The Concatedral Dulce Nombre de Jesús in Humacao


A coastal destination with stunning beaches, tropical wildlife, and Puerto Rico’s largest resort.

With a mix of laid-back beach vibes, a protected natural reserve, and a sprawling luxury resort, there’s something for every traveler in Humacao. Set along Puerto Rico’s Atlantic coast, Humacao shares its borders with Naguabo to the north, Yabucoa to the south, and Las Piedras to the west — so there's plenty to explore.

To get to Humacao, take a beautiful scenic drive from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) in San Juan (about an hour away) or arrive via the coastal town of Ceiba (about a 30-minute drive). The town has a smaller international airport, Ceiba International Airport (RVR), and the Ceiba Ferry Terminal.

View of the beach and palm trees in Humacao

There is so much natural beauty to explore in Humacao.

Thing to Do in Humacao

Take in Puerto Rico's enchanting environment at the Humacao Nature Reserve, a 3,000-acre haven of protected land for birds, fish, iguanas, and many more native animals. A network of swamps, bogs, lagoons, and beaches crisscrosses the reserve with several trails for easy adventuring. These paths are excellent for hiking, cycling, and birding. You can rent bikes by the hour from Morrillo Cycle. If you’re in the mood for an aquatic adventure, stop by Water Sports and Eco-Tours to explore the reserve by kayak, paddleboard, or paddleboat.

For a fun-in-the-sun day at the beach, plant yourself at Playa Punta Santiago Punta, a conveniently located beach with lots of parking and within walking distance of nearby restaurants and bars.

Cayo Santiago is a cay located roughly half a mile offshore from Punta Santiago and part of the municipality of Humacao. While the small island is uninhabited by humans, it is home to more than 1,000 free-roaming Rhesus monkeys. They were first brought to Isla de Mona from India in 1938 for scientific research purposes. Generations of monkeys have lived on the the cay ever since, and are still studied to this day. While the island is off-limits to visitors, you can schedule a guided excursion with Kayak Monkey Island to view the primates frolicking, fighting, and playing from the water.

For those interested in the stars, the nearby University of Puerto Rico at Humacao's Observatory is a must-see. The research facility opens its doors to the public during lunar eclipses and other notable night-sky events. Check out their schedule to see what astrological events may be happening during your visit.

Humacao Accommodations

Palmas del Mar, Puerto Rico’s largest resort, is set on 2,750 acres in Humacao. The gated beachfront getaway caters to a mix of visitors and Puerto Rican residents, with state-of-the-art facilities including two 18-hole golf courses, a 20-court tennis center, an equestrian center, a beach club, a marina, and more than a dozen restaurants. In addition to hosting the 107-room Wyndham Palmas Beach and Golf Resort, the complex encompasses stately residential houses and modern apartments that owners often rent to travelers by the night or by the week.

If oceanfront luxury isn’t in your budget, small, no-frills guesthouses like Barefoot Travelers Rooms offer affordable alternatives that are within walking distance of the beach and the nature reserve.

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