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. 

Which Beaches Are Available?

You'll find a large number of beaches to visit in and around the area. Just click on the name of the beach to read a detailed article concerning that particular beach.

Maunabo Beach

Emajagua Beach: Emajagua Beach is set along the southwest coast of Puerto Rico. The area surrounding the beach is not heavily populated, which means crowds are typically scarce on the beach as well.

A second option for beach-goers to consider is Playa Mala Pascua. A lively family beach where you can barbecue or grab some food from a kiosk in the sand, you'll always gave a good time when you visit.

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 beaches in and around Yabucoa are listed in the following table.

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

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