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.

Positioned toward the northwestern outskirts of Rincón, Tres Palmas Beach is on the West coast of Puerto Rico. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're 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, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Be mindful that the area surrounding Tres Palmas Beach is highly urbanized, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Tres Palmas Beach is on the West coast of Puerto Rico. It is near some interesting sites like Putt Putt Parrot Safari, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of the attractions in the area.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Maritime Museum, a lovely museum found one and a quarter miles to the north-northwest, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Puerto Rico. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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
Galería Éxodo Art Gallery 1.9 mi. SE Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Rincón is the closest town and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From Tres Palmas Beach, Rincón is just up the road, roughly one and an eighth miles (a kilometer and a half).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Vacationers will find a good selection of hotel and resort options to choose from in the area that surrounds Tres Palmas Beach. The most convenient of which can be viewed in the table below.

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 Bed & Breakfast Inn -- -- 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 the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, 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 and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists dining options located near this beach.

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

Needless to say, Tres Palmas Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng in Puerto Rico.

You may also want to consider Rincon Beach, which is located a few hundred yards to the east-southeast. 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.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Puerto Rico, and dropping by Tres Palmas Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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