Cerro Gordo Beach

Vega Alta, Puerto Rico

Balneario Cerro Gordo
Balneario Cerro Gordo

The Cerro Gordo Beach known as the Javier Calderón Public Beach is one of the favorite beaches in Puerto Rico and administered by the National Parks Program of the Department of Recreation and Sports of Puerto Rico. The beach is located along the north coast of the island in the town of Vega Alta and only 45 minutes from San Juan.

This beach has all the comforts that anyone and family could ask for. It is recognized, not only for its spectacular beach, but for its camping area with enough space for 95 camping booths with parking facilities.

Cerro Gordo Beach is regularly visited by the local public. The beach is open Wednesday through Sunday and holidays from 8:30 a.m. at 5:00 p.m.

Cerro Gordo Beach is one of the favorite beaches by the local public, with calm waves, very clean and with a lot of shade. Here you can come to take a dip, play beach games, swim, go kayaking or just relax under the shadows of the bushes on the shore. Around the whole park you will find green areas with sidewalks that are used in the extreme sport of bicycles.

The beach has showers, toilets, gazebos, snacks, green areas, snorkeling area and kiosks. The gazebos are usually used to celebrate birthdays or family parties.

Attractions and Services:

  • Beach
  • Showers
  • Sanitary
  • Lifeguard
  • Diving area
  • Walk / jog
  • Green areas for activities
  • Recreational fishing
  • Camping area
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Aquatic Security
  • Private security
  • Bike ride
  • Gazebos
  • Paddle surfing
  • Kite boarding
  • Activities room
  • Food and bevarage concessions

Address and Map:

Physical address:
Cerro Gordo Beach
Carr. #690 Km 7.1
Vega Alta, Puerto Rico 00646


Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. at 4:30 p.m.

Public Beach:
High Season (May to August)
Monday to Sunday 8:30 a.m. at 6:00 p.m.
Low Season (September to April)
Wednesday to Sunday 8:30 a.m. at 5:00 p.m.


  • Tel: (787) 883-2515 | (787) 883-2730


Parking Fee:

  • Motorcycles $2.00
  • Cars $4.00
  • Buses $5.00

Camping Area:

  • Rate $13.00 per night

Nearby Places:

  • Golondrinas Cave
  • Vega Forest
  • Gilberto Concepción de Gracia Square
  • Immaculate Conception of Mary Church

Rental Services:

  • Activity Room $ 150.00 (Deposit $50.00)
  • Green areas for mass activities - Rate starts at $ 1,000.00 ($500.00 deposit)
  • Camping area with a spectacular view of the sea. They have bathrooms and some have electric connection utilities facilities. $13.00 per night per booth
  • Activity Room - At the edge of the beach with capacity for 150 people. Includes canteen with fridge and electricity. - $150.00 (deposit $50.00)
  • Green Areas with sidewalks used in the extreme sport of bicycles. Rate from $ 300.00. For mass activities rates from $1,000.00 ($500.00 deposit)


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