municipality of Puerto Rico

Boats moored off San Jacinto, opposite Copamarina Beach

Guánica is a coastal town in the Porta del Sol region of Puerto Rico.

Get inEdit

Guánica is on Highway 116, between San Germán and Ponce.

Get aroundEdit

You pretty much need your own wheels to explore the area around Guánica.



Manglillo Beach

The main reason to visit Guanica is the beaches. Take Route 333 south from the town to reach them. Caña Gorda Beach is the only one with facilities, but it's only open Tue-Sun.

From San Jacinto, just past Copamarina, you can also hop on a ferry excursion to Gilligan's Island (aka Cayo Caña Gorda), an undeveloped piece of paradise with white sandy beaches, snorkeling and mangroves.



San Jacinto
  • San Jacinto, Road 333. Daily. Your basic beachfront shack, serving up cold Medallas and simple dishes of fish and chicken. Tiny beach with hammocks, great ocean views and sea breezes, and the ferry to Gilligan's Island departs from here.



  • Copamarina Beach Resort, Road 333 Km 6.5, Cana Gorda, +1-787-821-0505. The only full-fledged beach resort in this neck of the woods. From $175/215 in low/high season.
  • Mimi's Guest House Road 333 Km 7 El Pitirre 787 366 2781 [1] [dead link] Tropical Funky Guest House Accommodations in the heart of the Guanica Dry Forest From $90 - $160

Go nextEdit

  • Parguera — seafood and more beach, 15 km to the west

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