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.

Situated on the southwestern coast of the island of Puerto Rico, You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. This beach is not just a tropical beauty, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in Puerto Rico. While Tamarindo Beach might be a little harder to reach, it provides a rare chance to escape crowds of tourists.

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, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Tamarindo Beach brings visitors a quiet and relaxing experience, due to the fact that the location that surrounds the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Tamarindo Beach on the South West coast of Puerto Rico; this area boasts other attractions such as Cana Gorda State Park, which is a mile and a half away.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Museo Historico de Las Piedras, a lovely museum found within cab range, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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 very close to Guánica, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Tamarindo Beach guests hoping to find additional places to explore should think about heading over to Guánica, which is close-by and is an especially active area of Puerto Rico. From the beach, Guánica is just up the road, maybe four miles (six and a half kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels nearby, the ones found nearest to the water are listed in the following table.

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


If you're feeling hungry 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 nearest restaurants is Cafe Migdaly.

The following table lists places to eat 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

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Tamarindo Beach.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Manglillos Beach, situated only a taxi trip away from the shore. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Ballena Beach. It's found a half mile to the west-northwest.

You may also enjoy Rosado Beach, located within the range of a taxi.

Puerto Rico has so much to offer, and Tamarindo Beach is just one of the many options.


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