Playita Machete

Playita Machete is located on Puerto Rico's south coast. The beach is located near a cluster of buildings and homes, but does not see much action because of it's lack of a friendly shore. Still, if you want to spend a day without having to fight off a crowd, Playita Machete is one of the island's options.

Positioned on the island of Puerto Rico, 1.9 miles south of Guayama, Playita Machete is on the South East coast of the island, You might want whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Beachgoers should keep in mind that, while Playita Machete is by no means quiet and secluded, it's not the rowdiest beach in Puerto Rico either. It's the perfect choice for vacationers who want to make the most of their trip to the beach without getting stuck in the most crowded parts of town.

Amenities and Ambiance

The shore of Playita Machete is sparse, with trees closer to the water than most other beaches on the island. Where you can see sand, it is tan, and the waters are a murky blue-green.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South East coast of Puerto Rico. It is near Manualidades El Arte, which is one of a few attractions in the region.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Puerto Rico, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. One of the nearest historical attractions is Memorial To Don Domingo, which is 33 miles away.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Playita Machete
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Manualidades El Arte Art Gallery 1.9 N Puerto Rico
El Legado Golf Resort Golf Course 5.3 WNW Puerto Rico
El Gran Casino Casino 7.7 NE Puerto Rico
Aguirre Golf Club Golf Course 7.8 W Puerto Rico
Maunacoop Salinas Art Gallery 11.9 W Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Those visiting Playita Machete who are looking for a little additional excitement might consider heading over to Patillas, because it's in the vicinity and is an area full of activity. From the shore, Patillas is about seven and a half miles (12 and a half kilometers) away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby.

Don't expect to find any of Puerto Rico's popular hotels alongside this beach, though if you're looking to dodge throngs of tourists, the shortage of places to stay will surely be a welcomed sight.


When you're starving for a midday meal, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. One of the closest restaurants is McDonald's Guayama. This restaurant offers a menu of American cuisine. They are also known for their hamburgers. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's only a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Playita Machete
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
McDonald's Guayama -- American Very Casual 1.8 mi. N
Cafe Mcarthur (787) 864-3859 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa Ashford (787) 864-5965 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa El Universitario (787) 864-4000 -- -- -- --
Casa De Restauracian Elaas (787) 866-9292 -- -- -- --
China Star (787) 866-1868 Chinese -- -- --
Criollo Y Ma!s (787) 864-2072 -- -- -- --
Delicatessen Y Algo Mas (787) 866-5535 -- -- -- --
El Balcon Cafe (787) 864-7272 Creole Very Casual -- --
El Mordisco (787) 790-1173 -- -- -- --
El Potrero Quick Lunch (787) 864-8271 -- -- -- --
Guayama Catering (787) 864-8494 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches in Puerto Rico besides Playita Machete worth visiting.

You may also want to consider Punta Pozuelo, located five and a half miles to the west.

Perhaps Playita Machete 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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