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- the beaches in Pinones are quite different then famous san Juan beaches- no buoys, no lifeguard- no shower-no parking areas. Some beaches are quite nice, others are rocky. windy and rough waves. so these beaches are not known for swimming.
but hey, this area is known for its food. Here you will find the best Alcapurrias, Bacalaito, and other local foods.
Piñones is the area that surrounds the PR-187 from Carolina to Loíza — a sandy road that is replete with restaurants and chinchorros, bordered by the Piñones State Forest on the south and the Atlantic Ocean on the north
Sundays are the busiest and most interesting days to go to Piñones since most kiosks are open. Locals prefer this area and tourists prefer San Juan. finding parking can be tough on weekends.Written 25 March 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Answer sto all the questions we were originally confused about… To get to the area we put El Faro Los Morrillos de Cabo Rojo in the Waze app. No need to specify to Waze if you want to see the Salt Flats, the lighthouse, Playa Sucia, Playuela, or Puente de Piedra because the one route takes you to all of them. We passed the salt flats first. They weren’t very pink in the morning but later when we left around 1pm they were more pink. Both times of day had clear skies with a few clouds. Then we arrived at the gate that says the hours of the gate opening which says 9am-5pm. Don’t expect them to actually come at 9am. The locals waiting in their cars say it can sometimes be as late as 9:30am but on this day they didn’t come until 9:53am to unlock the gate. Talk about Island time! I wouldn’t walk from the gate because it’s about 1.5 miles and often hot. When they open the gate you drive down dirt roads and yes they get really bad with potholes. I definitely wouldn’t drive a car, it needs to be an SUV or Jeep for the bottom of the vehicle to clear the potholes and huge bumps (4 wheel drive not needed). You’ll soon come to the parking lot where you can see the lighthouse just in front. Instead of parking there, we continued on down the road (there’s only one way to go and it’s towards the left), more bumps, and then you get to a second yellow gate. This is where you park for the beach. The beach is Playuela but some call it Playa Sucia- it’s not at all “dirty” it’s just named that by non-locals because sometimes seaweed washes up. There was some seaweed when we were there but didn’t take away from the beauty of the gorgeous white sands crescent shaped beach in any way. We also went on a day considered windy on the weather app and it was perfectly fine. The beach and waves were all great and the light winds didnt bother us in any way. From here you can swim, explore around, or hang out (there’s lots of great shade trees at the beach if you arrive early to get one for your group to “make camp” for the day). My husband and 14 yr old daughter walked along the left side of the crescent shape (left- when facing the water) rocks for awhile and got some beautiful photos. Then my other teen and I joined them to walk up towards the right side to the lighthouse with the main goal of seeing the view from the cliffs and not necessarily checking out the lighthouse. Of all the photos I took, none were of the lighthouse, they were the views of the beach and the cliffs- breathtaking! In terms of any danger- just like any time on land with a drop off just have common sense and of course keep young kids near. There were people of all ages waking around and checking out the view. There are many dirt paths around the area and you can clearly see where you are going so just pick one. And I wouldn’t even call it hiking, you’re just walking around checking out the beauty. From the beach up to the lighthouse is just 5 min and then passed the lighthouse to Puente de Piedra is maybe 7-10 more minutes. But really you’re not paying attention to time, you’re too busy enjoying the scenery! If you can’t find Puente de piedra then just put it in Google Maps and click on the walking figure and it will show you a walking path that leads you right over. We didn’t walk over the natural bridge- just didn’t seem wise. There’s a quick way to get down to the beachy area below that just takes a minute or two and is easier than it may look at first. Then just retrace your steps back to the beach. We had a great time and got some amazing photos. Definitely go if you’re not sure… it’s not complicated in any way like some reviews may seem.Written 8 April 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- -offered us a cooler and beach umbrella because we didn't have any
-gave us reccs for snorkel spot (and took us to deeper water to snorkel)
-offered us rides same day we called
-gave us food reccs
-advised us on parking
-offered us life vests
-we thought this man was so good we would pay his fare again in a heartbeat (absolutely worth his fare, if not more)Written 10 March 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Combate beach is one of the best 5 beaches in all of P.R. The clear and calm waters make it an ideal place to relax. The west coast has Playa Sucia, Combate beach and Buye beach that make a fantastic trio.Written 19 February 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We visited these therapeutic hot springs in early December after traveling the island for several days. The facility was well maintained and the recent renovations were very lovely. Great changing facilities and a nice gift shop. Super affordable place to relax.
I would suggest going outside peak sun hours. perhaps early morning, evening, or a rainy day? We went in the heat of the afternoon and the water was hot! Some of us loved it and it helped heal some aches and pains. You can bring in a water bottle but they also have tasty drinks for sale.Written 19 February 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This is the best beach I have ever visited! Blue water, white sand, tanks to explore, and awesome beach side cuisine at the kiosko.Written 5 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We went on a full moon. Not recommended, much better when is fully dark! Somebody told us it is great on a rainy day, the rain drops light up the water.Written 18 April 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We found this beach by accident but really enjoyed it. Take your snorkel and go out to the bouy. It's marking a hidden gem of fish a wildlife. An easy swim from the shoreWritten 19 April 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- I'm glad I can leave a review on this without penalizing our tour operator. They did a great job and it was a lot of fun only because I knew the deal going in - the deal being the whole BioBay in Fajardo is a hoax nowadays. It hasn't glowed much in probably a decade.
You can see a little twinkling if you do just the right things and use the tarps they provide, but you are not going to see any glowing in the water. Even if it were possible, we had a moonless night and the amount of light coming from the lagoon shore makes it feel like a full moon. It was ridiculous.
You will have to wade into the water to access your kayak. And your tour operator will likely not operate any sort of "lockers" for your valuables. They will provide a box to throw your car keys into and tell you to leave phones and wallets in your car. In a deserted park. In a Puerto Rican town. So maybe bring a ziploc and put your phone and wallet in your underwear like I did.
The canal to the lagoon can be tight and if people in your group do not have any kayaking experience it will at first be hilarious...and then it will get pretty annoying when they keep spinning in circles blocking the whole path for everyone. And then the other tour trying to *leave* the lagoon will crash into them and it will be chaos.
Our tour lasted about an hour and change. That was a good amount of time. In total you kayak maybe four miles, which is not as much as it sounds.
Reviews online suggested the later tour was better because it would be darker. I disagree. Since there is no actual glowing in the lagoon, it would have been nice to be able to see more than the glowing light hanging behind the kayak in front of us on the way through that canal - there are mangrove roots hanging down over the canal and you can easily take one in the face. With the earlier tour it would be dusk going in, dark coming out which would have been better than dark in, dark out.
All told, I really liked the nighttime kayaking experience itself and this was a very memorable thing to do. Just don't expect a bioluminescent show.Written 12 October 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Our Tour Guide Luis is a pleasant funny and knowledgeable gentleman. He knew so much about the Rain forest and the island. He made our travel time seem short as he gave us a history lesson on various places; He is a great asset to the Tourism Industry.Written 13 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Isla Caja de Muertos in Ponce is a beautiful beach to enjoy. There is a short ride to the Island, but the sand and the water is the best in the south side of the Island. Very safe to swim or snorkeling. It could get a little crowded during holidays.Written 13 March 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We enjoyed this beach very much. The waves were great and not too strong. My husband and 11 year old son body surfed most of the day. The beach sand was nice and no rocks. Our belongings felt safe on the beach when we were swimming. After swimming we walked to Tamboo and had drinks and a nice meal.Written 28 March 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Beautiful beach. Water is calm and temperature is perfect. Food trucks offer good lunch options. Pretty packed w locals and tourists.Written 10 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- After putting in your hard hat and receiving your flashlight, this spectacular experience begins with a hike up the mountainside, so bring comfortable footwear. Once you arrive at the cave you can wit your turn and swing from the trees with a rope; much fun. As you climb down into the cave; watch your footing. You begin to follow a trail inside a dark cave where you will hear strange sounds of the friendly inhabitants that live there; harmless. Once you arrive to the cave’s opening, you will be in awe of nature’s glorious mountains in Utuado. Enjoy the moment! There is parking and refreshments at the gas station area next to the cave’s entry. After your visit continue on route 10 oeste (south) and north enjoy your visit into the plaza square of UtuadoWritten 1 September 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Frequently Asked Questions about Puerto Rico
- The best day trips from Puerto Rico according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine, and Shopping with Transport
- El Yunque Natural Waterslide & Rainforest Hiking with Transportation
- All Inclusive Beach & Snorkel Boat Tour to Icacos Island (8:30am - 1:00pm)
- El Yunque Rainforest Off the Beaten Path and Bio Bay Kayaking Combo Tour
- All day Beach & Fun Experience by Catamaran