Playa Wilderness


Rough, lonely Playa Wilderness is a favorite with surfers. Off Hwy 107 to the left (west) as you follow the road north from Aguadilla to the Ramey Base, you will see the golf course on your left and a road that heads west through the golf course. Follow this road and pass an old lighthouse ruin to reach the beach.

The small stretch of sand here is often deserted and there are no facilities.

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1. Playa Crash Boat

1.76 MILES

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2. Playa Survival

3.29 MILES

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3. Palacete Los Moreau

7.29 MILES

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4. Bonus Nuclear Power Plant

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5. Parque Pasivo El Faro

10.75 MILES

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6. Punta Higüero Lighthouse

10.76 MILES

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7. Plaza de Recreo

11.3 MILES

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8. Cueva del Viento

13.3 MILES

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