Beaches in Yabucoa

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The charming town of Yabucoa is located a ways inland from the east coast of Puerto Rico which features beaches of the Atlantic Ocean as well as from the south coast which is known for its calm Caribbean Sea shores.  Whichever way you choose to drive to get to a beach will depend on your intended activities.  Because the Atlantic is known for its stronger currents, the east is more suited for watersports, while those interested in a more relaxed day on the sand should head south. 

Beach Choices In The Area

You'll find a large selection of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. You can click on the name of the beach for detailed information about that section of the coast.

Maunabo Beach

Emajagua Beach: Emajagua Beach is located just off Highway 3 which runs alongside the coast on one side and the forest on the other.

A second place to consider is Playa Mala Pascua. This beach is a little unique in the area because it is comprised of a combination of sand and river rocks, but the water is calm and clear, so little ones can even enjoy a swim.

La Playa Guardarraya: Local families frequent this beach because it is ideally located surrounded by restaurants and grocery stores so you don't have to pack up and bring all your supplies with you -- though with a few free use barbecue grills on site, you certainly can if you want to.

The following table provides you with some details concerning the beaches that you can find in and around the area.

Beaches In and Around Yabucoa
Name Location Coast
Emajagua Beach 4.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central Yabucoa South East
Humacao Beach 8.7 mi. Northeast of Central Yabucoa East
La Playa Guardarraya Guardarraya, 6.8 mi. South West of Central Yabucoa Southeast
Maunabo Beach 2.9 mi. South of Central Yabucoa South East
Palmas del Mar 6.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central Yabucoa East
Pesquera Beach 8.9 mi. South West of Central Yabucoa South East
Playa Mala Pascua 6.0 mi. South West of Central Yabucoa Southeast
Puerto Yabucoa 4.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Yabucoa East

Keep in mind, you'll find plenty of other types of attractions. Click to visit our article concerning other interesting attractions for Yabucoa .


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