Shacks Beach Snorkeling

The 13th most popular snorkel dive spot in Puerto Rico.

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West of San Juan and northeast of Aeropuerto Rafael Hernandez, the snorkeling at Shacks Beach is a family-friendly dive site. Snorkeling at Shacks Beach typically see blue tangs, grunts and goatfish along with the occasional manatee in the 5 to 30 foot deep water. The best time of year for Shacks Beach snorkeling is May to November at low tide for calmest surf.

Shacks Beach can be accessed northeast of the town of Aguadilla from either Villa Montana or Villa Tropical; make sure to ask permission before crossing their property. Off the beach, there are shallow sandstone ledges to cross before the snorkeling starts.

There are several snorkeling dive operators that frequent Shacks Beach.

To reach Puerto Rico by air, fly into Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU).

Overall, Shacks Beach is the 13th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 17 snorkeling dives in Puerto Rico.


Local Contact(s):  Puerto Rico Tourism Company (212) 333-0347

Recommended Book:  "Puerto Travel Guide with Snorkeling" from Lonely Planet

Recommended Map:  "Puerto Rico Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  May-Nov

Base Camp:  Villa Montana; Villa Tropical.

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Shacks Beach Snorkeling Review

GPS:  18.493071, -66.977484

Date Published:  4/4/2013

Date Updated:  12/4/2016

ID:  24103

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