Attractions in Yabucoa

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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

There are several beaches to consider in and around the area. You can click on each beach name for more detail concerning that individual beach.

Maunabo Beach: Nestled between the mountains of southeast Puerto Rico is a sleepy little town known as Maunabo. Within this town there are three beaches: Faro Punta Tuna, Playa Faro, and Los Bohios.

Another location 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.

These are just a few of the places worth checking out To read a more detailed discussion of beaches, check out this page.

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Travelers may experience some other intriguing places to visit close to Yabucoa .

If the more functional aspects of living by the sea interest you, you might want to visit 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

Travelers who enjoy natural surroundings will probably have a good time at Humacao Wildlife Refuge. Recently refurbished and renamed, the Humanco Wildlife Refuge is popular amongst birders.

A second attraction that you might enjoy 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.

These examples are only some of what's available. Navigate here to see our extended discussion of natural attractions in and around the area.


Looking for some action? Those looking to test their luck will find several places to go nearby.

Casino Real, which is on the premises of Four Points by Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel and Casino, is located in 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 table below provides more information on the 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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