Where To Stay In Culebra (2023) – 6 Best Places & Areas

Culebra is a small island located 17 miles off the east-coast of Puerto Rico’s main island.

Visiting Culebra should be on your to-do list when vacationing in Puerto Rico, and finding the right place to stay is very important. 

I have visited Culebra many times so I can tell you the best places and areas to stay in.

In this article, I will cover the 6 best areas and places to stay in Culebra, Puerto Rico:

 

1. Playa Flamenco

Playa Flamenco is a public beach located north of Culebra island.

This arc-shaped beach is considered one of the top three beaches in the world. It’s also one of the most popular beaches to visit for tourists and locals alike.

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Flamenco Beach has been voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world multiple times.

Flamenco Beach is surrounded by stunning cays which makes it perfect for snorkeling and diving.

There are many kiosks near Flamenco Beach where you can taste refreshing cocktails and Puerto Rican food.

There are also many snorkeling and diving tours you can book to make the most out of your visit. 

Check out Flamenco Beach in the following video:

Flamenco Beach is the only place you can legally camp in Culebra.  

If you prefer to stay in a resort, Villa Flamenco Beach is what you’re looking for.

Learn more in our article Flamenco Beach – All You Need To Know.

 

2. Zoní Beach

Playa Zoní is located on the northeastern coast of Culebra.

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Zoní Beach is perfect for couples and people looking for privacy on their vacation.

Known as the shy sister of Flamenco given its secluded nature. This beach is perfect for a romantic getaway.

During spring you may come across leatherback turtle’s nests so please be careful when walking.

Unlike Flamenco Beach, Playa Zoní doesn’t have amenities like bathrooms and showers.

Below is a video showing Playa Zoní:

Only a few miles from Zoní Beach is Casa Marbella. This villa is perfect for relaxing while enjoying the ocean view from your room.

You can book a room in Casa Marbella.

Learn more in our article 12 Best Beaches In Culebra.

 

3. Ensenada Honda (Deep Cove)

Ensenada Honda is the largest inlet and the safest harbor of Culebra.

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Ensenada Honda is in a beautiful, secluded location on Culebra.

This area is perfect for people who enjoy marine life.

If you love to explore nature, this place is for you. Visit the coastal mangrove forest of Ensenada Honda.

You can also book a boat or a kayak tour to enjoy the perfect day in the ocean.

Make sure to visit the Culebra Historic Museum located only 3 miles from Ensenada Honda.

Check out Ensenada Honda in the following video:

Staying at Villa Ensenada is the best choice in this area. This resort has everything you’ll need for a perfect vacation near the harbor.

To experience Culebra with a guide, read up on the 12 Best Tours In Culebra.

 

4. Playa Sardinas II (Sardines Beach II)

Playa Sardinas II is a small sector of Culebra.

 
 
 
 
 
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There are many areas you can visit in Playa Sardinas like Playa de Cascajo and Lobinas Lagoon.

This area is located in the south of the island, close to Ensenada Honda harbor.  

Below is a video showing Playa Sardinas II:

Visit Playa Sardinas II and connect with nature by paddle boarding and kayaking.

Check out Club Seabourne in the following video:

The best place to stay in this area is Club Seabourne. This boutique hotel provides the most relaxing ambiance in Culebra.

 

5. Costa Bonita

Costa Bonita is a beachfront villa in the southeast of Culebra.

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The pool area at Costa Bonita is perfect for families looking to take a break from the beach.

This area is full of restaurants where you will find the most delicious cuisine on the island.

Rent a golf car and visit the beaches around, like Playa Mosquito, and explore the wildlife in Playa Manzanilla.

Check out Costa Bonita in the following video:

Costa Bonita Resort (which is named after the area) is the best place to stay when visiting.

 

6. Playa Tamarindo

Playa Tamarindo is located only miles from the ferry terminal.

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Explore one of Culebra’s beaches known for snorkeling and other water sports, Tamarindo.

This is a very popular area in Culebra because it is very close to the entry point of the island.

Visit Playa Tamarindo and enjoy water sports like paddle boarding, kayaking, and snorkeling.

Below is a video showing snorkeling at Tamarindo Beach:

The best place to stay in this area is Alelí Cottages. This resort offers the best views of the island of Culebra.

 

 

FAQ section

How many days do you need in Culebra?

Culebra is 7 miles long by 3.5 miles wide. You can walk the entire island in a matter of hours. Three days is more than enough for a pleasant stay.

Can you stay on the island of Culebra?

Yes, you can! There are many resorts, hotels, and Airbnb available around the island.

Where to stay near Flamenco Beach?

There are a few resorts and hotels near Flamenco Beach. You can also stay at Flamenco Campground where you can spend the night in a camping area only a few feet away from the beach.

 

Final thoughts

Culebra is a beautiful island in Puerto Rico.

I highly recommend that you visit for at least a couple of days during your next trip to Puerto Rico.

My favourite areas to stay in Culebra are near Flamenco Beach and Zoní Beach.

If you are looking for fun activities, then check out our article 25 Best Things To Do In Culebra.

Also, check our our article Is Culebra Safe For Tourists? – All You Need To Know.

Article by

Dimary Hernández Soto

Writer at PuertoRico.com. I have lived in Puerto Rico my entire life. When I’m not writing, I work in the healthcare industry as a Quality Control Specialist. After Hurricane Maria, my teammates and I were responsible for ensuring that life support equipment reached patients in need around the island. 

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