While many people in North America are under a polar vortex in January, beachgoers at Playa Puerto Nuevo get one of the best waves displays ever. Playa Puerto Nuevo is a must-see beach in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico and it is an enclosed beach that is sheltered from the North Atlantic ocean by huge natural rock formations forming a wall around the beach.
When the massive northern swells hit the limestone barriers, it creates a dazzling spectacle for beachgoers. The waves crash against the rock formations with such force that the spray from the impact can reach several stories high. The following video was taken in 2010 on a day that was particularly impressive and demonstrates the power of nature.
The display at Playa Puerto Nuevo is not always this impressive, but on the day the following video was taken in 2010, it was particularly remarkable. The video shows the waves crashing against the rock formations, creating a wall of water that seems to rise up from nowhere. The power and energy of the waves are evident as they surge toward the beach and then retreat back into the ocean.
Watch this massive wave at Playa Puerto Nuevo in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico…
If you are planning a trip to Puerto Rico, Playa Puerto Nuevo is a must-see destination. In fact, If you could only visit one beach in the world, I think this beach deserves a spot on the list as it is one of the most impressive and unique beaches in the world. While the beach may not have the white sand and clear blue water that is often associated with tropical destinations, the impressive rock formations and the power of the waves more than make up for it.
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