Puerto Rico top 5 beaches
The island of Puerto Rico has it all: a thriving culinary scene led by outstanding homegrown chefs like José Enrique, stunning natural attractions such as El Yunque National Rainforest, and of course, beautiful beaches, each with its own unique qualities.
From long sandy strips of pure natural beauty to a high-rise fringed oceanfront that beckons cruise ships, you’ll find a beach to your liking in Puerto Rico.
Below is a list of the top 5 ten beaches of Puerto Rico taking into account facilities, beauty, popularity, accessibility, activities, atmosphere and panorama.
1. Flamenco Beach, Culebra: Located in the small Culebra Island, surrounded by green mountains and palm trees and adorned with beautiful coral reefs; also, it has a camping area, bathrooms, kiosks, and lifeguards. It is definitely the most beautiful beach in Puerto Rico and one of the most beautiful in the world.
2. Zoni Beach, Culebra: A wide and long living canvas with dazzling shades of blues and views of the archipelago of Culebra and the islands of St. Thomas and Tortola. Contrary to Flamenco, Zoni has no amenities, so you should pack some snacks and beverages with you if you’re planning to spend a whole day there. You should be on the lookout for turtle nesting sites, since Zoni is home to nesting areas for Leatherback and Hawksbill turtles.
3. Icacos Island, Fajardo: It has a cool deserted-island vibe. Be sure to bring your own gear, since there are no facilities, umbrellas, food or other beach amenities. Go to this beach if you are looking for a great place to swim and snorkel.
4. Luquillo Beach: Many people consider this one of the best beaches of Puerto Rico. It is a crescent of fine sand, with lots of mature palm trees for shade and a great variety of aquatic activities like: swimming, jet skiing, snorkeling, kayaking and wind surfing. There are many facilities and camping is allowed on the grassy area.
5. Bahia Beach: It’s the ideal setting for a resort. Adventure-seekers can try their hands at water-skiing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. On land, they can set out to see famous sites such as El Yunque National Rainforest and the Fajardo Bioluminescent Bay.