Tamarindo Beach

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Tucked away in one of the most remote areas of Puerto Rico, Tamarindo Beach offers enclave to evey nature lover and eco-tourist.

Located on the southwestern coast of the island of Puerto Rico, You might want even if you aren't staying nearby. This beach isn't just another pleasant afternoon distraction, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like Puerto Rico. While Tamarindo Beach may be a bit off the beaten path, it's a pleasure to find an undisturbed plot of sand like this one.

Amenities and Ambiance

Littered with only the occasional tree and shrub, Tamarindo Beach is a prime example of what natural beaches can be. With plenty of room to spread out, a lack of crowds, and some distance from any kind of civilization, the beach is the perfect place to escape to.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here.

Tamarindo Beach offers those who visit a quiet and tranquil getaway, as the region surrounding the beach is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Puerto Rico. It is near Cana Gorda State Park, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.

Historical attractions like Hacienda Buena Vista offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Tamarindo Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Puerto Rico's past, without having to venture too far from the coast. In fact, you'll find this spot within reach of a taxi from this place of historical interest.

If you can't wait to see as many of Puerto Rico's attractions as possible, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Tamarindo Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cana Gorda State Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.8 WSW Puerto Rico
Guanica Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.6 W Puerto Rico
Best Western Pichi's Casino Casino 6.4 NE Puerto Rico
La Parguera Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 9.5 W Puerto Rico
Estadio Luis Tite Arroyo Sporting Event Venue 10.9 NE Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Tamarindo Beach is close to Guánica, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Tamarindo Beach guests hoping to find a little additional excitement will want to think about heading over to Guánica, since it's close-by and is a particularly busy area of Puerto Rico. From the coast, Guánica is just up the road, about four miles (six and a half kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Tamarindo Beach will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. Tamarindo Beach is not near very many major hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Though there aren't many places to stay close-by, the ones found closest to the shore are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Tamarindo Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Copamarina Beach Resort 2.0 mi. W Resort
Parador Guanica 1929 5.3 mi. W Hotel
Pichi's Hotel & Convention Center -- -- Hotel


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you eat at a local restaurant, where you can dive into Puerto Rico's specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the closest restaurants is Cafe Migdaly.

The following table provides a list of dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Tamarindo Beach
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 -- -- -- --
Martin's BBQ Yauco (787) 856-5551 Caribbean Very Casual 4.9 mi. N
Armandos Cafe (787) 267-4584 -- -- 4.9 mi. N

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Puerto Rico, so Tamarindo Beach is just one of your options.

You might also enjoy Manglillos Beach, situated just a cab ride away. Others might prefer Ballena Beach, which offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other popular destinations. It's located a half mile to the west-northwest.

You may also enjoy Rosado Beach, which is located just a cab ride away.

There's plenty to see and do in Puerto Rico, and dropping by Tamarindo Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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