Guigui, or more correctly Güigüi, owes its name to the mispronunciation of a French visitor. Prior to that mistake, it had been known as the admittedly not dissimilar Guguy. A title which stretches all the way back to the days before Spain conquered the island’s original inhabitants, the canarii.

Big Güi Güi Beach (Playa Güi Güi Grande) is one of these beaches you can only get to by boat or by foot. This makes this beautiful beach the even more isolated. The shortest route by land to get here is a 5 kilometers hike from the road which takes about 2,5 hours. But when you get to the bottom you’ll know it was well worth it. And of course there’s nothing more satisfying than a dip in the sea after a long walk!

The fastest route to get there is to take the Taxiboat from Puerto Rico. It is just a 45 minutes drive.

You can walk over to Small Güi Güi Beach (Playa Güi Güi Chico) when the tide goes down. The beach is basically an extension of the Playa Güi Güi Grande. Both of these beaches are about 800 m of black thin sand. Just make sure you keep an eye on the tide if you walk over.

This set of 3 beaches (including that of Playa Tasarte at the far end) are one of the most paradisiac on the island. So making that extra effort will not be in vain!

The beaches of Güi-Güi