Balneario Boquerón

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Just east of town, the Balneario Boquerón ranks among the very finest public beach facilities in Puerto Rico; it’s a terrific place to swim or spend the day lounging. The mile-long arc of sand gets insanely busy on high-season weekends, but it’s still big enough to carve out a relatively quiet space, and the beach area is backed by coconut palms and ample grassy lawns and showers, changing rooms, toilets and picnic tables. Designated as one of only five Blue Flag beaches on the island for its environmental management, water quality and ecology programs, it’s popular with Frisbee-throwing families who come here at weekends. To get there, turn left (heading towards town) off Hwy 101 at the Boquerón Beach Hotel and proceed along a small spur road for a quarter-mile. You can also reach the beach on foot from downtown Boquerón; a small footbridge connects at the end of Calle José de Diego.