Yabucoa Attractions

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The hilly, forested area that surrounds the southeast town of Yabucoa sets a unique tone that continues all the way to the shore.  Walking onto many area beaches feels like you're emerging from the jungle onto an oasis of gorgeous white sand and cool, clear waters.  Back on land, most of the attractions deal with nature, though there are a few of cultural significance as well as a singular gaming center for those who like to gamble on vacation. 


Maunabo Beach

You will find several beaches to choose from in and around the area. Click on the beach names for a detailed guide to that specific beach.

Maunabo Beach: The beaches of Maunabo Beach enjoy soft, golden colored sand and aquamarine waters. Some notable landmarks at each beach include the Punta Tuna Lighthouse at Faro Punta Tuna, the marshes at Playa Faro, and a seafood restaurant at Los Bohios.

A second option that beach-goers can consider is Puerto Yabucoa. With the area known for the rich and fertile soil, you can bet that Puerto Yabucoa is a beach shrouded by a wall of trees (much like the rest of the region). This helps give the beach a much more natural feel than it really is; located just steps from from homes, baseball fields, and other marks of civilization.

Emajagua Beach: Coconut palms line the shore of Emajagua Beach, and just behind the trees is a cluster of homes. The sand is a golden color that shines brightly in the sun, and the waters are a deep navy blue.

Yabucoa and the surrounding areas have several other beach choices. You can get more details by following this link.

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests may discover some other worthwhile places to visit close to Yabucoa .

If the functional aspects of living by the sea interest you, consider visiting Punta Tuna Lighthouse. The lighthouse and its grounds are open to the public everyday except for Monday and Tuesday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m..

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Yabucoa
Name Type Location Island
Punta Tuna Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.0 mi. South of Central Yabucoa Puerto Rico

Natural Attractions

Humacao Wildlife Refuge

Humacao Wildlife Refuge is one of the local attractions you might enjoy. Recently refurbished and renamed, the Humanco Wildlife Refuge is popular amongst birders.

Another place that needs mentioning is Bosque Estatal De Carite. Created in 1935 to protect the increasingly vulnerable watershed from erosion and the growing influence of industry on the island. Its easy access and many trails make it a popular destination for tourists and locals off all kinds that want to take a quick look at the natural side of Puerto Rico.

Yabucoa has plenty of other nature attractions. Follow this link to see our page concerning natural attractions in and around Yabucoa .


Looking for some action? Those who'd like to try their luck on the slots will have a few places to go nearby.

Casino Real, which is part of Four Points by Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel and Casino, is found within Caguas, 15.5 mi. Northwest of central Yabucoa . The Casino Real at Four Points Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel is the largest in Puerto Rico. Whether you head straight for the slots, or prefer a game that take a little more strategy, you're sure to enjoy taking a chance on Lady Luck.

The chart directly below provides you with a few details concerning the gaming choices close to Yabucoa .

Gambling Near Yabucoa
Name Located At Phone Location
Casino Real Four Points by Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel and Casino (787) 653-1111 15.5 mi. Northwest of Central Yabucoa
El Gran Casino -- (787) 271-7545 Patillas, 9.4 mi. West of Central Yabucoa
Wyndham Garden Casino Wyndham Garden at Palmas del Mar (787) 850-6000 6.0 mi. Northeast of Central Yabucoa

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