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La Cuidad del Marlin

The best place to practice wind sports in Ceiba is Los Machos Beach, within the Medio Mundo reserve. The bay offers a gorgeous 360-degree view of green hillsides, mountain peaks, islands, and turquoise water. Visitors will like the undeveloped view.

When is the best time to visit Ceiba? When the wind blows from the south.

Ceiba is on the eastern tip of Puerto Rico. When the wind blows from the south, it perfectly enters the bay of Medio Mundo, creating ideal side-shore conditions. Also, when the wind blows from the south, the mountains block the wind on the north coast, making windsurfing on the north coast unfavorable.

Windsurfers can practice foiling, slalom, and freestyle in this location. The huge bay is flat and sandy, and the shoreline is shallow. If you’re practicing foiling, push your equipment out to deeper waters. Get here early to take advantage of the gazebos and set up a nice beach day. This is an optimal location for teaching people or for just getting away from it all, and connecting with nature.

Check out a Video of Playa Los Machos & Medio Mundo

How to Get to Los Machos Beach:

  • From San Juan:
  • Take the Highway 66 until Hwy 3
  • Drive past Rio Grande, Luquillo, and Fajardo
  • Continue on Hwy 3 until the town of Ceiba
  • Turn for Roosevelt Roads
  • Los Machos beach is right before the entrance of Roosevelt Roads
  • google.com/maps/playalosmachos

Frequenty Asked Questions:

Is there parking at Los Machos Beach, and how much does it cost?

The Municipality of Ceiba has graciously provided plenty of free parking at this beach. There is even public access to a boat ramp at no cost.

Is there dangerous rocks and coral?

Los Machos beach has more than a kilometer of sandy beach, making it an ideal learning spot for windsurfers and windfoilers. Boaters should be aware of rock formations close to Isla Piñeiro.

What type of facilities are at Los Machos Beach?

Several gazebos are available, first come, first serve. There is no cost to use the gazebos. A small restaurant serves seafood and soft drinks. A boat ramp with public access is also available. It’s recommended that you bring your own beach chairs and refreshments. Don’t expect to find garbage cans. Plan to take your trash with you.

What types of animals can be found in Ceiba?

Known as the “City of the Marlin,” Ceiba offers the best chance of spotting these beauties. However, they typically are in deeper waters off the coast. There is also a variety of sea birds including pelicans, petrels, and seagulls. Manta rays may frequent the area.

Are there any special points of Interest?

There is an offshore island called Isla Piñeiro. Locals say a wind channel forms between it and the coastline.

Rebecca B
Rebecca B
2019-03-22
Playa Medio Mundo y Daguao Playa Medio Mundo y Daguao una playa para el disfrute familiar. Cerca de la Base Roosevelt Roads. Reserva Natural para la Naturaleza. Puedes acceder por la Playa Los Machos t caminar en dirección a la base.
Rebecca B
Rebecca B
2019-03-20
Playa Medio Mundo y Daguao Excelente playa para disfrutar en familia. Sumamente tranquila. Fácil acceso por la Playa Los Machos, cerca de la Base Roosevelt Roads. La arena blanca, súper calmada. Se puede ver La Isla Municipio de Vieques.
gerymere2017
gerymere2017
2018-11-07
Quiet and beautiful This is a beautiful beach in a secluded area close to the former Roosevelt Roads naval base. Ideal for families and or couples.
Jasmin B
Jasmin B
2017-08-31
Beautiful beach with calm waters My husband and I visited this beach on his birthday. It is very secluded, quiet, shaded and the waters are calm. It is a short walk (5 minutes) from Los Machos Beach where you park your car on the last part of the parking lot. It looks like they just finished building some bathroom facilities at Los Machos Beach plus there are Gazebos and BBQ pits available for reservation. So this beach is very relaxing and secluded while only a short walk away from amenities which is so convenient. There are times of the year where you will find algae along the beach. The water is still beautiful and clear, but in that case we drive to Seven Seas Beach to avoid the algae. Very relaxing beach!
Jorge V
Jorge V
2017-08-15
Playa Medio Mundo Realmente la Playa Medio Mundo es un paraiso escondido. Posee áreas de sombra en toda su costa. El color turquesa de sus aguas es muy bonito. El único detalle es que en ocasiones hay gran cantidas de algas en su orilla. Definitivamente es un un lugar que se debe ir todos los veranos en familia.
maggs1122016
maggs1122016
2017-08-10
Crystaline Waters and White Sands! Away from the hectic busy beaches, you cross through a walkway shaded by a canopy of trees, and there it is, this beautiful crystal clear warm waters, sugar like sand, and shaded areas to unload your belongings and relax. Note that it's close to a mangrove, you don't see it, but you can smell it through the small trek to get there. Also its a reserve protected area son before the dreamlike sands and water there's a foot high sea algae heap that gathers away from the shore. Still it's a very nice, quite and beautiful beach.
Darlene S
Darlene S
2017-06-17
Bueno! El día q fui estaba el cielo nublado y eso influye en cualquier playa. No hay q caminar tanto comparado con otras playas escondidas. La arena es blanca. Vi mucho salgaso en la orilla. Tengo que volver a ir un día con mucho sol.
lizakq
lizakq
2017-05-28
Beautiful beach Once you get pass the seaweed then you can really enjoy how beautiful this beach is. To get to it you have to walk from another beach (los Machos) and pass thru a mangrove swamp but it's so worth it. The sand is almost white and it feels so soft under your feet and the water is so clear and inviting. Not too crowded which is a plus but if you want to get a descent space with shade get there early.
Joel R
Joel R
2017-04-23
Medio Mundo Una playa tranquila y el agua es cristalina cuando está limpia. La mayor parte del tiempo está la orilla llena de algas. Si caminas hasta el final encontraras una poza excelente y cristalina. La caminata es de unos 20 minutos.
milixafigueroa
milixafigueroa
2017-04-15
Días familiar Excelente lugar para pasar un día con la familia, es tranquilo, bonito, limpio y ideal para niños, vi bastante seguridad que eso si es importante. Solo le falta un sitio bueno para picar y comerse alguito, pero algo bonito, decente, moderno y con ambiente familiar.

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