Playa Media Luna


Good for:
Small children, learning to paddleboard, wading

A handful of cabanas for picnics in the shade
Sand Type/Color:
White Caribbean sand
Water Quality: 
The water can be cloudy or clear, depending on recent conditions

This is a southside beach on Route 997, accessed through the gate to Sun Bay, 1/4 mile east of the Green Store in Esperanza. Enter the gate and drive into Sun Bay, turning left along the sandy beach road. Drive all the way along the Sun Bay beach to the east end, and continue on the road as it bears left away from the water. Stay on the road around the large right curve back toward the water. The road is rough, but passable in virtually all vehicles. You’ll arrive at Media Luna beach. Find a place to park and enjoy.

Media Luna is in the public park administered by the Puerto Rico Dept. of Natural Resources. Media Luna (Half Moon) is a smaller beach with pure white sand protected from the trade winds and waves by a tight entrance to this small bay. It’s a beautiful place and is perfect for families with small children. The water is calm and shallow so it’s great for kids, but also for learning to paddleboard or kayak. For an adult to stand in more than three feet of water, you have to walk out a couple hundred feet – it’s that shallow.

There is shade under the pavilions and there are some trees as well.