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 on the island of Puerto Rico, 1.9 miles south of Guayama, Playita Machete is on the South East coast of the island, You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Vacationers will notice that, though Playita Machete isn't considered a quiet and secluded part of the coast, it's not the busiest of Puerto Rico's beaches either. It's the perfect choice for families who want to make the most of their trip to the beach without having to fight other beachgoers for a spot in the sand.

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, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the South East coast of Puerto Rico. It is near Manualidades El Arte, which is among the favorite local destinations.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Puerto Rico, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Memorial To Don Domingo, which is 33 miles away.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

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

Those visiting Playita Machete who are hoping to find further attractions should think about heading to Patillas, which is not far away and is a particularly bustling part of Puerto Rico. From the beach, Patillas isn't out of reach at seven and a half miles (12 and a half kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists.

You won't find any of Puerto Rico's frequently visited hotels near this beach, but if you're hoping to elude throngs of tourists, the lack of accommodations should be a pleasant sight.


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you try a local restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without going too far from the coast. McDonald's Guayama is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves delicious American food. They are also known for their hamburgers. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining 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

Puerto Rico has several beautiful beaches, so Playita Machete is just one of your options.

Another location you may want to try is Punta Pozuelo, which is located fairly close-by, meaning a short cab ride should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

Perhaps Playita Machete is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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