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Shacks Beach

Pr-4466, Isabela 00662, Puerto Rico
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Quiet beach, lots of algae, strong current

We went during the 4th of July weekend and it was not that busy. The beach is big enough to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pinchetravels
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Beautiful beach

The varying shades of blue due to the coral reef, are amazing!!! Entry to the water is limited to a... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
bethanne W
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Aston, Pennsylvania
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This beach with its underwater cathedral-like caverns make for a great dive.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“blue hole” (4 reviews)
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Pr-4466, Isabela 00662, Puerto Rico
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"villa tropical"
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"blue hole"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went during the 4th of July weekend and it was not that busy. The beach is big enough to accomodate loads of people and we saw roughly 50 people in total. There is very little shade, so make sure to bring an umbrella and...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

The varying shades of blue due to the coral reef, are amazing!!! Entry to the water is limited to a small stretch of sand in front of Villa Tropical.

Thank bethanne W
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Shacks beach is truly a gem. Very beautiful and by far super quiet and secluded for the most part. Alot ot the steps and paths to it have been destroyed but it's still very accessible.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A great quiet family beach, beautiful and and water, with warm coral pools to explore, but thundering surf makes the water treacherous for more than wading waist deep.

Thank William K
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Shacks is one of my favorite spots in Puerto Rico! We have been to many of the beaches in Northwest PR and Shacks is awesome. The Blue Hole offers a beautiful place in which to snorkel and swim. The long coastline makes for lovely walks...More

2  Thank ABlecha31
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

Swim out about 50 yards and the snorkeling becomes very good especially in the blue hole. The currents can be strong and the topography is rocky If you''re a weak swimmer or need a a helmet crossing the street, Go to Montones or Crashboat Beach.

Thank vega b
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Went to this beach with my three children as I was going horseback riding at Tropical Trail Rides nearby, pretty beach, but not very swimmable.

Thank MARINARATINGSWINNER
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

The west side of the island is COMPLETELY different and HIGHLY recommended. PLEASE get out of San Juan and come see this great beach in Isabla. The locals are very friendly and outgoing. Its quieter, peaceful, and there is wildlife here you can't see anywhere...More

3  Thank Aaron M
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Wow! What a great find due to TripAdvisor! Bit of a walk to get there but my goodness what a surprise. First of all the beach is very beautiful. You can walk in either direction. There is a barrier in the ocean that breaks the...More

2  Thank walter_sch
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

It is quite literally the backyard of some ocean front properties. This gives it a somewhat uncomfortable access, especially if you are carrying large items like coolers or beach chairs. Parking to get to it could be hard to find and the road is somewhat...More

Thank CptNaufragio
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