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.

Located near the heart of 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're staying nearby. Playita Machete has fast become the favorite of many vacationers; it has a somewhat urban and convenient setting, but is not usually over-crowded. If you need more activity than you'll find on Puerto Rico's quiet, secluded beaches, dut don't want to be overwhelmed by crowds of hotel guests, this beach has the best of bost worlds.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


Playita Machete is on the South East coast of Puerto Rico; the area is home to other attractions such as Manualidades El Arte, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Puerto Rico, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Memorial To Don Domingo, which is 33 miles away.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Playita Machete
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Manualidades El Arte Art Gallery 1.9 N Puerto Rico
El Legado Golf Club 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

Playita Machete is in the Patillas area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Guests visiting Playita Machete who are hoping to find additional places to explore should think about heading over to Patillas, since it's nearby and is an active, busy area. From Playita Machete, Patillas is about seven and a half miles (12 and a half kilometers) away.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists.

Don't expect to find any of Puerto Rico's popular hotels and resorts near this beach, though if you're trying to avoid masses of vacationers, the lack of accommodation possibilities will surely be a welcomed sight.


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the nearest restaurants is McDonald's Guayama. This restaurant has American cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their hamburgers. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's only a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Puerto Rico, so Playita Machete is not your only option.

You might also want to visit Punta Pozuelo, located reasonably close-by, meaning a short ride in a taxi will get you here pretty easily.

Playita Machete could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, Puerto Rico offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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