Cabo Rojo is known by Puerto Ricans as one of the most family-friendly beach destinations on the island. Cabo Rojo is situated right on the southwest corner of the island, blessing this town with miles and miles of beaches on the Caribbean Sea. During the summer months, families from all over the island flock here to enjoy a budget-friendly beach vacation. The little town of Boqueron is one the most popular seaside village in Puerto Rico and offers one of the most beloved family beaches with authentic Puerto Rican nightlife along the beautiful bay of Boqueron.
While the beaches of San Juan offer the amenities and resort experience that tourists love, Cabo Rojo offers travelers a more authentic Puerto Rican beach experience. Most of the beaches in Cabo Rojo have calm waters. During the winter months when all the kids are in school, the beaches are very quiet during the weekdays with few crowds.
Playa La Playuela – “Playa Sucia”
The most scenic beach location on the main island of Puerto Rico. This beach has won Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice for 3 years in a row as one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. La Playuela / Playa Sucia is a tranquil beach cove with playful waves. From your lounge chair marvel to scenic views of Los Morrillos Lighthouse, and limestone cliffs.
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Boqueròn Bay Beach – Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Balneario de Boqueròn is a picturesque beach beautifully framed by hundreds of tall palm trees. This beach is one of the most beloved family-friendly beaches in Puerto Rico. Families from all over the island make it a tradition to visit this attractive beach. The waters are calm making it a great beach for children. Here you can enjoy water sports such as kayaking, jet-skiing tours, water bike rentals, snorkeling tours, and paddleboarding.
El Combate Beach – Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Playa El Combate is one of the local’s favorite beaches with mostly a younger crowd. Take a dive into the turquoise waters from the dock, swim, play beach volleyball, or just relax. Many boats dock at this beach, and the wood pier is a popular spot for afternoon fishing and watching the sunset.
Buyè Beach – Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
If you ask someone about Buyé Beach, you’ll most likely get a sigh of “Ahhh, Buyé”. Playa Buyé is one of the prettiest beaches in the town of Cabo Rojo and certainly one of the best beaches on the west coast. The waters are calm with gentle waves and the colors of the water range from emerald green to jewel turquoise. Depending on the weather conditions, the waters are crystal clear with many shallow spots for small children. The far end to the right is postcard-worthy with palm trees and almond trees in the background, with fewer crowds for a quiet relaxing beach day.
Punta Aguila has the feel of a beach that you can only find in Vieques and Culebra, seclusion, and crystal clear water in beautiful shades of turquoise and emerald green. The coast is undeveloped, and the shore is in its natural state, for an experience the way nature intended. You can get there by parking at the observation tower at the Salt Flats and taking the first hiking trail on the right, you may walk south from the main entrance in Combate.
Punta Pitahaya is a nature area, the waters are shallow, and surrounded by mangrove trees. This beach is not the best for swimming but a nice area for kayaking and we often spot a few families fishing at the shore late afternoon. This is a nice area for enjoying nature and taking a walk on the shore. Just about every time we visit, we see a police patrol coming around to check the area, it is a desolate area, so we recommend you don’t come alone.