Guanica
Guanica
Guanica
Guanica

Guanica Harbor

Guanica, Puerto Rico
Lat: 17° 58' 46.92''
Lon: -66° 56' 12.83''
Write a Review

Marinas near Guanica Harbor

NameReviewsMax LOAVHFDock DepthGas / DieselLift / CraneWifiAmps
Cana Gorda State Park--------
Boqueron Bay Marina--------

Humid throughout the day and partly cloudy starting later this afternoon, continuing until this evening.

89℉

Lat17° 58' 46.92''

Lon-66° 56' 12.83''

Tide
Low09:26AM0.115ft
High06:59PM0.804ft
SE at 9 knots
Introduction:

The town of Guanica is located on the southern coast of Puerto Rico and is home to around 9,000 permanent residents. One of two towns that share the local harbor (Ensenada is located farther west in Guanica Bay), Guanica is located in the Guanica region of Puerto Rico about 20 miles west of Ponce and 19 miles east of Cabo Rojo.

A secluded and lovely set of islands known locally as Gilligans Island are close by to the southeast (and also covered in our Puerto Rico Overview section). This area requires only a short 4-mile journey, and there is an excellent anchorage near Punta Bellena.


History:

Many people agree that Guanica was the first place that Christopher Columbus landed during his second exploration of the New World in 1943.


Navigating the Water:

The Punta Messa Lighthouse (132 feet high; flashing white every 6 seconds) is located on the east side of the inlet to Guanica Bay and can help lead you in from far offshore. From close in, flashing red “2” is the first marker to pick up on your approach to Guanica. Once you have cleared flashing red “2,” head farther north to intercept flashing green “3” and flashing red “4” northeast of Punta Brea, and then set a course for flashing red “5,” which will put you square in the middle of the inlet to Guanica Bay.

The town of Guanica is located to starboard on entry and there is an anchorage off the town waterfront. In town are many fine restaurants, fish markets, produce stands, and other possibilities for stocking the galley.


Local Notices to Mariners:

See our “Local Notices to Mariners” blog for updates on the latest conditions and advisories for this area.


Helpful Links:

Guide to Guanica

Harbor Reviews


No reviews yet! Be the first to write a review of Guanica.

Nearby Attractions

El Turpial
Visit
El Turpial
Visit
Gilligan's Island (Cayo Aurora)
Visit
El Quisqueyano
Visit
Parada 116
Visit
Las Pardas
Visit
Mud Splash Adventures
Visit
La Bodega
Visit
Ovnipuerto De Lajas
Visit
Southern Medical Center Yauco
Visit
Simon's Boat
Visit
El Tumbao
Visit
Fogon Boriquen
Visit
Fuig Comunidad
Visit
Tapas & Beers
Visit
Embarcadero # 5 Playa Santa
Visit
El Ancla Flotante
Visit
almodovar service station
Visit
Reef Creative & Caribbean Cuisine
Visit
Taller Alexis
Visit
Biblioteca Pública de Ensenada
Visit
Hotel Parador Guanica 1929
Visit
The king pincho
Visit
Farmacia Ensenada
Visit
Siberia's Pizza
Visit
Reposteria Rivera
Visit
Ensenada, Guánica
Visit
Torre de Playa Santa
Visit
Cuerpos By Herbalife Shakes
Visit
Restaurant Bello China
Visit