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Shacks Beach

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Shacks Beach

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Our experience is really special because of the ecosystem of the lagoon. It is very common to come across manatees that feed on seagrass and that live in harmony with so many other marine species that live there. The lagoon is an important natural reserve that is protected for study and conservation as it is part of the San Juan Bay estuary. It also has a community of natural and artificial reefs that make the experience even richer. The flora, the mangroves, the landscape and how the species live in their natural ecosystem is an experience added to the sport to be performed in the lagoon. These conservation efforts seek to educate and increase knowledge for their conservation and the enjoyment of these beauties. The best thing is that it is centrally located at the entrance to San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico and the historic center that is the largest tourist attraction on the island.
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Sonja S wrote a review Jan 2020
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota103 contributions43 helpful votes
We went because it was suggested as the best swimming beach in the area. The waves aren't bad, but the rocks right past the shoreline made swimming difficult for my kids. They mostly just played in the sand. There is free parking on a lot right at the entrance, which was really nice. No facilities of any kind - bathrooms, restaurants etc. Jobos beach is better unless you want to snorkel (we didn't have snorkel gear).
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Date of experience: January 2020
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nottoohappy2016 wrote a review Nov 2019
Isabela, Puerto Rico150 contributions51 helpful votes
This is by far the best place to snorkel on the west coast. The blue hole is filled with amazing marine life and everything about this place is just beautiful!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Carolyn P wrote a review Sep 2019
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So before we moved to Puerto Rico full-time we would vacation here. Shack’s beach is so amazing. Crystal clear waters, excellent diving, some of the most beautiful scenery and whales in the winter time!! We would always make a point to stay at one of the houses within the Villa Tropical family of rentable condos. They are right on the beach and so the view is perfect. Now that we live here we have friends vacation ALOT LOL they always stay at Villa Tropical and they always park themselves right on Shacks beach! In the winter time if you dive, definitely sit still for a moment and you will hear the whales under the water. It is a can’t miss experience!!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Félix C wrote a review Jun 2019
San Antonio, Texas218 contributions193 helpful votes
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The beach is quiet and rocky, but has several sandy entrances. Once inside the water you will only witness some of the best preserved reefs to snorkel and or dive since the famous "Blue Hole" is also in this area. No boats needed! Just walk your way into the reef. This is the perfect spot for anyone from a beginner to advance snorkeler. Just make sure you make it into the water before the wind and waves kick in.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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_ponchoball wrote a review Jun 2019
Farmington, Utah19 contributions31 helpful votes
The beach is not the typical beach. There lots f rock formations that will cut your feet. The area also has a huge sea urchin population. So watch where you walk if barefooted. Luckily the water is like a bathtub. Lots of good snorkeling out to the reef. Depth of water ranges from 2-15 ft. At the reef. If the waves are small venture over the reef and look into the blue hole. Popular for diving as the reef is filled with caves and caverns that you can dive through. If you go another 50 Yards out and past reef the ocean comes alive. Lots of plant life, coral, and sea life. The caves actually can be transited via caves on the sea floor. Just be careful when waves are present. Oh... parking is up the road unless staying at villa tropical. Do not park on the little road of about 300 yards that leads to the beach. They do tow and ticket though not often.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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