12 Best Beaches In Culebra (2024) – All You Need To Know

Culebra is a small island located off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico’s main island.

The island is home to amazing beaches, and a few are considered the best in the world.

I’ve enjoyed many weekend trips to Culebra and experienced the best beaches the island has to offer.

In this article, I will cover the 12 best beaches in Culebra, Puerto Rico:


1. Flamenco Beach

If you are heading to Culebra, you can’t miss a trip to Flamenco Beach.

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Flamenco Beach is Culebra’s most popular beach, attracting visitors from around the world.

Aside from being continually rated as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Flamenco Beach is a popular destination for snorkeling.

Check out Flamenco Beach in the following video:

Lear more by reading our article Flamenco Beach – All You Need To Know.


2. Tamarindo Beach

This is one of the best beaches to catch a beautiful sunset.

You can even ride horses along the shore during the sunset, making this a perfect beach for creating lasting memories.

Snorkeling is also very popular at this beach.

Check out Tamarindo Beach in the following video:

Learn about different beach tours you can experience in our article 12 Best Tours & Excursions In Culebra.


3. Zoni Beach

Zoni Beach offers a similar feel to Flamenco Beach, with its ultra-white sand and teal water. 

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Zoni Beach is the second most popular beach in Culebra, offering picturesque views in a remote setting.

It is more remote than Flamenco Beach, meaning that you can have a little bit more peace and quiet!

If you have time, you should definitely make this one of your stops in Culebra.

Check out Zoni Beach in the following video:

Zoni Beach is one of the best areas to stay on your trip, read all about it in our article Where To Stay In Culebra.


4. Punta Soldado Beach

This beach looks like it’s straight out of a castaway movie!

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Punta Soldado Beach is perfect for adventurers, as this is a remote location at the end of a dirt road.

Since it is so calm and clear, it is perfect for beginner snorkelers and divers.

Punta Soldado Beach is known for its incredible biodiversity and is great for those looking to get away from it all!

Check out Punta Soldado Beach in the following video:

Read tips for venturing out of the main tourist areas in our article Is Culebra Safe?


5. Tortuga Beach (Culebrita Island)

This beach is named for, you guessed it, the large sea turtle population that is there. 

Tortuga Beach is the main beach on Isla Culebrita, a small island off the coast of Culebra.

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You will need to take a boat to get to this island.


6. Playa Sardinas II

This beach is stunning! You can see mountains and the surrounding islands and cays in the distance while you swim.

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This beach is perfect for those looking to enjoy water sports like kayaking or paddle boarding.

Check out Playa Sardinas II in the following video:


7. Datiles Beach

This beach is a little bit hard to find, but it’s so worth it!

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You will need a Jeep or 4×4 to access Datiles Beach, but it is well worth the effort.

It’s not frequently visited, so you’re in for some quiet time.

Check out Datiles Beach in the following video:

It’s located on a dirt road off of the main road and is definitely a hidden gem.


8. Luis Peña Beach

This beach is truly special. Cayó Luis Peña is a small cay off the coast of Culebra, with the clearest water you will ever see.

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Check out Luis Peña Beach in the following video:

You will need to take a boat to this beach.


9. Melones Beach

This is another more remote beach with the most amazing views.

It is perfect for taking pictures for Instagram and more.

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The shore is a bit rocky here so make sure you pack some water shoes! 

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10. Carlos Rosario Beach

This beach is full of amazing wildlife for snorkeling.

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It takes about 45 minutes to hike to this beautiful spot!

If you’re up for the secret hike, you will arrive at the most amazing snorkeling spot.

Check out Carlos Rosario Beach in the following video:


11. Brava Beach

You might just have this beach to yourself! This is an absolutely beautiful beach with lots to explore.

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A hike is required to reach this beach and remember to pack your own food and water as there will be no services once you arrive.

I promise, you will never want to leave this beach! 

Check out Brava Beach in the following video:


12. Resaca Beach

This last beach is another great one for picture taking.

It’s got everything you could ever want, mountains, rocks, and teal water.

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This is a wonderful remote location that you do not want to miss out on!

Check out Resaca Beach in the following video:


FAQ section 

What is the nicest beach in Culebra?

Zoni Beach is one that is definitely slept on! Many people have traveled here and said it was the best beach they have ever been to.

Does Culebra have the best beach in the world?

Culebra is home to the most famous beach in the world, Flamenco Beach. Year after year, travel magazines choose Flamenco Beach as the prettiest and most well-kept beach in the world.


Final thoughts

Culebra has some of the best beaches in not just Puerto Rico, but the world.

My favorite beach in Culebra is Flamenco Beach. This is a must-visit beach and is 100% worth the effort.   

If you are looking for more beaches, then check out our article 30 Best Beaches In Puerto Rico.

You may also like our article 25 Best Things To Do In Culebra

12 Best Beaches In Culebra (2024) – All You Need To Know
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Jenny Diaz

Writer at PuertoRico.com. Growing up in New York and spending my summers in Puerto Rico, I have always loved writing, travel, and animals. I began my career as a travel writer, and after many different jobs in media, I have settled back into what I love most. I enjoy the beach, exploring the island with my family, and coffee!

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