Maunabo Beach

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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. Although the strength of the waves vary by location and by day, this part of the island does see some of the strongest surf. Faro Punta Tuna in particular is not recommended from swimming, while the other beaches vary by day. Experienced surfers will especially love this section of coast.

Located near the heart of Emajagua, 1.5 miles east of Maunabo, Maunabo Beach is on the South East coast of Puerto Rico. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, may really like a visit to Maunabo Beach. It's not one of the beaches that's always brimming with visitors, but it's not totally secluded either.

How to Access The Beach

From San Juan, take Route 52 to Ponce, then Route 53 to Maunabo. From there, Road 760 will take you to the coast. Once you have found your beach of choice, you will have to park along the road and take the sandy footpath to the shore.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

If you tend to go for shores that provide an idyllic enclave, then think about trying out Maunabo Beach; it's tucked away in a less urbanized area of Puerto Rico.

What's Nearby


Maunabo Beach is on the South East coast of Puerto Rico. Accommodations nearby include the Parador Costa Del Mar, which is not a great distance away. A short ride in a taxi is an easy option to get to the area, perhaps the most conveniently located booking option accessible from Maunabo Beach, despite the fact that there aren't many additional close-by attractions.

Cities and Towns

Palmas Del Mar is nearby and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the beach, Palmas Del Mar is about seven and a half miles (12 kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Though vacationers will not find very many hotels in the area, those options closest to Maunabo Beach can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near Maunabo Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Parador Costa Del Mar 3.4 mi. NE Hotel
Hotel Parador Palmas de Lucia 3.6 mi. NE Hotel


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest restaurants is El Trailer Rojo.

Nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Maunabo Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
El Trailer Rojo (787) 637-7334 -- -- -- --
La Cueva Del Juey (787) 861-2112 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Pizzeraa Mi Sueno (787) 861-5634 Italian -- -- --
Rico City (787) 861-3939 -- -- -- --
Barberaa Los Amigos (787) 893-2285 -- -- -- --
Barberaa Pai (787) 893-1261 -- -- -- --
Cafe Olores De Mi Puerto Rico (787) 210-8197 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa 7 Potencias (787) 266-6735 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa Decimo Inning (787) 893-3236 -- -- -- --
Cristian's Cafe (787) 266-0377 -- -- -- --
Doredmar (787) 893-3837 -- -- -- --
El Nuevo Horizonte (787) 893-5492 Creole Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches in Puerto Rico besides Maunabo Beach worth visiting.

You may also enjoy Emajagua Beach, located within a short distance.

Puerto Rico has a lot to offer its visitors, but visiting Maunabo Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Puerto Rico even more memorable.


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