The Best Swimming in Puerto Rico

Looking for the best swimming in Puerto Rico? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Puerto Rico. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top swimming spots in and near Puerto Rico

  • Arecibo, Puerto Rico

    Explore La Cueva del Indio (Indian Cave)

    5.0
    La Cueva del Indio is one of the most beautiful places on the island of Puerto Rico – there's nothing quite like witnessing the majesty of a sunset on the cliff, and yet it's still incredible all day long.It takes about five minutes to walk out onto the cliffs. Two movies were filmed on these cli...
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  • Culebra, Puerto Rico

    Explore Culebra Island

    5.0
    At Flamenco Beach, which is always ranked among the top 5 beaches in the world, the water is incredibly blue, and the sand is white and soft. The contrast of colors with the green island behind it is indescribably beautiful. Flamenco is usually pretty busy with people because it's so popular, and...
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  • Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

    Explore Juan Diego Falls

    3.0
    0.1 mi / 80 ft gain
    Juan Diego Falls are a pair of waterfalls that can be accessed by an incredibly short and ignored trail when passing through El Yunque.When driving up the mountain (heading southwest on 191) the trail entrance can be found behind a road barrier on the right hand side of the road at approximately...
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  • Adjuntas, Puerto Rico

    Swim at El Ataud

    0.2 mi / 100 ft gain
    If you're heading out of Adjuntas, take Route 10 N and make a right onto Route 123 N, follow that until you can make a left onto Route 123 S. Go South on Route 123, then turn right onto Route 522 (follow the signs for Parador Sotomeyer). When you get there, go to the left. The road will make seve...
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  • Culebra, Puerto Rico

    Snorkel at Tamarindo Beach

    Navigating to Tamarindo Beach is a simple left off 251 before you get to Flamenco Beach and has a small parking area with a kayak ramp. Usually you can find one or two local businesses offering kayak, mask, fins, and vest rentals here. A publico, or private taxi/van, can give you a ride here for ...
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  • Luquillo, Puerto Rico

    Explore Playa la Pared

    Wake up early for the sunrise on the beach and you won't regret it! Unless of course you hate beautiful sunrises... Parking is easy with a public parking lot right next to the beach entrance, you can't miss it!After you finish enjoying the view, start walking to the right and you will encounter ...
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  • Vieques, Puerto Rico

    Camp at Sun Bay Beach

    Vieques Island is a pleasant one hour ferry ride from Fajardo, Puerto Rico (and budget friendly at only $4 round trip!) Upon arrival at the ferry port in Vieques, hop on one of the waiting cabs and ask for a ride to Sun Bay ($3 per person). You can also arrange for the same cab driver to pick y...
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  • Culebra, Puerto Rico

    Camp at Flamenco Beach

    If camping on a postcard perfect tropical island is on your bucket list, Flamenco Beach is a must.  Take the ferry from the port in Fajardo (40 min drive from San Juan Airport) to Culebra Island.  The cost is $2.25 each way and takes about one hour.  The ferries depart at 9:00 am, 3:00 pm, and 5:...
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  • San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Catch A Sunset at Escambron Beach

    4.0
    I took my first cruise earlier this year and Puerto Rico was one of the stops.  This beautiful beach is only a 33 minute walk from the cruise terminal and you’ll get to see a decent amount of Puerto Rico on the walk.  Check out the murals across the street too! At the beach You are able to snorke...
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