Visiting the Vast Beach Variety of Puerto Rico, an Instagram-Worthy Vacation
With over 300 miles of coastline, Puerto Rico offers an incredible array of varied seaside escapes, each unique to their respective part of the Island. Whether on the countryside, in the metro area, or on the breathtaking surrounding Islands of Vieques and Culebra, each beach has a different look and feel, and the activities range, too. Snorkeling, surfing, jet-skiing and paddle boarding are just some of the many activities to enjoy along the breathtaking coasts of Puerto Rico.
Aside from no passport or currency exchange needed, a recent study* found that nearly all Americans (90%) like it when the money they spend on vacation helps the local economy of a destination. And fittingly, visiting Puerto Rico is the best way to support the Island. Beaches are back up and running and looking beautiful! In fact, Puerto Rico is open for business and has been welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors since we declared we’re officially open before the holiday season.
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Here are just some of the picturesque seashores, along with activities, and lodging for each, to make your next trip to Puerto Rico one filed with an array of coveted ocean side options for the ultimate #InstagramGoals vacation.
Ponce | Caja de Muertos
Nature lovers, rejoice. If looking to enjoy breathtaking scenery and wildlife, the Caja de Muertos natural reserve, found just 8 miles off the southern coast of Ponce, makes for the ultimate oasis. A haven for endangered turtles, birds and sea life, this Island offers trails, caves and lighthouses among its many unique activities that make for incredible photos. For a quaint and authentic stay, the Casita de Coro Airbnb makes for a great option, just walking distance of the Ponce Historic Center.
Culebra | Flamenco
This world-renowned beach known for its incredible snorkeling sites certainly won’t disappoint. #NoFilter will be the name of the game as these aqua water and reefs will leave visitors breathless, so get that underwater camera ready. Traveling with a group? Catamarans leaving out of Fajardo with East Island Excursions will take you to Culebra for the day, provide lunch and drinks for $100. For convenient accommodations, this ocean front lodging option is a must.
Vieques | Sun Bay
Adventure seekers, look no further. Vieques is the ideal place for hikes surrounded by stunning landscapes during the day, and once the sun goes down, visiting the magical bioluminescent bay makes for an unforgettable evening activity. This magical experience is brought to life when organisms interact in the water. These bays are rare, and Puerto Rico happens to have three. For lodging options, this beachfront apartment on the Island is #goals.
Metro Area | El Escambron
Looking to stay in the heart of the Island’s capital and have the charm of Old San Juan right next door? Sounds like the right decision. Plus, there’s shopping and activities for the whole family in the metro area, like paddle boarding, surfing and jet skiing around the historic El Morro fortress. Incredible lodging with sunset #views can also be found at this gorgeous Airbnb, just a short walk away.
Cabo Rojo | Boqueron
More laid back? The ultimate beach for a relaxed picnic awaits. Boquerón in Cabo Rojo is a favorite for enjoying time with friends while surrounded by views of rolling hills and sailboats. This area got its name from the reddish tint that characterizes the charming seaside cliffs, which makes for quite the stunning landscape. For those traveling in a group, this Airbnb townhouse is a must.
Luquillo | Monserrate Beach
For an easygoing beach day filled with kayaks and camping, look no further than Monserrate Beach in Luquillo. It’s one of Puerto Rico’s nine Blue Flag Beaches, reinforcing the focus on quality and cleanliness. This waterfront retreat provides an ideal photo backdrop alongside the prominent coconut trees, with El Yunque found in the distance. For lodging, this beachfront condo offers the perfect space for a relaxed getaway.
*About the Survey
Puerto Rico Tourism sponsored this study, conducted by an independent global market research firm. The online omnibus survey was conducted May 8-9, 2018 among a national probability sample consisting of 1,098 Americans 18 years of age and older, living in the continental United States. The total sample data was weighted to be nationally representative regarding age, gender, region, ethnicity and educational attainment. The margin of error for the total sample of each survey at the 95% confidence level is +/- 3 percentage points.