The east coast of Puerto Rico is a popular tourist region offering a number of beachfront resorts. Two of the best and most popular beaches in Puerto Rico are on the east coast, in addition to a number of beautiful beaches to explore. The best about staying on the east coast is having easy access to Puerto Rico’s offshore cays such as the pretty Icacos Cay, Palomino Island, and the amazing islands of Vieques & Culebra. Some of the best-rated beach tours in Puerto Rico are for the beaches and offshore islands of the east coast.
Best beach for clarity of the water, seclusion, snorkeling, one of the top day trips in Puerto Rico.
Balneario La Monserrate best known as “Luquillo Beach” in English & “Playa Luquillo” in Spanish… is the best Balneario (bathing beach managed by the government). The water is calm, from the beach you can admire views of El Yunque Rainforest, along the shore, thousands of tall palm trees dancing to the breeze. There are food kiosks steps from the beach and nearby a long strip of restaurants where you can try traditional Puerto Rican food at great prices.
Top Rated Tours to Luquillo Beach & El Yunque National Rainforest
Seven Seas is one of the best beaches on the east coast, a crescent-shaped bay with calm turquoise water safe for swimming and nearby seaside food.
Top Rated Tours at Seven Seas - Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Temporarily closed – Playa Rocosa, one of the best surprises during your tour of Las Cabezas de San Juan. This small beach is packed with beauty and textures, there is no sand, just a carpet of rocks polished by the sea in beautiful colors. There are bigger rocks along the shore to sit down, watch the mesmerizing surf, and listening to the sounds of the rhythmic soothing sounds of the water kissing and polishing the pebbles. We could sit there for hours… is no wonder it is a protected beach, it is certainly a treasure.
Playa Colora will be loved by those that crave to be serenaded by the loud sounds of the ocean and feel enveloped by nature alone. Playa Colora is not safe for swimming or bathing, but the scenery and one-of-a-kind vivid colors of this beach certainly make up for it.
Playa Escondida is a local favorite for those that love to take nature walks for a reward at a quiet beach.