Puerto Yabucoa

With the area known for the rich and fertile soil, you can bet that Puerto Yabucoa is a beach shrouded by a wall of trees (much like the rest of the region). This helps give the beach a much more natural feel than it really is; located just steps from from homes, baseball fields, and other marks of civilization. However, the long beach is still a quiet alternative to the city beaches, and the surroundings much more green.

Located in the vicinity of Humacao, Puerto Yabucoa is on the East edge of Puerto Rico. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying nearby. The surrounding area is not overflowing with tourists, but that doesn't mean you won't find things to do here.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

If you usually desire sunny days that offer a relaxing enclave, then you may want to try Puerto Yabucoa; it is found in a less urban sector of Puerto Rico.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the East coast of Puerto Rico. It is near some interesting sites like Wyndham Garden Casino, which is found two miles away, and it is one of the attractions in the region.

Historical attractions such as Fuerte San Geronimo offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Puerto Yabucoa, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Puerto Rico, without having to leave the coast. In fact, you'll find this spot 32 and a half miles from this interesting historical site.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Puerto Yabucoa
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Wyndham Garden Casino Casino 2.2 NE Puerto Rico
Palm at Palmas del Mar Golf Club Golf Course 2.2 NE Puerto Rico
Flamboyan at Palmas del Mar Golf Club Golf Course 2.7 NNE Puerto Rico
Punta Tuna Lighthouse Lighthouse 6.9 SW Puerto Rico
Estadio Adolfo Hanni Carillo Sporting Event Venue 11.5 NNE Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Puerto Yabucoa is very close to Palmas Del Mar, so exploring the city is a convenient option. The nearby town of Palmas Del Mar is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the beach, Palmas Del Mar isn't far off, roughly two miles (three and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may see guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Though there aren't many places to stay within a several miles, the ones found closest to the shore are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Puerto Yabucoa
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Parador Palmas de Lucia 2.0 mi. SW Hotel
Wyndham Garden at Palmas del Mar 2.2 mi. NE Hotel
Parador Costa Del Mar 2.3 mi. SSW Hotel
Caribe Playa Beach Resort 9.8 mi. SW Hotel

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Puerto Yabucoa; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is Chez Daniel's Tapas Bar. This restaurant has a menu featuring French cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their tapas. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Puerto Yabucoa
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Chez Daniel's Tapas Bar (787) 850-3838 French Informal 1.6 mi. NE
Bistro Rico (787) 850-3838 Creole, French Very Casual 1.6 mi. NE
Chez Daniel (787) 850-3838 French, International Fine Dining 1.6 mi. NE
Blue Hawaii (787) 852-0897 Chinese, International Very Casual 1.8 mi. NE
Chihuahua (787) 850-2693 Tex-Mex Very Casual 1.8 mi. NE
La Brochette (787) 852-7173 Creole Very Casual 1.8 mi. NE
C.Bar Kitchen in Style (787) 852-5600 Spanish Informal 1.8 mi. NE
The Flying Pizza (787) 850-4688 Italian -- 1.8 mi. NE
Beach Bohío Bar And Grill (787) 850-4142 American Very Casual -- --
Cafe de la Plaza (787) 852-2612 Caribbean, International Informal 2.0 mi. NNE
Plaza Steak House (787) 850-0450 International -- 2.1 mi. NE
Sebastián Restaurant (787) 850-6000 Caribbean -- 2.2 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Puerto Yabucoa isn't the only beach worth visitng in Puerto Rico.

Travelers may also want to consider Maunabo Beach, which is located reasonably close-by, so a short cab ride is a solid choice.

You may find that Puerto Yabucoa is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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