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La Poza de las Mujeres Beach - Manati, Puerto Rico

Poza de las Mujeres Beach is one of the reasons residents and beach lovers in the know long for days of summer.  Although is a warm year long in Puerto Rico, this is one of the beaches that turns into a dreamy natural pool with the clearest water and beautiful blues we all dream about when we think of a day of bathing and swimming in the Caribbean.  La Poza de las Mujeres Beach is one of the unbeaten paths of Puerto Rico, still sort of a secret gem to tourists and mostly visited by locals who love to get away from the more crowded beaches on summer days. (see below for winter conditions)

Poza de las Mujeres During Summer Months

Manati, Puerto Rico

La Poza de las Mujeres Beach - Manati, Puerto Rico

The water is so crisp, cool, and clear as a constant flow of water comes in from the open sea into a protected natural pool between land and a coral wall where the color of the water turns from navy blue to aquamarine jewel tones. Here you can forget your cares, float, swim, and do a little snorkeling along the protected side along the rocks.

Beachcombers will enjoy walking along the shore in the search for works of art from the sea, you’ll find a ton of baby seashells, both kids and adults will enjoy the search for the perfect piece to remember your day.

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The beach area right at La Poza de las Mujeres is small, if you long for a more open space, and wish to take a long walk on the beach, just walk east towards Las Palmas Beach.

Las Palmas is not safe for swimming, but nice for lounging and simply taking in the relaxing sights and sounds of the waves.

As the name implies Las Palmas (The Palms) has a lush natural landscape of tall coconut trees on the east end of the beach cove which also leads to the breathtaking pools along the cliffs that fill up beautifully during the winter when the surf comes in higher.

We think you may find it hard to leave La Poza de las Mujeres, you may also take a short hike west to Cueva de Las Golondrinas Beach, another gorgeous beach with a cave that’s accessible during the summer months, so dreamy and postcard worthy. 

La Poza de las Mujeres Beach - Manati, Puerto Rico

La Poza de Las Mujeres from Late Fall - Early Spring

Manati, Puerto Rico

From late fall until early spring, La Poza de las Mujeres takes on a different personality captivating a different type of beachgoer than summer.  Those that enjoy lounging, dipping their feet in the water, taking a walk on the beach, and taking in the glorious scene of the roaring ocean will get lost in the sights, sounds, and peace of this scenic location.

What may look like playful waves, can quickly turn into strong waves when the fierce surf suddenly comes in to fill the pool.  If you bring children we strongly advise that you keep your eyes on your children and only allow them to play along the edge with your supervision.  There are no lifeguards on this beach and use at your own risk.

Poza de las Mujeres - Manati, Puerto Rico - Winter

While you may not swim at Poza de las Mujeres during this time, visiting this beach comes with different pleasures…

The scene constantly changes, the pool gets full and empties.  When the water comes in gently… the sounds of the water sound more like a stream, cascading down the rocks.

Then, as a surprise, a roaring rush of the ocean comes in hitting the coral wall and creating quite the spectacle…

that you can watch safety from your lounge chair, enjoying every sight and sound taking away every care and thoughts you may have… so you can focus on these special moments with your loved ones.

The water reaches the shore in bright foamy white contrasting with the rocks and aquamarine water…

the colors are intense…

and so will your bliss if you surrender to the magic of the coast of Puerto Rico.

Need to Know Facts & Safety at the Beach

La Poza de Las Mujeres, Manati, Puerto Rico

Facilities / Services / What to Bring

  • Parking – Yes, free off the street.
  • Food – There are no restaurants or food vendors at this beach.  We recommend you stop at a local bakery on the way where you can get nice big sandwiches and pastries, at local inexpensive prices.
  • What to Bring: The sand does feel heavy on your feet, so we advise that you pack light.  A beach bag with sunblock, water bottles, a few snacks is all you need.
  • Trash Disposal – Don’t forget to bring a trash bag so you can pack trash and bring it back with you to dispose of properly.  Please help us keep this treasure clean.

Safety at the Beach

  • Safety in the parking lot – Just as you would in any other vacation destination, don’t leave valuables in your car as s precaution.
  • Safety in the water – There are no lifeguards at this beach.  If you’re swimming, don’t come alone, just in case you need assistance.   Swimming is only recommended during the summer months when the water is calmest.

Getting to La Poza de Las Mujeres

Manati, Puerto Rico

Getting to La Poza de Las Mujeres is easy, Google Maps provides good directions.  Once you arrive at the location, you may park on the street.  Each time we’ve visited, there are two friendly older men selling cold coconuts filled with its natural refreshing water, so bring some cash to enjoy to hydrate the island way.  

You’ll see a path that leads to Poza de las Mujeres.

To your right, is Las Palmas Beach, you’ll want to walk left.

The first sight you’ll see is the open water of Las Palmas, again, just walk left and you’ll see Poza de Las Mujeres tucked away to your left, right in front of a private residence.  All beaches in Puerto Rico are public and you are welcome to enjoy them. 

Sadly, a property that was damaged probably by Hurricane Maria is still there, for now, is a reminder of how fragile we all are, so enjoy this moment.   

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