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Piedras Coloradas - Beach Las Grutas - Argentina

Five kilometers south of Las Grutas, the Piedras Colorados, massive red boulders polished by sea and wind, rise out of the sand dunes. At low tide on the nearby beaches, you can swim and snorkel in pockets of shallow water, and hikers can watch picnic and enjoy sea views from one of the grass windbreak shelters.


Four kilometers (2.5 mi) south of downtown Las Grutas

Las Grutas, Argentina

Beach Types:
Beach, Snorkeling, Fauna observation, Sunbathing

Getting There

Walk south along the beach for about 20 minutes. A road also goes from town to the parking lot at Piedras Coloradas.

Travel Tips:

No vehicles (including dune buggies) are allowed on the beach. At the parking lot near the boulders are a few refreshment stand. This beach has no lifeguards.

South are other sites along the coast, like El Buque (another 3 km / 1.8 mi on) and El Sótano (5 km / 3 mi beyond that).

Price Description:


Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:Dawn

Open Hours to:Dusk

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

You Need to Bring:

Bring lots of water to drink, a picnic, sunscreen and hat. Bring gear for swimming or snorkeling.

Take a walk along the beach, go birdwatching or sport fishing. Get in a bit of snorkeling or scuba diving. Take an excursion to Salinas de Gualicho or Fuerte Argentino. Daytrip to San Antonio Oeste’s museums and to San Antonio Este’s beaches.

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