions in the vicinity.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Museo Historico de Las Piedras (positioned within cab range) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new side of Puerto Rico's history.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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 a little additional excitement might think about heading over to Guánica, since it's nearby and is an area full of activity. From Playa Santa, 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 packed the nearby hotels are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent range of hotel and resort options to pick from in the area that encircles the beach. The most convenient of which can be viewed 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


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest restaurants is Cafe Migdaly.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the following table.

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

Travelers in search of the perfect beach in Puerto Rico will have lots of options besides Playa Santa.

Another location you might enjoy is Manglillos Beach, located just a short distance away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, Cana Gorda Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's found three miles to the northeast.

Travelers may also want to consider Rosado Beach, which is located two and a half miles away.

Puerto Rico has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Playa Santa is just one of the many options.


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