Pinones
About
Just a 20-minute drive from the airport, Pinones is a bustling coastal area with amazing scenery, beaches, and food—a great pitstop right after you land or before you leave. Try local Puerto Rican food from the snack shacks and bars that line the streets. Grab your food and head to a nearby beach for a picnic, and then hop on a bike or stroll along the boardwalk. Visit on the weekend, as many of the food kiosks aren’t open on weekdays. Parking can sometimes be a challenge, so opt for public transportation or a private guided tour. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 2-3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Pinones
See what travelers are saying
  • Diana F
    Boston, Massachusetts10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun beach and yummy food!
    Pinones was a great last stop on our Puerto Rico trip. We wanted to take it easy on our final day, so we got to the beach, parked, grabbed some alcapurrias, pastelillos, and bacalaitos and made our way to the beach. There was a sandbar blocking the waves so the water was nice, calm, and so blue! It was easy to rent chairs and umbrellas (20 total for 2 people).
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Tiffany A
    10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning beaches, fantastic food in Piñones
    Great variety of food places and gorgeous beaches! Definitely a little more run down that I expected though. Also the “boardwalk” has taken a beating and is in desperate need of repair. Still worth a visit!!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 17, 2024
  • aislinnov
    Boston, Massachusetts3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great vibes!
    I loved the vibes here! I went on a holiday so it was really packed - I recommend Uber if it is a holiday or weekday because parking is limited. The food options were great, the beaches were beautiful, and it felt like an authentic Puerto Rican experience. Definitely recommend!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 26, 2024
  • Lovevacations12
    Oahu, Hawaii38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best snorkeling from beach
    Definitely worth a visit to this beach if you’re looking for a calm area to snorkel or swim with family and kids. Because of the way the reef creates a swimming pool like area to protect against the rough waters allow for great snorkeling along the reef area as well as swimming. The day we went only 2 food stand was open but was able to try all the local foods for less than $20. Amazing value! You can rent chairs and umbrella. Bring your own snorkeling and enjoy snorkeling from the beach. I tried the Escambron reserve and minus the shower facilities there, would definitely return to Pinones for the beach!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 22, 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles227 reviews
Excellent
121
Very good
63
Average
23
Poor
15
Terrible
5

Diana F
Boston, MA10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Pinones was a great last stop on our Puerto Rico trip. We wanted to take it easy on our final day, so we got to the beach, parked, grabbed some alcapurrias, pastelillos, and bacalaitos and made our way to the beach. There was a sandbar blocking the waves so the water was nice, calm, and so blue! It was easy to rent chairs and umbrellas (20 total for 2 people).
Written July 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

aislinnov
Boston, MA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I loved the vibes here! I went on a holiday so it was really packed - I recommend Uber if it is a holiday or weekday because parking is limited. The food options were great, the beaches were beautiful, and it felt like an authentic Puerto Rican experience. Definitely recommend!
Written February 26, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

SH1976
North Bergen, NJ1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
The town needs to clean this place up. Trash everywhere I thought it would of cleaned up from the time I was there 2yrs ago. But it’s worse and the smell was horrendous.We actually had to run to our car and get away from the beach side. That’s how bad it was

We did drive down and the smell faded and we were able to find a decent restaurant to eat. The food was good.
Written August 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

JusUs2
Virginia131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
Hubby and I spent two wonderful days hanging out in Pinones. We took an Uber from Condado, which was about a 15 minute ride for $8 one way.
The beach is absolutely beautiful! I took so many pics. The food kiosks are yummy and the drinks (we ate at several) were perfect!
Written November 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Lovevacations12
Oahu, HI38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Definitely worth a visit to this beach if you’re looking for a calm area to snorkel or swim with family and kids. Because of the way the reef creates a swimming pool like area to protect against the rough waters allow for great snorkeling along the reef area as well as swimming. The day we went only 2 food stand was open but was able to try all the local foods for less than $20. Amazing value! You can rent chairs and umbrella. Bring your own snorkeling and enjoy snorkeling from the beach. I tried the Escambron reserve and minus the shower facilities there, would definitely return to Pinones for the beach!
Written March 22, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

jehenson81
Washington DC, DC24,906 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
This area of PR is much more rural than Old San Juan and greater San Juan. There are several beaches, lots of restaurants and lush scenery. I wish I had gotten to spend more time there so I could have seen more.
Written November 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Luvinitalways
Nova Scotia, Canada302 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We rented bikes and drove them through Pinones and the scenery is incredible along the boardwalk. On the weekend, the streets are jam packed with people visiting the restaurants that dot the roadway. There are also some reef barriered beaches further along which is great for those with kids.
Written March 5, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

CoffeeFoodAdventures
New Jersey60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Do yourself a favor and take the ride into pinones. If your off season do it on the weekend as most kiosks will be closed.

Bike rental. There is a place called copi the woman is really unfriendly and the bikes suck (lack of better word) but the trail is amazing. Gorgeous views. Bring bug spray. A lot of it. Watch out for the busted parts of the boardwalk.

The area seemed safe at all times I was there and I had no worries. No Uber signals so you do have to walk (a little) out towards San Juan which also was fairly safe (there’s a path) and we stopped at the ocean lab brewery for a beer and a bite before walking the rest of the way into San Juan. Our preference, we enjoyed the walk . You may not if you don’t like long walks.

Beach is beautiful but not swimable IMO a little rough, and no one was in the water.

Food. Lots of fried foods.
Written September 9, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

romadaro
Washington DC, DC1,548 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The beach is beautiful but the ocean here has high waves and a strong current so not recommended for swimming. But, it’s definitely a gathering place for the local community with lots of great vibes, music, fun and food. It’s a great place to see and be seen and I highly recommend stopping by.
Written July 12, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

chrisjw4
Tokyo, Japan107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We stopped here for a few hours before our departing flight and wish we had found it sooner! We didn't even get a chance to explore the boardwalk and food. This might not your typical family beach for playing in the waves, but for our family (kids 4 and 6) it was great. We played in the tide pools which were shallow and clear. We walked along the scenic coast and given the waves mostly crashing on off-shore rocks there was a lot of sea glass and pieces of coral to find. We also found several hermit crabs.

We just found a restaurant on the seashore side and parked in the parking lot. I'm not sure the rules, but it was empty and no signage.
Written February 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 197
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Pinones - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All Puerto Rico HotelsPuerto Rico Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Puerto Rico
All things to do in Puerto Rico
Day Trips in Puerto RicoAmusement Parks in Puerto Rico
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars