Vega Baja Beach

Photo Credit: © Ricardo Mangual CC

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.

Located in the heart of the island of Puerto Rico, 3.5 miles north-northeast of Vega Baja, this beach is on the North coast of the island, You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying nearby. When you need to spend the afternoon away from tourist-filled hotspots, you should consider visiting Vega Baja Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here.

Vega Baja Beach grants an angelic and serene retreat, in part because the surrounding area isn't too crowded at all.

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 a quick cab ride's distance, and it is one of a number of attractions in the region.

If you want more information on the history of Puerto Rico, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For instance, nearby is Fort San Juan de la Cruz, which is 16 miles away.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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 region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the beach, Dorado is about six and a half miles (11 kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at Vega Baja Beach will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it's often visited by visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels that are within a short car ride, the nearest ones have been listed in the table 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're starving for a midday meal, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so you won't have to wander too far from the sea. One of the nearest restaurants is Bambu Burger. The restaurant features International cuisine. They are also known for their hamburgers.

A few nearby dining options are listed below.

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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Puerto Rico, and Vega Baja Beach is just one option.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Puerto Neuvo Beach, situated only a short distance away. Others might prefer Mar Chiquita Beach, which offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to other popular destinations. It's located eight miles to the west.

Another location you may want to try is Cerro Gordo Beach, located within a couple of miles.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Puerto Rico, and Vega Baja Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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