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Melones Beach - Culebra, Puerto Rico

Just a short drive from the ferry terminal, you can visit Melones Beach, one of the best spots in Culebra for watching the sunset and offering easy access for a snorkeling adventure.  Playa Melones is part of the Cayo Luis Pena Natural Submarine Reserve, no fishing allowed.

Please help us keep Melones beautiful and healthy by not leaving trash at the beach.  While snorkeling, never touch anything at the reefs, step on or take away.

The beach area is small, 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.  Across you can enjoy close up views of Luis Pena Cay, a perfect backdrop to the sun setting.


Coral Stone / Pebbles on the beach at Melones - Culebra, Puerto Rico

Romantics and sunset lovers head to Melones before dinner as a perfect prelude to a relaxing casual dinner in town.

Sunset at Melones Beach - Culebra, Puerto Rico

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.



Melones Beach - Snorkeling beaches - Culebra, Puerto Rico

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.  If you’re bringing children be sure to keep an eye on them at all times, there are no lifeguards at Melones.

Melones Beach - Snorkeling beaches in Culebra, Puerto RIco

If you’re in Culebra for the day, want to snorkel and have limited time, Melones beach is a nice choice for the ease of access.  The best snorkeling spot is on the right side of the beach just over the boulders you see in the middle on the photo below.

Melones Beach - Snorkeling spot - Culebra, Puerto Rico

You’ll float over a coral reef garden with a healthy variety of tropical fish in stripes and vivid colors.

Again, please help us protect our reefs by never touching, stepping on, or taking anything away.

Coral reef in Culebra, Puerto Rico - Melones beach

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.

Left end of Melones beach - Culebra, Puerto Rico

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Map Location of Melones Beach, Isla de Culebra

melones-beach-playa-directions-map-parkingFrom the ferry terminal heading into town, make the first left, go up hill and keep driving towards the left.  Follow the road along the coast with sweeping views until the road ends.


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Playa Melones - Isla Culebra, Puerto Rico

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Playa Melones - Isla Culebra, Puerto Rico 18.303114, -65.310376 Beach Access: Drive on route 250 and veer right into town, then veer right before heading to the ferry dock onto route 252. Stay left where the roads splits and follow it to the end to the Melones Beach small parking lot. (Directions)

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