Indicators Beach is located on the western tip of Puerto Rico, just south of Lighthouse Park. This beach has rough waters that make it less than ideal for swimmers, but surfing and beach combing are popular pastimes here.

Positioned on the island of Puerto Rico, 2.4 miles northwest of Rincón, You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. It's often said that Indicators is the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Many of the other beaches in Puerto Rico may be just as beautiful, but tend to be more crowded since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

How to Access The Beach

Park at Lighthouse Park and walk down a trail to get to Indicators Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Indicators is fringed with spiky palm trees and has a rocky coastline that can make the beach seem uninviting. Still, the tan colored sand is soft and the waters are aquamarine, making it a beauty you won't want to miss seeing.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Since Indicators can be found in a relatively urbanized region, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the West coast of Puerto Rico; the area hosts attractions such as Maritime Museum, which is about a hundred yards away.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Indicators
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Maritime Museum Museum 0.1 mi. S Puerto Rico
Punta Higuero Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.1 mi. S Puerto Rico
Putt Putt Parrot Safari Miniature Golf Course 0.9 mi. E Puerto Rico
Oceano Sea Glass Art Gallery 2.4 mi. SE Puerto Rico
Playa Oesta Gallery Art Gallery 2.4 mi. SE Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Indicators is close to Aguadilla, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Not far away you'll find Aguadilla, a city which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the coast, Aguadilla is about nine miles (14 and a half kilometers) away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how packed the nearby hotels are. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a decent selection of accommodation options to pick from in the area that surrounds the beach. The most accessible of which are listed below.

Accommodations near Indicators
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sole Beach Club Inn 0.4 mi. SE Hotel
Casa Verde Hotel 0.9 mi. ENE Hotel
Lazy Parrot Inn 0.9 mi. E Hotel
Punta Taino Guest House 0.9 mi. ENE Guest house
Tamboo Beside the Pointe Inn 1.1 mi. ENE Hotel
Casa Isleña Inn 1.3 mi. ENE Hotel
The English Rose -- -- B & B
Blue Boy Inn 1.4 mi. SE B & B
The Pineapple Inn Rincon -- -- Hotel
Parador Villa Antonio -- -- Hotel


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Indicators; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Red Flamboyan. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and Spanish menu items. They are also known for serving seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Indicators
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Red Flamboyan (787) 823-4508 Caribbean, Spanish Informal 0.6 mi. NE
Ode to the Elephants (939) 697-8033 Thai Informal 0.8 mi. ENE
Wine Cellar Cafe (305) 776-7859 International Informal 0.8 mi. ENE
Pool Bar Sushi (787) 823-2583 Japanese Informal 0.8 mi. NE
Surf Pizza Wagon -- Italian Very Casual 0.8 mi. E
Kahuna Burger Bar (787) 823-5600 American, Caribbean Very Casual 0.9 mi. ENE
Saltaire Restaurant (787) 823-3756 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.9 mi. ENE
Francisco's (787) 823-0101 Caribbean, Creole Informal 0.9 mi. E
Lazy Parrot (787) 823-5654 Caribbean Informal 0.9 mi. E
Mi Familias Pizzeria (787) 823-0103 Italian Very Casual 0.9 mi. E
Steps Quick Lunch (787) 504-7877 Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. SE
Tamboo Seaside Grill (787) 823-8550 American, Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. NE

Other Beaches

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

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy School Yard Beach, situated only a cab ride away from the coast. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might enjoy people watching at Maria's. It's found a quarter mile to the south.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Sandy Beach, located a mile away.

You may find that Indicators is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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