Puerto Rico

Balneario Cerro Gordo

Balneario Cerro Gordo, located in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, is a popular beach known for its serene atmosphere and captivating natural beauty. Managed by the National Parks Program of Puerto Rico, the beach offers an inviting space for relaxation and recreation, showcasing a blend of natural and modern amenities. The beach is renowned for its clear and shallow waters, with gentle waves that make it an ideal spot for families with young children. It is also a popular spot for snorkeling, with the marine life in the region including sea turtles, octopus, and a variety of tropical fish, corals, and shells. The natural characteristics of Balneario Cerro Gordo are further enhanced by the presence of tree-shaded areas and a nature trail. Visitors can also enjoy the picnic areas, which contribute to the beach's friendly atmosphere. The beach is not overly crowded and attracts a mix of both locals and tourists. The camping area at Balneario Cerro Gordo is a significant feature of the beach, with the capacity to accommodate up to 95 tents. Visitors planning to camp must make reservations in advance through the National Park's program. The camping area is equipped with amenities including showers, bathrooms, and green areas. Food and drink kiosks are also available, although visitors are advised to bring their own provisions as the quality and availability of food can vary. Parking facilities are available for visitors, with a large parking lot on site. An entrance fee is charged per vehicle. However, it is important to note that some facilities, such as the bathrooms, have been reported as being poorly maintained and often lack essential supplies like toilet paper. Balneario Cerro Gordo is easily accessible, making it a convenient destination for beach lovers. Despite some areas for improvement, the beach continues to be a popular choice for its natural beauty, range of activities, and the amenities it offers.

What to do at Balneario Cerro Gordo?


Balneario Cerro Gordo amenities include parking, toilet and shower.


You can enjoy a refreshing drink at one of the bars situated on the beach.


Best restaurants near Balneario Cerro Gordo include Playero Bar & Grill, El Corozo and Sol Y Mar.

Visitor Reviews

Visitor reviews highlight the beach's excellent snorkeling opportunities, with a diverse range of marine life including sea turtles, octopus, and tropical fish. The beach is also praised for its cleanliness, clear water, beautiful scenery, and family-friendly environment. However, visitors complain about the poor condition of the bathrooms, citing a lack of toilet paper and functional toilets.

Where is Balneario Cerro Gordo?

Latitude: 18.4815248 / Longitude: -66.3397361

Balneario Cerro Gordo is located in Puerto Rico. The following map of Balneario Cerro Gordo shows the exact location.

Where to Stay near Balneario Cerro Gordo?

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