Puerto Rico has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Nearly 300 beaches to chose from! There’s something for everyone – turquoise water and palm tree-lined lagoons for swimming and sunbathing; coral reefs for snorkeling and scuba diving; big waves for surfing; wild beaches and “party beaches”; beaches with restaurants and food trucks and secret beaches that are accessible only through a hike in the jungle.
Today, I’m sharing our experience at probably my favorite beach (definitely top 3!) that I visited in Puerto Rico! I’m talking about Survival beach in Aguadilla. Read up on what makes it so special below…
– Survival Beach –
What is it? A picturesque beach that is only accessible by a short hike from Surfer’s Beach. Large boulder formations and caves that you can explore along the shore feel otherworldly, like something out of “Jurassic Park”. Clear turquoise water and white sand that stretches for miles make this a great day excursion from the bustle of more populated beaches.
How to get there? Located on the West Coast of Puerto Rico, it’s about a 2-hour drive from San Juan; ~20-minute drive from Aguadilla; and a 20-minute drive from Playa Jobos.
Drive up and park at Surfer’s Beach. From there, it’s a short hike (~20-30 minutes) to Survival beach. However you can spend a lot more time on the hike as it runs through a few other beaches and rock formations in the water that are breathtaking.
Good for? Day hike adventures and photos. You can also explore the caves along the shore and climb into some caves that are under giant rocks. We did and it was such a cool experience.
Food Options? It’s a wild beach so there are no food options. However, at the end of your hike – make sure to check out the ceviche truck at Surfer’s Beach and try their homemade ceviche and coco rum. After a long hike and relaxing at the beach, it’s the best coco rum that I’ve tried in Puerto Rico!
How crowded? It’s a wild beach only accessible by a hike so it’s not very crowded. However, there were definitely people on the trail that we passed that were heading to explore the beach as well.
– What to Wear at Survival Beach-
Another one-piece suit that I loved! Stylish one-pieces are making a resurgence this summer. I loved the bold red color that stood out against the blue sky, turquoise water and green palms. Buttons up front help with adjusting the neckline – from a more modest look to a plunging V-neck. The choice is all yours, the way it’s supposed to be!