Vega Baja Beach

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As one of the many North Shore beaches of Puerto Rico, Vaga Baja Beach does not have too much that makes it unique from its neighbors. However, one feature that helps Vega Baja stand out is the very small string of tiny islands just off the coast, giving the beach a weird mix of both rough waves and calm waters. Be careful though, this combination can create unexpected currents.

Situated on the island of Puerto Rico, 3.5 miles north-northeast of Vega Baja, this beach is on the North edge of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying particularly close by. It's often said that Vega Baja Beach is one of the best spots for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Other nearby beaches in Puerto Rico may be just as refreshing as Vega Baja Beach, but are usually more crowded because they're frequented by tourists looking for a lively scene.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available.

If you usually favor beaches that bring guests a calm enclave, then a good choice for you is Vega Baja Beach; it is hidden away in a less urban part of Puerto Rico.

What's Nearby


Vega Baja Beach is on the North coast of Puerto Rico. It is near some interesting sites like Pineapple Course at Dorado Beach, which is seen four and a half miles to the east-southeast, and it is one of a few the area's interesting attractions.

If you're interested in mixing a little culture with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Science Park. This museum is located just a taxi ride away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Vega Baja Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Pineapple Course at Dorado Beach Golf Course 4.5 ESE Puerto Rico
Dorado Beach West Course Golf Course 5.1 ESE Puerto Rico
Dorado Beach East Course Golf Course 5.2 E Puerto Rico
Sugarcane Course at Dorado Beach Golf Course 5.3 ESE Puerto Rico
Dorado Del Mar Casino Casino 6.7 E Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Dorado is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From Vega Baja Beach, Dorado isn't out of reach at six and a half miles (11 kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may encounter visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Although travelers won't find very many accommodations in the vicinity, those accommodations closest to Vega Baja Beach are shown in the list below.

Accommodations near Vega Baja Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hyatt Hacienda Del Mar 3.7 mi. E Resort
Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach 4.8 mi. E Resort
Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar Beach & Golf Resort 6.7 mi. E Resort
Golden Sands Villas 6.7 mi. E Resort


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you don't have to go far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is Bambu Burger. This restaurant has a menu featuring International cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their hamburgers.

The table below lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Vega Baja Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bambu Burger (787) 807-4444 International Very Casual -- --
Ian'z Buffet (787) 855-3393 -- -- 3.5 mi. SSW
Little Caesar's Vega Baja (787) 855-3376 Italian Very Casual 3.5 mi. SSW
Martin's BBQ Vega Baja (787) 855-3468 Caribbean Very Casual 3.5 mi. SSW
A Master Pizza (787) 615-7903 Italian -- -- --
Alex Pizza (787) 855-7118 Italian -- -- --
Antojitos Aire Mar Y Tierra (787) 855-4186 -- -- -- --
Arraisas Pizza (787) 807-3723 Italian -- -- --
Arraizas Pizza & Restaurant (787) 807-4488 Italian -- -- --
Barbeque Tortuguero (787) 858-0088 -- -- -- --
Barberaa & Estilos Lissy (787) 807-4302 -- -- -- --
Cafe Melyans (787) 858-8893 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches in Puerto Rico besides Vega Baja Beach worth visiting.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Puerto Neuvo Beach, located only a short distance away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, Mar Chiquita Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's found eight miles to the west.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Cerro Gordo Beach, located within a short distance.

Vega Baja Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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