La Playuela
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Calm Waters, Clear Skies
This is the beautiful beach of Playuela (also known as Playa Sucia). Located near Cabo Rojo and down the hillside of the lighthouse, this beach is one of the most pristine and gorgeous beaches of Puerto Rico. This is where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea. The best times to visit are weekends during the fall and winter. Tucked back behind the sands are cleared out pockets of shade under the almond trees. Set up your chairs and keep your food cool in the shade, then go explore the cut outs and cliffs of this beach. I've seen manatees playing in this bay, and the water is perfectly warm for sunbathing and relaxing. To get here, head toward Combate and take the road to the lighthouse. Once in the nature reserve, work your way left on the road until you reach a barricade. Playuela will be in front of you just a short walk.
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