Playa Higuero

Often called "Little Malibu," Playa Higuera is home of some of the best waves for surfing in Puerto Rico -- in fact, world-class surfing competitions are often held on these shores. Though the waves are too rough to be conducive to swimming, staking your claim in the sand to watch surfers do what they do best can make for an enjoyable morning on the beach.

Located on the island of Puerto Rico, 4.1 miles west of Aguada, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Although there are a lot of choices to be made on vacation, choosing the right beach can make all the difference. Before you arrive, consider some of Puerto Rico's most interesting options, like Playa Higuero.

How to Access The Beach

Playa Higuero is accessible at the junction of Calle 413 Ramal and Cil Miramar in Rincon.

Amenities and Ambiance

The shores of Playa Higuero are lined with lush green trees as well as coconut palms, and powdered with dark tan sand. The rough waters, known for their massive 16 foot waves, are aquamarine in hue.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Remember to take into account that the immediate vicinity around Playa Higuero is rather congested, so show up early.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the West coast of Puerto Rico; it will be near other attractions like Putt Putt Parrot Safari, which is three quarters of a mile away.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Maritime Museum. This museum is located a mile and a half to the west-southwest, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Higuero
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Putt Putt Parrot Safari Miniature Golf Course 0.8 mi. SSW Puerto Rico
Punta Higuero Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.4 mi. WSW Puerto Rico
Maritime Museum Museum 1.4 mi. WSW Puerto Rico
Oceano Sea Glass Art Gallery 2.7 mi. S Puerto Rico
Playa Oesta Gallery Art Gallery 2.7 mi. S Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Playa Higuero is in the Aguadilla area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The city of Aguadilla is close-by and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From Playa Higuero, Aguadilla is located roughly eight miles (12 and a half kilometers) away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of hotels within a car's reach. Some of the closest possibilities have been displayed in the following list.

Accommodations near Playa Higuero
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Casa Isleña Inn 0.1 mi. W Hotel
Tamboo Beside the Pointe Inn 0.2 mi. W Hotel
Punta Taino Guest House 0.4 mi. WSW Guest house
Casa Verde Hotel 0.5 mi. WSW Hotel
The English Rose -- -- B & B
Lazy Parrot Inn 0.8 mi. SSW Hotel
Sole Beach Club Inn 1.3 mi. SW Hotel
Blue Boy Inn 1.9 mi. S B & B
The Pineapple Inn Rincon -- -- Hotel
Parador Villa Antonio -- -- Hotel


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest restaurants is Tamboo Seaside Grill. This restaurant serves both American and Caribbean dishes on the menu. Visitors often rave about their seafood.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Playa Higuero
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Tamboo Seaside Grill (787) 823-8550 American, Caribbean Very Casual 0.4 mi. W
Kahuna Burger Bar (787) 823-5600 American, Caribbean Very Casual 0.5 mi. WSW
Saltaire Restaurant (787) 823-3756 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.5 mi. WSW
Pool Bar Sushi (787) 823-2583 Japanese Informal 0.6 mi. W
Wine Cellar Cafe (305) 776-7859 International Informal 0.6 mi. WSW
Ode to the Elephants (939) 697-8033 Thai Informal 0.6 mi. SW
Red Flamboyan (787) 823-4508 Caribbean, Spanish Informal 0.8 mi. WSW
English Rose Restaurant (787) 823-4032 Continental Very Casual -- --
Francisco's (787) 823-0101 Caribbean, Creole Informal 0.8 mi. SSW
Lazy Parrot (787) 823-5654 Caribbean Informal 0.8 mi. SSW
Mi Familias Pizzeria (787) 823-0103 Italian Very Casual 0.8 mi. SSW
Surf Pizza Wagon -- Italian Very Casual 0.9 mi. SSW

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices in Puerto Rico besides Playa Higuero.

You may also want to consider Sandy Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Perhaps Playa Higuero is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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