Playa mujeres puerto rico: Poza de las Mujeres Beach — Manati, Puerto Rico

Poza de las Mujeres Beach — Manati, Puerto Rico

Poza de las Mujeres Beach is one of the reasons residents and beach lovers in the know long for days of summer.  Although is a warm year long in Puerto Rico, this is one of the beaches that turns into a dreamy natural pool with the clearest water and beautiful blues we all dream about when we think of a day of bathing and swimming in the Caribbean.  La Poza de las Mujeres Beach is one of the unbeaten paths of Puerto Rico, still sort of a secret gem to tourists and mostly visited by locals who love to get away from the more crowded beaches on summer days. (see below for winter conditions)

The water is so crisp, cool, and clear as a constant flow of water comes in from the open sea into a protected natural pool between land and a coral wall where the color of the water turns from navy blue to aquamarine jewel tones. Here you can forget your cares, float, swim, and do a little snorkeling along the protected side along the rocks.

Beachcombers will enjoy walking along the shore in the search for works of art from the sea, you’ll find a ton of baby seashells, both kids and adults will enjoy the search for the perfect piece to remember your day.

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The beach area right at La Poza de las Mujeres is small, if you long for a more open space, and wish to take a long walk on the beach, just walk east towards Las Palmas Beach.

Las Palmas is not safe for swimming, but nice for lounging and simply taking in the relaxing sights and sounds of the waves.

As the name implies Las Palmas (The Palms) has a lush natural landscape of tall coconut trees on the east end of the beach cove which also leads to the breathtaking pools along the cliffs that fill up beautifully during the winter when the surf comes in higher.

We think you may find it hard to leave La Poza de las Mujeres, you may also take a short hike west to Cueva de Las Golondrinas Beach, another gorgeous beach with a cave that’s accessible during the summer months, so dreamy and postcard worthy.  

From late fall until early spring, La Poza de las Mujeres takes on a different personality captivating a different type of beachgoer than summer.  Those that enjoy lounging, dipping their feet in the water, taking a walk on the beach, and taking in the glorious scene of the roaring ocean will get lost in the sights, sounds, and peace of this scenic location.

What may look like playful waves, can quickly turn into strong waves when the fierce surf suddenly comes in to fill the pool.  If you bring children we strongly advise that you keep your eyes on your children and only allow them to play along the edge with your supervision.  There are no lifeguards on this beach and use at your own risk.

While you may not swim at Poza de las Mujeres during this time, visiting this beach comes with different pleasures…

The scene constantly changes, the pool gets full and empties.  When the water comes in gently… the sounds of the water sound more like a stream, cascading down the rocks.

Then, as a surprise, a roaring rush of the ocean comes in hitting the coral wall and creating quite the spectacle…

that you can watch safety from your lounge chair, enjoying every sight and sound taking away every care and thoughts you may have… so you can focus on these special moments with your loved ones.

The water reaches the shore in bright foamy white contrasting with the rocks and aquamarine water…

the colors are intense…

and so will your bliss if you surrender to the magic of the coast of Puerto Rico.

Facilities / Services / What to Bring

  • Parking – Yes, free off the street.
  • Food – There are no restaurants or food vendors at this beach.  We recommend you stop at a local bakery on the way where you can get nice big sandwiches and pastries, at local inexpensive prices.
  • What to Bring: The sand does feel heavy on your feet, so we advise that you pack light.   A beach bag with sunblock, water bottles, a few snacks is all you need.
  • Trash Disposal – Don’t forget to bring a trash bag so you can pack trash and bring it back with you to dispose of properly.  Please help us keep this treasure clean.

Safety at the Beach

  • Safety in the parking lot – Just as you would in any other vacation destination, don’t leave valuables in your car as s precaution.
  • Safety in the water – There are no lifeguards at this beach.  If you’re swimming, don’t come alone, just in case you need assistance.   Swimming is only recommended during the summer months when the water is calmest.

Getting to La Poza de Las Mujeres is easy, Google Maps provides good directions.  Once you arrive at the location, you may park on the street.  Each time we’ve visited, there are two friendly older men selling cold coconuts filled with its natural refreshing water, so bring some cash to enjoy to hydrate the island way.   

You’ll see a path that leads to Poza de las Mujeres.

To your right, is Las Palmas Beach, you’ll want to walk left.

The first sight you’ll see is the open water of Las Palmas, again, just walk left and you’ll see Poza de Las Mujeres tucked away to your left, right in front of a private residence.  All beaches in Puerto Rico are public and you are welcome to enjoy them. 

Sadly, a property that was damaged probably by Hurricane Maria is still there, for now, is a reminder of how fragile we all are, so enjoy this moment.   

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  • By 3josuer»>Excellent beach with a great view. High waves and wind. I don’t recommend to go with kids. Extraordinary experience. I’ll recommend. 

    Excellent beach with a great view. High waves and wind. I don’t recommend to go with kids. Extraordinary experience. I’ll recommend. 
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  • By Rodfamilia

    Beautifull views and access to Cuevas de las Golondrinas but very windy so sandy. Snorkeling was great! I would still definitely recommend beach if visiting in summer months Jun — Aug. 

    html»>Beautifull views and access to Cuevas de las Golondrinas but very windy so sandy. Snorkeling was great! I would still definitely recommend beach if visiting in summer months Jun — Aug. 
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  • By cvilchezz

    Virgin beach with no businesses on the sand. Vitamin sea at its purest degree! Enjoyed it with my hubby and baby. A short hike from street where an older gentleman takes care of your car for a tip… 

    Virgin beach with no businesses on the sand. Vitamin sea at its purest degree! Enjoyed it with my hubby and baby. A short hike from street where an older gentleman takes care of your car for a tip… 
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  • By lor»>beautiful beach with a really unique abandoned structure on it if you’re interested in that type of thing. only downside is we couldn’t swim because it was horribly windy but an amazing spot to relax with great views.


  • By Jeffrey Medina

    Poza de las Mujeres is a beach that belongs to the Hacienda la Esperanza nature reserve in Manatí. It bears that name because in the 1600s to 1700s, when Puerto Rico was a colony of Spain, only high society women bathed in it. The beach is hidden among a mangrove and to get to it you have to go through a slightly swampy path. Its waters are crystal clear and the sand very soft.
    The beach has a rock formation which prevents the waves from crashing. It is a very beautiful landscape, which is why it has been considered one of the best beaches in Puerto Rico.
    The beach is separated by a body of sand from Las Palmas, a beach much visited by surfers. Therefore, the necessary precautions must be taken since the waves are strong at times.
    Pozo de las Mujeres Beach is really very pretty and beautiful. This beach is perfect for snorkeling during the summer months. The best water conditions can be seen from late spring to early fall. The water is more beautiful and calm during the summer months. Nearby you can visit the Cueva de las Golondrinas beach.


  • By Karlos Kolon

    The Poza, which is the small area to the left surrounded by rocks, is amazing and a great place to relax and get in the water as the rocks surrounding protect it from getting rough. Great place to spend a day at a relatively remote beach. It is beautiful. Dont leave valuables in the car and come early. Give a few bucks to the old man at the road and he will watch your car.
    Tourists or visitors be wary of the ocean area here along the rest of the coast to the right of the poza. This is not a beach, and the rest of the coast is ocean, with extreme strong rip tide currents and unpredictable swells and conditions. Even on a beautiful bright sunny day, people drown. The shoreline is extremely deceiving. Look at the forecast and stay within the Poza area to the left towards the rock pool.


  • By Lauren Vaughan

    Beautiful beach with calm water in the cove. The beach was not busy on a Sunday in May. No amenities. Free parking on road. Hay pinchos y agua. Warning- there are biting fish. They seem to target male nipples, so wear a shirt. It happened to three people when we visited.


  • By Joe Qian

    Protected by the stones, this beach was super comfortable swim in with clean and calm warm waters. A bit out of the way but it adds to the charm. Don’t miss the sunset and would bring items for a picnic.


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  • 9,000 tourists, and yet the resort on the island of Mujeres retains much of the unique atmosphere of a sleepy fishing village, and the prices here are lower than in Cancun. The length of the island is only 8 km, the width is 2 km, but exotic animals are found here. The climate of the island is tropical, the sea is turquoise-blue and warm all year round. There is something for the whole family to do here; regular ferry service to the mainland makes the island an excellent base from which to explore the Riviera Maya. There are areas where you can snorkel; the best beaches are located in the south of the west coast. At the northern tip of the island are the ferry pier, the city and the most popular beach — Kokoteros (Playa Cocoteros) , also known as Norte (Playa Norte) and Nauti Beach (Nautibeach) . In the narrow streets of the town you are unlikely to get lost; the main square doubles as basketball court (located just behind the docks) . There are good restaurants.


    The sandy beaches of the west coast of Isla Mujeres are the most popular — the sea is calm, everything is well equipped and, despite this, not too crowded compared to Cancun. The windward side is less developed, there is a high surf here. Playa Norte, North Beach, is the most popular beach on the island and is located within walking distance from the town. Kayaks, masks and fins, sun loungers and beach umbrellas can all be rented here and spend blissful hours sipping a cocktail on the thatched canopy. Paradise Beach, Playa Paraiso (Playa Paraiso) and Boatmen’s Beach, Playa Lancheros (Playa Lancheros) on the southeast coast of the island are ideal for relaxing swims in crystal clear waters. Indian Beach, Playa Indios (Playa lndios) is an exclusive beach famous for its «pools» with sharks: you can swim with a shark under the supervision of an instructor.

    Things to see and do

    El Garrafon Natural Reef Park

    At the southern tip of Isla Mujeres is the El Garrafon National Park, where you can choose from a variety of exotic sea and land activities. At sea, you can explore the seabed with snuba (same as scuba diving, but air tanks are on a raft drifting next to you) and «sea track» (walking on the seabed in a special helmet) . You can rent a mask or a kayak with a transparent bottom. On land, entertainment such as zip-lining is available (downhill along a stretched oblique cable; you put on a helmet, sit in a belt saddle, a carabiner is attached to this “harness”, the second end of which clings to an inclined cable, and, like a flying squirrel, rapidly rushing to the foot of the mountain) , climb to the observation tower, as well as eateries and a restaurant. In the afternoon, the park becomes crowded — sightseers from Cancun arrive.

    Garrafon-Punta Sur, km 6. Tel: 998-849-49-50.

    Hacienda Mundaca

    This hacienda, surrounded by a wonderful garden, was built by Mundas, a famous pirate and slave trader, for the woman he loved — alas, not mutually. It was a local girl, and she preferred a simple young man to an old cruel, albeit wealthy corsair. Her refusal plunged Mundas into madness, and he died alone in distant Mérida; in the cemetery of the island of Mujeres, you can see his tombstone with an engraved skull and bones. The hacienda and the garden have been restored, there is now a zoo, where snakes, birds, monkeys and a big cat who has come from nowhere live. nine0005

    East on Avenida Rueda Medina, near Playa Lancheros.

    Laguna Maca

    This is a mysterious lagoon where, according to popular belief, bloodthirsty pirates hid, lying in wait for Spanish ships.

    Avenida Rueda Medina, about 3 km south of the city.

    Turtle Farm

    Giant sea turtles have nested and bred here for centuries. Previously, they were exterminated for meat, eggs were dug out of the sand and also eaten. Now here is a real turtle paradise, where reptiles continue to lay their eggs in soft sand from May to September. Today, turtles are protected by the state, and their ovipositors are fenced off so that the eggs are not harmed; hatched turtles will be placed in special cuvettes, where they grow up, and only then released into the wild. A visit to a farm is an unforgettable experience. nine0005

    Carretera Sac-Bajo, Laguna Macah. Tel.: 998-877-05-95. 9.00-17.00 daily.



    North of Isla Mujeres is the tiny island of Contoy (Isla Contoy) ; its length is 8 km, and the maximum width is only 20 m. More than 70 species of birds live here, including brown pelicans, pink spoonbills, herons, kingfishers, cormorants. In April, flocks of flamingos fly here. June, July and August are the best months to watch turtles bury their eggs in the sand at night. The island can be reached in 45 minutes by boat from Isla Mujeres, but the number of tourists is limited, so book a tour in advance. We recommend doing this through the travel agency Contoy Express Tours (Tel.: 998-877-13-67) . Birdwatching is also possible on the mainland at the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve, a large park with over 330 species of birds.

    Mayan ruins

    Temple ruins of Ixchel (Ix-Chel) , goddess of the moon, moonlight and rainbow in the Mayan pantheon, can be seen at the southern tip of Isla Mujeres; however, due to the fact that the temple stood on a high cliff above the sea, it was badly damaged by hurricanes, and now the best thing to see here is the seascape. On the mainland coast is the settlement of Tulum, which left a mark on history. You can also visit the picturesque ruins of the Mayan city of Chichen Itza and explore them in one day; however, you can book a two-day tour. We recommend the travel agency Viajes Prisma (Avenida Rueda Medina, 9C; Tel: 998-877-09-38) .


    On Isla Mujeres, loud music will not disturb your sleep. There are many cute bistros, beach bars where you can get away from worries, and unpretentious clubs with good music and a friendly atmosphere. Playa Sol is the best beach bar for sunset cocktails and live music (Playa Norte) . Also on Playa Norte you will find Na Balam, a bar at the hotel — crowds of tourists flock here during happy hours from 17.00 to 20.00 and have fun until midnight; live music is played on weekends. At Bar Ot you can quench your thirst with beer and listen to jazz, reggae and latino (Calle Matamoros) . The La Pena bar has a rooftop terrace; there, late in the evening, numerous vacationers gather to dance and play a game of pool (Avenida Guerrero, opposite Church Square) .

    If you want to drink a good Margarita after midnight, head to La Adelita — there are more than 100 varieties of tequila (Avenida Hidalgo, 12A) . Las Palapas Chimbos is a beachfront restaurant with live music every evening after 21.00. nine0005


    The island of Mujeres has about the same selection of local crafts, clothes and jewelry as the tourist shops on the mainland, but they are cheaper here. You will see on the shelves all the same T-shirts, but without the inscriptions «Cancun», «Cozumel» and even «Isla Mujeres». Lots of souvenir shops around the docks; there is a supermarket in the eastern part of the city. Visit Artesanias Arco Iris (Avenida Hidalgo and Juarez) if you want to shop for silverware, gemstones or handicraft items like intricately patterned quilts. De Corazon (Avenida Abasolo, between Hidalgo and Guerrero) is a small boutique selling locally made cosmetics, jewellery, scented candles and embroidery. For snorkeling gear, stop by Bahia Dive Shop (Avenida Rueda Medina, 166) and for Cuban cigars, Tobacco & Co (Avenida Hidalgo, 14, Plaza Rocateliz) . Isla Mujeres is known for its high quality gemstones, which can be bought here unset and even uncut. Go to Rachet & Rose (Avenida Morelos, and Juarez) .

    See also: Sian Kaan Nature Reserve, Malta, Singapore, Sukhum, Baden-Baden, Cheops Pyramid, Ha’apai Islands already wrote. Today I will write about other towns / villages in the South of Gran Canaria. About all those west of Maspalomas, from Pasito Blanco to Puerto de Mogan.
    In two months we traveled almost all of them. You can travel on them even without a car. On the seaside road there is a leisurely bus number 1, which goes almost half a day from Las Palmas to Puerto de Mogan and stops at each pillar. Of course, there is nothing historical in these towns — this is a tourist area. nine0133 Let’s start in order. It turned out somehow long and there are too many photographs, so made a small table of contents:
    Pasito Blanco
    Playa Muheeres
    Puerto Rico
    Puerto de Mogan

  • Blanco
    9000 9, from Maspalomas by the territory of the golf club Meloneras.

    It can be reached on foot only along the path along the sea. The path even at low tide looks pretty dumb. I suspect that in the morning, when the water is high, it’s impossible to pass here at all:

    The main plus of Pasito Blanco (well, or minus, it’s up to you) — it’s very quiet here. Very, very quiet, especially compared to neighboring Maspalomas.

    There is a vast “marina” here, there are a lot of yachts. I know that our friend took a fishing excursion in Gran Canaria, and his boat departed from here.

    There are two beaches in the village, one to the east of the port, the other to the west.
    The place is quite respectable and not cheap. This is most likely due to the fact that there is a yacht club and a nearby golf course. nine0005

    The photo below:

    shows that the girls are not dressed quite like summer. During the holidays, our attitude to air temperature and clothing changed rapidly. Upon arrival, we immediately undressed and walked only in T-shirts and shorts, however, after living a little on the island, very soon we began to dress (and even more so to dress the children) more like the locals: sweaters, trousers and socks. At the same time, the temperature that day was probably a little over 20 degrees.
    The sensations of what is warm and what is cool are simply changing. 20 degrees of heat no longer seem like heat, as it was in the first days of moving from winter to summer. nine0005

    Playa Mujeres

    The next stop for bus number 1 outside Pasito Blanco is called La Presilla. The people, both local and vacationers, actively use public transport in the south of the island.

    This wild beach is rare on the south coast.

    As the name suggests, this is a nude beach for women. But this is not at all the case, although naked women are present. The main feature of the beach is that it is full of dogs. The fact is that dogs are not allowed on the public beaches of Gran Canaria, but here, on Playa Mujeres, you can. My youngest daughter loves dogs:

    Pictured above is Maya and her familiar dog, Manyana.
    In general, there is expanse for dogs and dog lovers, and if you don’t like dogs or, God forbid, you are afraid, then you definitely don’t come here.
    In addition to dogs, there are all sorts of “informal” personalities here. In the rocks near the beach there are not only caves, but grottoes where people live. Such «hippies» of the 2010s. Of course, they are no longer hippies, but the essence is about the same. For example, we met there a guy from Hungary who makes and plays Australian Aborigine wind instruments. Well, I’ll tell you this is serious music of real aborigines. I think the Guanches would like it. The instrument is called the Didgeridoo. Here listen! nine0005

    Says this is the best music to get into a trance. This dude lives from the fact that he makes these tools for sale. One such «fool» Australian (they are 3-4 meters long) costs 2000-3000 euros. It is made from a single tree trunk, this is important for the right sound. On Playa Mujeres, if you’re lucky, you can listen to a real Didgeridoo.

    Argueneguin, to be honest, my favorite village from all that are described in this post. It is not very touristy, as far as it is, of course, possible in the south of Gran Canaria. nine0005

    Apart from the big marina:

    There is a fishing port here. The port smells like it should smell in a place where a lot of fish are caught. Ships are also built here. It’s beautiful:

    There are several inexpensive and very tasty fish restaurants along the waterfront along the port.
    And, of course, there is a beach here.

    But still, Arguenegin is some more “real” village than the others. There is some life here besides tourism. nine0005

    But Anfi, on the contrary, is the most touristic village. We drove here after looking at the photos of palm trees and the beach — like “tropical paradise”. There are many hotels in Anfi, there is no free parking anywhere, but there is a beach with palm trees:

    To be more precise, this is not a lot of hotels, but two huge beach “club” complexes. Access to these «club» beaches is free, but you are here all the time as if inside someone else’s hotel. In Anfi, Russian was repeatedly heard. The only plus of this place is that it is really quite green here. nine0005

    And so, there is absolutely nothing to do here.

    Puerto Rico
    All the villages of the south of Gran Canaria lie in narrow river valleys that descend from the mountains to the sea. Almost all rivers “function” only in spring, and the rest of the time they are dry.
    Puerto Rico has outgrown its valley, and the white houses of the village are climbing higher and higher up the slope.

    They say that there are big problems with the sewerage system, due to the increase in the number of houses, the old networks cannot cope. I don’t know if this is true. But the village has really grown, and real estate prices here are among the lowest on the coast. nine0005

    In the center of Puerto Rico, a nice little marina and beach.

    For children there is an Angry Birds park, the Finns got here too!

    Playa de Amadores

    From Puerto Rico there is a surprisingly pleasant promenade, laid in the rock above the ocean.

    A little more than a kilometer long path will take you to one of the best beaches for children on the island — Playa de Amadores.

    There are no waves here because powerful breakwaters have been built. Imported white sand. Huge free parking lots, but it’s better to arrive early, on a bad day by 12 noon you can no longer find a free place (only paid ones remain). Large playground. Lots of restaurants and Indian shops that sell everything in the world. In one of the shops, Maya grabbed a lemur, and did not leave until we bought it. nine0005

    Sun beds are expensive: 2 sunbeds + umbrella = 12 euros. After five, you can already sit on them for free. In general, this is a place where real vacationers spend their holidays.

    Here in our guide geographically there should also be Playa del Cura and Taurito. But to be honest, I don’t know anything about them. Passed by in a car, but never stopped. (UPD from 2019. Now there is a report about them:
    And the last village on the south coast Puerto de Mogan.

    This village is the most beautiful. «Venice» of the Canary Islands 🙂 The local «steering wheel» is not completely dry, and there is a small «river» here:

    In Puerto de Mogan, near the port, there is a piece of the «old town». They built a small and cute district with white houses and flowers.

    It’s terribly nice and Canarian. If you want to spend your holidays in these white houses, then it is better to book rooms a year in advance. They are popular:

    And expensive ones.
    The local beach is not the greatest advantage of the city:

    But, of course, it exists.

    Puerto de Mogan is sandwiched between the rocks of the valley through which this river flows. I left the girls on the beach and went running. But it turned out that there is no way out of their city 🙂 On the one hand, there is a sheer cliff. I tried to walk along the sea, where a promising path starts from the port, but it ends in a dead end:

    On the other side, the road goes along a rocky cliff.

    And if you try to get out of the city into the interior of the island, you run into a freeway without a footpath. While I was trying to find some kind of “exit” from the city for pedestrians, I came across such a charming building of a local school.

    On the slope of one of the mountains that “lock” the city, there is another “district”, reminiscent of the old city with narrow streets.

    If you walk along it, you can get to its very top, and there is a small observation deck from where you can see the following view of the town:

    That’s all about Gran Canaria for now, but the continuation will definitely follow.

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