Unlike most destinations in the Caribbean, Culebra offers beaches that are easily accessible yet give visitors an relaxing, peaceful off the grid island experience. Most likely you’ve heard or seen Flamenco Beach featured in travel magazines and television shows as one of the top beaches in the world. If you manage to pull yourself off Flamenco Beach, once you get behind the wheel you’ll find more amazing beaches with such beauty that will leave you breathless. Just when you think you can’t be impressed by any other beach than Flamenco, you’ll find discovering the rest of the beaches quite addictive because each one offers a unique experience and a different landscape.
The beaches of Culebra are relatively empty of crowds, the only creatures you’ll encounter are turtles and a colorful array of tropical fish playing on an underwater healthy playground. Bring or rent snorkel gear, you’ll want to spend hours under the sun floating on crystalline turquoise waters with an exotic healthy coral reef system right off the shores.
Culebra caters to true beach and nature lovers who seek to be spoiled by clean, crystal clear waters and a dreamy perfect tropical landscape you thought only existed in another era. The beaches of Culebra will allow you to decompress and disconnect from a busy world, you’ll have no choice but to let go and surrender to the beauty that will embrace you to renew all your senses.
Following are the most popular beaches in Culebra followed by a map of all beaches.
Flamenco Beach / Playa Flamenco – Consistently voted one of the top beaches in the world.
Flamenco Beach is constantly praised as one of the beach beaches in the world, meets all the guidelines for a perfect beach. Annually Flamenco Beach appears in top beaches lists across prestigious travel media outlets and popular review sites such as Trip Advisor. More about Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico.
Zoni Beach / Playa Soni
If you love taking long walks on the beach, you’ll fall in love with Zoni Beach. Be sure to give yourself at least an hour so you can enjoy all the beauty of this place. If you go all the way to the end you’ll end up at Playa Tortolo, another unique pretty beach. More about Zoni Beach, Culebra, PR.
Tamarindo Beach / Playa Tamarindo
Tamarindo is not to be missed during your visit to Culebra. A wonderful adventure under the sea awaits for the whole family. Calm clear waters welcome snorkelers to swim along turtles and stingrays just steps off the sand. More about Tamarindo Beach.
Melones Beach / Playa Melones
Tucked at the end of a street you’ll find one of the most accessible snorkeling beaches in Culebra. At the end of the day, this spot is the best on the island to watch the sunset. More about Melones Beach / Playa Melones, Culebra, Puerto Rico.
Carlos Rosario Beach / Playa Carlos Rosario
Right off the parking lot of Flamenco, you can take a 20 minute easy hike to Carlos Rosario, the best beach for snorkeling in Culebra and one you can’t miss.
Datiles Beach / Playa Datiles
Loved by campers, boaters and kayakers. Gorgeous beach cove with calm shallow clear turquoise waters with the scenic background of Luis Pena Cay. More about Datiles Beach.
Punta de Soldado Beach / Playa Punta de Soldado
Another gorgeous beach with dramatic landscape on the south west point of Culebra offering good snorkeling, diving, island views and sunsets. Punta de Soldado’s shore is perhaps one of the most unique on the island with a deep rug of bleached coral, polished pebbles and sand ranging from grainy to tiny baby stones. More about Punta de Soldado Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico.
Brava Beach / Playa Brava
A 20 minute hike will lead you to this expansive very secluded and peaceful. Brava is loved by surfers and those seeking for a place to relax and meditate to the strong sounds of the waves. The landscape is spectacular at Brava Beach. More about Brava Beach.
Resaca Beach / Playa Resaca
Much like Brava Beach, Resaca is for those that wish to experience the ultimate sense of seclusion. The hike is more interesting and challenging than Brava, you’ll hike through boulders and narrow goat trails. At the end, you’ll sit on the sand, marvel at the beauty and wonder…how can I be the only person in this marvelous place? More about Resaca Beach, Culebra, PR.