Punta de Soldado, known for it’s calm waters with a colorful and diverse underwater world perfect for beginner divers and those wanting to learn to snorkel. At Punta de Soldado Beach you can relax to the sounds of the surf and walk along the shore to admire the dramatic landscape. From this beach you can enjoy views of Vieques, the main island of Puerto Rico and golden sunsets.
You’ll have to park at the gate and walk down a rocky dirt path leading down to Punta de Soldado, it’s about a 15-20 minute walk from the parking area. At the very top of the road where you’ll be parked you can also enjoy views of St. Thomas, Ensenda Honda and Dakiti Reef, be sure to have your camera ready and plenty of space, you’ll want to take many photos on the way here and on location.
On the path to Punta de Soldado, you’ll walk along dry flora which include tall cacti. If you have children with you keep an eye on them, some of the brush have big needles.
When you go down the hill, you’ll first see part of Punta de Soldado on the left side, this is not a swimming beach, most of the seaweed collects here.
Stop by, take a look, take some pictures of Punta de Soldado and Dakiti reef in the distance. Currently the area is being cleaned, you may find mounds of dead flora and trash, but keep walking south to the beach area, it won’t disappoint.
Punta de Soldado Beach is known for diving and snorkeling, we encourage you to bring your snorkel gear and explore the gardens below. The best snorkeling spots are on the left side of the beach, you’ll walk on pebbles to get into the water so be sure to bring slip resistant water shoes / diving shoes. Please help us keep our coral reefs healthy, never step on the coral reef, touch or take away.
The waters are calm and it’s a good place for children to learn how to snorkel, be sure to put a life jacket on them. The waters may be rougher in the winter months. If you’re a beginner we highly recommend you book a diving / snorkeling tour guide in Culebra to assist you. As always practice good common sense safety and never go into the water alone. There are no lifeguards at this beach and this is a desolate area, enjoy and but safety first.
Punta de Soldado beach is not as popular as Flamenco and Zoni / Soni, but not for lack of qualities. For those seeking solitude, a place to listen to the sound of the surf crashing against rocks and great snorkeling / diving, Punta del Soldado is sure to satisfy. There are a few shaded spots under trees to relax and enjoy views of Vieques & the main island of Puerto Rico.
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