Tres Palmas Beach

With waves that can reach up to 25 feet during the winter months, Tres Palmas Beach is known as one of the best snorkeling beaches in the Caribbean. During late spring and through the summer, however, the rough waves die down and visitors find it a great spot for swimming.

Located along the northwestern outskirts of Rincón, Tres Palmas Beach is on the West coast of Puerto Rico. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby.

Amenities and Ambiance

Thanks to the rough surf that the shores are battered by during at least half of the year, Tres Palmas Beach has a rugged looking coastline, but the view remains a beautiful one. The sand right along the shore can be green at times from algae, but further back it is tan, almost dark orange in hue. The waters themselves are usually a deeper blue, but come around mid-April they are so clear, and often flat enough for snorkeling.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Since Tres Palmas Beach is of course found within an area that sees many visitors, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


Tres Palmas Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the West coast of Puerto Rico. It is near some interesting sites like Putt Putt Parrot Safari, which is located a mile away, and it is among the local attractions.

Some may feel that museums and beaches are an odd combination, but many travelers find that museums like Maritime Museum (located one and a quarter miles away) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new perspective of Puerto Rico.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Tres Palmas Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Putt Putt Parrot Safari Miniature Golf Course 1.1 mi. N Puerto Rico
Oceano Sea Glass Art Gallery 1.1 mi. SE Puerto Rico
Playa Oesta Gallery Art Gallery 1.1 mi. SE Puerto Rico
Punta Higuero Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.3 mi. NNW Puerto Rico
Maritime Museum Museum 1.3 mi. NNW Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Rincón is the closest town and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From Tres Palmas Beach, Rincón is not far away, about one and an eighth miles (a kilometer and a half).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how packed the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

There is a decent variety of accommodations to choose from in the area that surrounds the beach. The most accessible of which are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Tres Palmas Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Blue Boy Inn 0.1 mi. E B & B
Sole Beach Club Inn 1.0 mi. NNW Hotel
Lazy Parrot Inn 1.1 mi. N Hotel
The Pineapple Inn Rincon -- -- Hotel
Parador Villa Antonio -- -- Hotel
Tres Sirenas Beach Inn 1.2 mi. SE B & B
The English Rose -- -- B & B
Rincón of the Seas - Grand Caribbean Hotel 1.3 mi. SE Resort
Villa Confresi Hotel 1.4 mi. SE Hotel
Coconut Palms inn on the Beach 1.4 mi. SE Hotel


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest places to eat is The Spot At Black Eagle Restaurant And Bar. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a little ways away.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Tres Palmas Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Spot At Black Eagle Restaurant And Bar (787) 823-3510 -- -- 0.1 mi. SSE
La Copa Llena (787) 823-0896 International Very Casual 0.1 mi. ESE
Shipwreck Bar & Grill Rincón (787) 823-0578 Eclectic Very Casual 0.1 mi. E
Blue Boy (787) 823-2593 International Informal 0.1 mi. E
Carta Buena (787) 679-2365 Caribbean, Vegan, Vegetarian Very Casual 0.2 mi. NE
Steps Quick Lunch (787) 504-7877 Caribbean Very Casual 0.4 mi. N
La Cambija (787) 568-6702 American, Caribbean Very Casual 0.7 mi. SE
Cafeteria El Balneario (787) 517-0917 Italian -- 0.8 mi. SE
Do Galego (787) 949-8551 Spanish Informal 0.8 mi. ESE
Pancho Villa Grill (787) 823-8226 Mexican Very Casual 0.8 mi. ESE
Fruiti Cream -- -- -- 0.8 mi. SE
Das Alpen Cafe (787) 233-8009 German, Italian Informal 0.8 mi. SE

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover in Puerto Rico, of course, so Tres Palmas Beach is just one of your options.

Vacationers may also want to visit Rincon Beach, which is located within a short distance. Rincaan is a collection of six beaches that stretches over the Atlantic and the Caribbean, so there are plenty of sights and activities to suit any taste.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, visiting Tres Palmas Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Puerto Rico even more memorable.


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