Snorkeling & Spectacular Sunsets

Just a short drive from the ferry terminal, you can visit Melones Beach.  Bring your lounge chair and enjoy views of Cayo Luis Peña, a perfect backdrop to the setting of the sun.  This is not the best beach for bathing due to its rocky bottom, Melones is mostly visited for the great snorkeling spot easily accessible from the beach. 

The beach area is narrow, made up of sand, coral rocks, and pebbles.  There are a couple of trees offering shade and a picnic table under two picturesque palm trees.

Romantics and sunset lovers head to Melones before dinner as a perfect prelude to a relaxing casual dinner in town.  Opt to pick up dinner to go and bring it to Melones for a romantic casual dinner al fresco.  You’ll be serenaded by coquis, birds, and the sounds of the waves.

Opt to pick up dinner to go and bring it to Melones for a romantic casual dinner al fresco.  Get here early to get the picnic table, the only one here.  You’ll be serenaded by coquis, birds, and the sounds of the waves.  Bring some candles and enjoy an inexpensive romantic dinner to the golden glow of an unforgettable sunset.

The waters at Playa Melones are very clear and the waves gentle, a bit stronger during the winter months.  This is not really a beach for bathing, as soon as you walk on the water, you’ll be stepping on coral and stones, be sure to wear diving shoes to protect your feet.  Be sure to wear diving shoes to protect your feet.  If you’re bringing children be sure to keep an eye on them at all times, there are no lifeguards at Melones.

If you’re in Culebra for the day, want to snorkel, and have limited time, Melones beach is a nice choice.  The best snorkeling spot is off to the right side of the beach just over the boulders.  You’ll float over a coral reef garden with a healthy variety of tropical fish in stripes and vivid colors. Please help us protect our reefs by never touching, stepping on, or taking anything away.

We hope you enjoy your visit to Melones as much as we do. Please help us keep it beautiful and healthy by not leaving trash at the beach.