Most of Puerto Rico’s beaches are stunning, but Boquerón is among the best. Located on the southwestern tip of the Island, in the little town of Cabo Rojo, this blue flag beach is perfect!
The surf is almost nonexistent. Just a little ripple, about a couple of inches high, will tickle your feet as you walk into the crystal-clear water. It’s not to shallow and not too deep, not too cold and not too warm… It’s just perfect.
Boquerón has been designated a Blue Flag Beach, which means that it’s one of only nine beaches in Puerto Rico to hold this prestigious designation. The Blue Flag eco-label has been awarded to 3850 beaches and marinas in 46 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean. It’s a testament to quality, cleanliness and ecological preservation.
Boquerón is a public beach, which means that it can get quite crowded on weekends. Especially if it’s a long weekend in which Friday or Monday is a holiday. However, you can usually have the place all to yourself during weekdays, when locals are at there jobs.
Parking is $4.00 per vehicle for the entire day. There are showers, lifeguards and a special ramp for handicapped visitors. Make sure to save your parking ticket because you will need to hand it in before you are allowed to exit the grounds.