No hotels or buildings behind you at Pelicano Beach. When you visit Playa Pelicano, the focus is on the beautiful simplicity of the Caribbean Sea and birds flying free on a place designated to protect their existence. Playa Pelicano is a small beach with calm waters perfect for a long swim across and for children to play. As soon as the ferry gets near Caja de Muertos, you’ll see the beach cove and feel its call with its mesmerizing colors.
As you sit on the beach, you’ll face the open Caribbean Sea and enjoy views of the silhouette of the rolling hills on the southern coast of Puerto Rico in the distance.
The water at Playa Pelicano
The colors are one of the prettiest of all Puerto Rico from clear to aquamarine and deeper cerulean blues. The waves are gentle, making it great for swimming and playing.
On the ground, sink your toes in creamy ivory-colored sand. The back of the beach is beautifully lined with unique beach pebbles naturally colored with a wide range of greens from dark olive to apple green. Some of them have been perfectly smoothed and shined by water, wind, and time. Children will enjoy looking for little treasures that have washed up from the sea.
On the south-west end of Playa Pelicano, there are boulders, rocks, and stilts from an old pier where pelicans and seabirds love to hang out, kids and adults alike will enjoy watching them.
Rising behind the boulders are the hills of Los Morrillos, a protected bird nesting site for pelicans and other bird species. Access is prohibited in order to protect the site.
Facilities at Pelicano Beach
Right next door and behind Playa Pelicano, there are gazebos with picnic tables for your enjoyment. The most convenient gazebos are the first ones you’ll find as you enter the main visitor’s area. There’s plenty of room for groups and families with a grassy area for them to play. Restrooms (composting toilets) are in the vicinity. Be sure to bring your own wipes/toilet paper and hand sanitizer. There is no running water or showers for rinsing, so bring everything you will need for your day at the beach.