16 Amazing Puerto Rico Beaches You Didn’t Know Existed

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Puerto Rico beaches are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. If you are planning a trip to this paradise island, chances are spending heaps of time on the beach is part of the plan! To make your life easier, we put together a list of the best beaches in Puerto Rico you should check out during your visit.

16. Playa Flamenco

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This beach is referred to by the locals and fluent Spanish speakers as Playa Flamenco, Puerto Rico. Playa Flamenco is located in Culebra, Puerto Rico, about 17 miles east of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and one of the most famous beaches in Puerto Rico. Culebra is a small, peaceful island commonly visited just for the world-renowned Flamenco beach. This beach is an absolute must on your Puerto Rico itinerary.

15. Playa Jobos

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Located on the island of Isabela, Playa Jobos is a favorite for tourists and locals, especially those looking for a beach with many bars and restaurants. Sunrises in Jobos are a dream, and a great way to welcome the sun is by taking a stroll on its boardwalk, which offers breathtaking ocean views.

14. Playa Crash Boat

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Located on the western side of Puerto Rico in Aguadilla, Playa Crash Boat is one of the most popular Puerto Rico beaches and the go-to for enchanting sunsets at its pier. Aguadilla’s crash boat beach features stunning turquoise waters, so swimming and surfing here is a real treat.

13. Playa Negra

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Playa Negra, or Playa Negrita, which means the Black beach, is located in Vieques as is known for its black sand. This beach is unique because of the black sand and volcanic material that washed onto the beach. Tourists call this beach Black Sand Beach Puerto Rico, which allows us to experience a beach with black sand without traveling to Hawaii.

12. Domes Beach

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Domes Beach is located in Rincon and is widely referred to as one of the best surfing spots in Puerto Rico. It is located right next to the Punta Higüero Lighthouse, which is why many locals refer to it as “lighthouse beach.”

11. Tortuga Beach

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Tortuga Beach is on the island of Culebrita. This beach gets its name from the large population of sea turtles that visit its coast. The beach has calm deep blue water and soft white sand and is considered the main beach of Culebrita. There are fantastic snorkeling opportunities at this beach due to the shallow, natural pools full of diverse wildlife.

10. Sun Bay Beach

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Sun Bay Beach is a 2-mile beach found on the Isla de Vieques. The island is famous for its bioluminescent bay, Mosquito Bay, but most visitors relax on Sun Bay Beach during the day.

9.Boquerón Beach

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Balneario de Boquerón, or Boquerón Beach, is located in the coastal city of Cabo Rojo. This area is perfect for getaways and family vacations because there are many villas and beach houses for rent near the beautiful beach.

8. Playa El Combate

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Combate Beach is part of Boquerón National State Forest and features stunning natural vistas and world-renowned snorkeling. Visitors can go on diving adventures thanks to the area’s extensive reefs. This beach is a favorite for visitors because of the popular activity of leaping from the pier! If you are looking for fun and plenty of action photo shots of you jumping off the pier, then this is one of the best Puerto Rico beaches for you.

7. Playa La Playuela (Playa Sucia)

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La Playuela translates into the “ordinary beach,” but this beach is far from ordinary. This beach is one of the most beautiful Puerto Rico beaches. This beach is commonly called “Playa Sucia” and is next to the Cajo Rojo Los Morrillos lighthouse.

6. Playa Buyé

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Boasting crystal-clear waters and fluffy, beautiful golden sand, a day spent at Playa Buyé makes for the perfect nature and relaxation combo. This beach has mangroves to explore local wildlife, a secret trail leading to a secluded, hidden beach, and many opportunities to explore Puerto Rico’s nature beyond its popular tourist highlights.

5. Isla Verde

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The Isla Verde beach is a Puerto Rico beach with a long shoreline that stretches several square miles. Close to the airport, this San Juan Puerto Rico beach is popular amongst visitors and constantly ranked as one of the best beach experiences in the Caribbean due to its multiple food options, fun activities like parasailing and jet skiing, and various watersports.

4. La Posita

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If you are looking for a beach with calmer tides, you should check out La Posita. La Posita is a quiet beach in Loiza, just a 30-minute drive from San Juan, the mainland.

3. Luquillo Beach 

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One of the best things about Luquillo Beach is that it is close to the mountains and El Yunque National Forest. This makes the beach an ideal location for adventurers and outdoors people alike. Luquillo beach is perfect for water activities and has equipment rental options to make the day even more fun. You can rent equipment such as surfboards and even jet skis.

2.Condado Beach 

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Condado Beach is located in El Condado, a district of Santurce in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This beach is the ultimate destination for travelers looking to have the ultimate Caribbean experience close to entertainment and vibrant city life.

1. Ocean Park Beach 

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Ocean Park Beach is a large public beach located in Ocean Park, a neighborhood of the barrio of Santurce in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This quiet small neighborhood is between the two main tourist beaches of San Juan: Condado Beach and Isla Verde.

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