At the beach in Spanish

Going to the beach in a Spanish-speaking country? Don’t forget to pack this Rocket Spanish lesson! We’ve created a quick and easy list of beach vocabulary so you’ll know your Spanish sun tan lotion from your Spanish sunglasses!

Seriously though, wherever you travel in the world, water safety is important. Listen to the audio and practice these basic Spanish questions so you can find out if it’s safe to swim.

At the beach in Spanish

If your idea of a perfect vacation is lounging around on beautiful beaches, then Spain, Mexico, Cuba or any other Spanish-speaking country is most definitely for you. In Spain, there is over 2500 miles of coastline to choose from!

Playa de Estorde, Playa de las Americas, Playa de Sotavento, Playa de Bayas, Playa de A Langosteira, Playa de Balbate, Playa de Mazagon...and the list goes on.

Let’s go to the beach! ¡Vamos a la Playa! Here is a list of useful “beach” words...

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La playa
Beach
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El / La Salvavidas
Lifeguard
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El colchón neumático
Air mattress
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La sombrilla
Beach Umbrella
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La pelota de playa
Beach ball
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Los lentes oscuros
Sunglasses
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El traje de baño
Bathing suit
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La ola
Wave
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La arena
Sand
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La crema solar / El bloqueador
Sunblock
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La concha marina
Seashell
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La estrella de mar
Starfish

Cozumel… one of the hottest spots in the Caribbean, is like a paradise. The color of the water, perfect for swimming, scuba diving, and all aquatic sports – it’s all unbelievable. Just in case you get the chance for a week in Cozumel, here are some activities you may want to try…

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Paravela / Parasailing
Parasailing
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Buceo
Scuba diving
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Pesca
Fishing
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Voleibol de arena
Beach volleyball
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Surfeo
Surfing
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Windsurf
Windsurfing
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Esquí acuático
Water-skiing
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Nado con delfines
Swim with dolphins
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Tomar el sol
Sunbathe

Here are some phrases that can be helpful when you’ve arrived at the beach and want to relax and sip on a Piña Colada – without worrying about your children!

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¿Podemos nadar aquí?
Can we swim here?
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¿Hay algún salvavidas?
Is there a lifeguard?
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¿Es seguro para niños?
Is it safe for children?
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¿A qué hora es la marea alta / baja?
What time is high/low tide?
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¿Se puede bucear aquí sin peligro?
Can one dive here without danger?
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¿Hay una corriente fuerte?
Is there a strong current?

Mauricio
Mauricio Evlampieff
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