~~October 15, 2022~~
What does a town do when they have a beautiful waterfront area, but no natural beaches there?
Enclose the ocean, build decks around it, and make an ocean pool!!
Playa (or sometimes Playita) Rosada is located to the east of the main Parguera area, in Lajas, in the south-west part of the island. This is another lovely, local place to spend a day with family.
Co-managed by the DRNA (the Department of Natural Resouces) and the municipality of Lajas, there are bathrooms, showers, picnic tables and picnic pavilions (for rent for groups), and this lovely swimming area — and it is all handicapped accessible. The picnic area has some grass, but it is mostly sandy. It was really clean. I believe there are also nature trails to walk around, but we didn’t have time to explore the area much. This beach has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag status.
In order to create this “pool”, an area of the ocean was enclosed with fencing, from the surface to the ocean floor, in order to keep large fish and jellyfish out of the swimming area.
Then they built a wooden deck around the whole “pool” area.
Aug 2020, sadly, Tropical Storm Isaias destroyed a large part of the boardwalk, destroying the “pool”.
Sept 2022- Hurricane Fiona destroyed what was left of the “pool”.
~~Published October 2, 2015~~
Ubicada en la Reserva Natural de la Parguera, el área recreativa la Playita Rosada cuenta con la piscina natural mas grande del caribe
~~Published November 7, 2018~~
Lajas is known for its offshore cays, islets and beautiful waters. Most of the coastline is lined by mangroves and there are no beaches, DRNA came up with a unique and fun solution, build a natural pool. A long wooden pier leads to a deck with a cut out square creating the perfect pool families love. The depth of the water from 3.5 to 5 feet deep.