Playa Sucia / La Playuela, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Playa Sucia / Sucia Beach - Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico  / Porta del Sol / Caribbean

Dramatic scenery, gorgeous water colors, natural bridges, unmatched Caribbean views, sights of the most attractive lighthouse on the island, hidden caves and private beach coves to explore, bird watching, quiet and uncrowded most of the year…. Playa Sucia / La Playuela is a true Caribbean all – inclusive beach escape for beach, nature, lighthouse, and bird watching lovers.

Don’t let the name of this beach fool you (Sucia means dirty), the waters are clean and warm and the sand is white and soft.  The current argument is it’s name.. some people call it La Playuela and some Playa Sucia. At Cabo Rojo we have always known it to be called Playa Sucia, so we will refer to it as such.

Playa Sucia - Sucia Beach - Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico  / Porta del Sol / CaribbeanCome to Playa Sucia and spend lazy days on the sand or be adventurous exploring all the natural attractions and hidden treasures of this place. No oceanfront hotels or service here, the beauty and splendor of this place is the center and only source of attention without the modern day distractions.

Playa Sucia - Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Playa Sucia - Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Family Beach Vacation in Cabo Rojo, Porta del Sol

Relax, Be silly, Escape from it all at Playa Sucia.

Playa Sucia - Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Soft white sands, gentle waves, relaxing blues. During certain times of the year kelp washes up on shore and that’s the reason why it’s been called Playa Sucia.

 You, water, sky, birds singing, breeze blowing, cliffs protecting.

Playa Sucia - Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico / Porta del Sol

Lush natural landscape with many shaded cozy spots for you to choose from for the day.

Birds singing and lush green behind you…

On the opposite side of the lighthouse the Sights of Limestone cliffs with hidden caves and natural bridges will trigger your curiosity, so bring your walking shoes and go for another walk after a refreshing bath. The views are spectacular, a feast to your eyes. Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico / Porta del Sol

A short 10 minute hike and enjoy unmatched 360 degree views of the Caribbean Sea uniting with the Atlantic Ocean, precious rock formations and behind you views of the island’s magnificent Cordillera Central and red tones of Las Salinas (salt flats). Click here for photos tour of Los Morrillos Lighthouse

Faro Los Morrillos, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Getting to Playa Sucia

Getting to Playa Sucia is part of the fun (in my opinion). The way there is an unpaved dirt road and the roads conditions will depend on the rainfall. Some visitors send in complaints about the bad road conditions but we personally feel it only adds to the fun and natural tropical experience, so don’t sweat the small stuff and enjoy the journey. What’s waiting at the end of the road is well worth it.

On the way there you will drive by the observatory tower where you can enjoy gorgeous views of the mountains, Caribbean Sea and a close up of Las Salinas (Salt Flats).

You will pass the Wildlife Refuge,you may notice many types of birds since this area is a protected natural sanctuary. You will also pass a little bridge where there are remnants of an old railroad track which I heard many stories from my father.

From all the beaches in Cabo Rojo this is my favorite. Playa Sucia is not the most popular beach in Cabo Rojo and although is good for us that love this beach, it’s sad not more tourists and visitors get to enjoy this natural amazing attraction. So now you know, when you vacation to Puerto Rico, choose Cabo Rojo and Porta del Sol and enjoy the more natural authentic side of Puerto Rico.

Locals and Puerto Ricans seeking for beach fun in the summers flock to the most popular beaches like El Combate, Buye and Balneario de Boqueron. During the week this beach is usually quiet with very few visitors, on the weekends and Easter week it can get pretty full but still fun and relaxing to be there.

Highlights of Playa Sucia & Visiting Tips

  • Quiet natural setting with magnificent views
  • There are no facilities


  • Bring a cooler with enough drinks and food for your visit
  • Make sure you have a spare tire, the way there can be bumpy

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