Puerto Rico Travel Guide ⎮ Tourism Guide to East Coast
Home to El Yunque National Rainforest, the magical bioluminescent bays, and offshore treasures
The east coast of Puerto Rico is a popular tourist region where visitors can choose from some of the best beachfront resorts on the island. We invite visitors to step out of the resort properties and explore the natural wonders and fun places in the east region and beyond. The east region of Puerto Rico offers extraordinary natural attractions both inland and on the turquoise-colored sea. The east coast topography is very diverse with a magical tropical rainforest, beach coves, mangrove forests, wetlands, and offshore cays. Two of the best and most popular beaches in Puerto Rico are on the east coast. If you dream of escaping for to a secluded island for the day, the east is the best area to stay, you can go sailing, go island hopping to the islands of Cordillera Nature Reserve islands, or go to Culebra and Vieques for unforgettable day trips.
Best Places to Visit - East CoastPuerto Rico
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Best Beaches on the East CoastPuerto Rico
+ Balneario La Monserrate
Luquillo Beach formally named Balneario La Monserrate is a gorgeous mile-long crescent bay in the municipality of Luquillo. Balneario Monserrate has been for years a rival to Balneario of Boqueron in Cabo Rojo. Luquillo beach is loved by families for its facilities but be prepared to face crowds in the summers, weekends, and holidays. Hundreds of palm trees and the mountains of El Yunque serve as a background. The beach is a crescent shape with calm waters perfect for swimming. This beach is managed and maintained by Parques Nacionales offering lifeguards, picnic tables and gazebos, restrooms, parking, and wheelchair access. Some of the best tours offer a combination of El Yunque National Rainforest all morning and Luquillo Beach in the afternoon.
Seven Seas Beach
+ Seven Seas
Seven Seas is the best and most popular swimming beach in Fajardo, but bring everything you will need, drinks, food, etc. Nearby there are kiosks along the road selling traditional Puerto Rican fritters where you can take a break to eat or take it with you to the beach. This beach is managed by the Parques Nacionales offering lifeguards, gazebos, camping, wheelchair access, and parking, however, management has been very poor and it is not in the best conditions, the beach however is beautiful and quiet during the week, weekends it gets busier with a local crowd.
+ Playa Colora
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 Posita de Piñones
+ La Posita de Piñones
For those staying in the San Juan / Isla Verde tourist area, Las Positas aka La Posita Beach is one of the best beaches near the city for those wishing to have a more secluded beach experience, just minutes away. Also known as Playa Rocosa (rocky beach), for its natural rock wall running along the length of the beach creating a long wide natural pool. The waters are clear and shallow, perfect for swimming, and small children. We prefer to enjoy this beach on weekdays from September – mid-March when it’s practically empty. Las Positas gets pretty full during summer days, this beach is loved by locals with small children. Parking is free and convenient across the street. You can also get here by bike, and keep riding along the wood boardwalk along the coast, along the way. Be sure to stop at food kiosks for inexpensive traditional Puerto Rican food.
Punta Tuna Beach
+ Punta Tuna Beach
A dreamy place, one of the quietest beaches on the island. Punta Tuna is a great beach for long walks on holding hands with your loved one. Punta Tuna Beach is a protected nature reserve where you won’t see any buildings along the shore. You can feel the embrace of nature’s beauty as you walk along a lush line of tall palm trees and listen to the Caribbean Sea waves…
Resorts on the East CoastPuerto Rico
Travel to the East Coast Region of Puerto Rico
Flying Here – The best and most convenient option is flying to the San Juan Airport, offering the most daily flight and choice of airlines (about 45 minutes away).
Driving from San Juan – Driving to the east coast hotels and attractions is easy. There are major highways from San Juan to the east. Google Maps App on your phone has pretty good directions. During traffic, we suggest you give yourself at least 30 minutes extra to get to places.
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