Located at the northwestern coast of Puerto Rico and near to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport(SJU) in Carolina, Crashboat beach is one of the most popular beaches in Puerto Rico for being the beginner-friendly diving spot known for swimming, snorkelling, and surfing. The beach is famous among the locals for its rocky cliffs and piers which are best for jumping.
Situated on a small island of Culebrita beside the East coast, the Tortuga beach is accessible just through boats or water taxis with a limited amount of public amenities. It also has the oldest lighthouses in the Caribbean and trails exploring West beach, Trash Beach and tidal pools. The beach being remotely located has minimal access to facilities in the area.
La Chiva is situated to the southern tip of the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge which is a 20 minutes drive from the Vieques Ferry Terminal and 25 minutes from Antonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport.
The Flamenco beach is the most popular Caribbean island of Culebra covered with white sand and clear turquoise waters accessible by a flight or ferry from Fajardo. The beach being surrounded by majestic hills, palm trees and connected by Culebra National Wildlife Refuge makes it the best beach in Puerto Rico.
The Luquillo beach is located just 40 mins drive away from the east of San Juan and is one of the most famous attractions for enthusiastic snorkelers and surfers. The beach is primarily divided into two parts with one half being lively and lined with food kiosks whereas the other being known for its relaxation and peace.
Ocean Park Beach is a residential suburb area of San Juan comfortably reached by car or bus. The coast is touched by various private residences, seaside restaurants, and hotels but is an uncrowded tourist destination throughout the year.
Isla Verde beach which is also known as the best urban beach in Puerto Rico is one of the nearest destinations to San Juan International Airport. It is also one of the most affordable beaches in Puerto Rico for guided as well as unguided watersports like parasailing, jet skies, kneeboards, and catamarans.
The southside of Vieques lies the beautiful Sun Bay beach which can be travelled through a ferry from Ceiba, local taxi, or taking a flight from Ceiba, Isla Grande, and San Juan. It's one of the most accessible and family-friendly beaches with slow currents favourable for mediocre swimmers.
Playa Sucia is one of the most popular beaches in Cabo Rojo besides the Los Morrillos Lighthouse towards the southern tip of the Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge which is accessible by taking a local taxi or car on rent.
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