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.

Located toward the center 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 think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. This beach is not just a pleasant attraction, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in Puerto Rico. While Vega Baja Beach might be a little more difficult to reach, it's the best place to take an undisturbed nap on the sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline.

If you find that you enjoy beaches that provide a calm place to escape, then think about trying out Vega Baja Beach; it's tucked away within a less urbanized part of Puerto Rico.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Vega Baja Beach is on the North coast of Puerto Rico; it will be near other attractions like Pineapple Course at Dorado Beach, which is four and a half miles to the east-southeast of this spot.

If you want to learn more about the history of Puerto Rico, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Fort San Juan de la Cruz, which is only a car ride away from the beach.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

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

Vega Baja Beach is in the Dorado area, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The closest town is Dorado, which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From Vega Baja Beach, Dorado is located roughly six and a half miles (11 kilometers) away.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

While there aren't many hotels nearby, the closest ones are shown 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


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you visit a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Puerto Rico's specialty dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest restaurants is Bambu Burger. The restaurant features International food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their hamburgers.

Nearby dining options are shown 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, you'll find plenty of other beaches in 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, found only a short distance away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might enjoy people watching at Mar Chiquita Beach. It's found eight miles to the west.

You may also enjoy Cerro Gordo Beach, which is located within a short distance.

Maybe Vega Baja Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Puerto Rico you might like.


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