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 edge of Puerto Rico. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying very close.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Bear in mind that Tres Palmas Beach's location is a popular spot, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the West coast of Puerto Rico; the area is home to other attractions such as Putt Putt Parrot Safari, which is not very far away, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Maritime Museum. This museum is located just a short distance away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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 an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From Tres Palmas Beach, Rincón is not far away, about one and an eighth miles (a kilometer and a half).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how packed the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Beach-goers will find a good selection of lodging options to choose from close to Tres Palmas Beach. The most accessible of which are shown in the table that follows.

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 you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far from the sea. One of the nearest places to eat is The Spot At Black Eagle Restaurant And Bar. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown below.

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

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Tres Palmas Beach.

Travelers may also want to consider Rincon Beach, located a few hundred yards away. 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.

Puerto Rico has so much to offer, so visiting Tres Palmas Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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