Sun Bay


Alternate name:
Balneario Sombe
Good for:
Swimming, snorkeling, paddleboarding, boating, jet-skiing, hanging out on the beach

The Arenamar Cafe serves food and drinks, including a great piña colada, in the building near the western side of the beach. There are bathrooms there as well.
Sand Type/Color:
White Caribbean sand
Water Quality: 
The water at Sun Bay can be gloriously clear, or somewhat milky if it has been stirred up by storms. It's always beautiful though.

This is a southside beach on Route 997, 1/4 mile east of the Green Store in Esperanza.

Sun Bay is a public park administered by the Puerto Rico Dept. of Natural Resources. It is a huge expanse of white sand in a large half moon shape. On the left side, it is a rocky shoreline. In the middle is a very long sandy stretch with a small section of rocks and tidal pools near the center. On the right side, there is a long sand bar out to Cayo de Tierra, a small island which is interesting in its own right.

There are some good spots scattered all along the beach with palm trees and other trees to provide shade.