Carlos Rosario Beach

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One of the lesser known beaches on Culebra is the Carlos Rosario Beach. This is a great spot for those looking or a few hours of peace and quiet while perhaps getting in a little bit of snorkeling.

Located on the western coast of the island of Isla de Culebra, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby.

How to Access The Beach

A 15 to 20 minute hike from the parking lot at Flamenco Beach will get you to Carlos Rosario, but you will definitely want to make sure you are wearing good hiking shoes.

Amenities and Ambiance

Facing Cayo Luis Peña, Carlos Rosario Beach is known for its calmer waters than the more popular Flamenco Beach, but is much less crowded. There are no facilities here, so you'll have to bring everything you need.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

If you happen to like shores which bring guests a calm place to escape, then you will want to try Carlos Rosario Beach; it's located in a less urbanized sector of Isla de Culebra.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the West-Northwest coast of Isla de Culebra; the area hosts attractions such as Flemenco Tank, which is one and a quarter miles to the east-southeast.

To some, beaches and museums may seem an odd combination, but many travelers find that museums like Culebra Museum (situated well within taxi range) offer a fun learning experience and a new way to experience Puerto Rico's culture.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Carlos Rosario Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Flemenco Tank Historical Site 1.2 mi. ESE Isla de Culebra
Culebra Museum Museum 4.3 mi. SE Isla de Culebra
Culebra Museum of History Museum 4.5 mi. SE Isla de Culebra
Culebrita Lighthouse Lighthouse 7.6 mi. E Culebrita

Cities and Towns

Carlos Rosario Beach is close to Culebra Pueblo, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Culebra Pueblo is the closest city and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may meet guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a good amount of hotels within a car's reach. A list of the closest options can be viewed in the following list.

Accommodations near Carlos Rosario Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Culebra Beach Villas 1.9 mi. SE Hotel
Palmetto Guest House 3.3 mi. SE Guest house
Casa Ensenada Waterfront Guesthouse 3.7 mi. SE Hotel
Vigias Guest House 3.8 mi. SE Hotel
World of Kokomo Hotel 3.8 mi. SE Hotel
Posada La Hamaca 3.8 mi. SE B & B
Mamacitas Guesthouse 3.8 mi. SE Hotel
Villa Bohemeac 3.9 mi. SE Hotel
Club Seabourne Boutique Hotel 4.9 mi. SE Hotel


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. El Meson de Goyita is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves delicious Creole food. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Carlos Rosario Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
El Meson de Goyita (787) 206-9028 Creole Very Casual 1.6 mi. SE
Café Delizioso -- Italian -- 3.2 mi. SE
Cafe Isola (787) 742-0203 -- -- -- --
El Oasis Pizzeria (787) 742-3175 Italian -- -- --
Morgans Ice Cream Shop (787) 742-1060 -- -- -- --
Pico De Gallo (787) 240-2896 -- -- -- --
Susie's Sea Food (787) 742-0574 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Tamarindo's Restaurant (787) 742-0345 -- -- -- --
El Batey Bar de Papa (787) 742-3828 -- -- 3.5 mi. SE
Heather's Pizza (787) 742-3175 Italian -- 3.8 mi. SE
The Spot (787) 726-7993 Bistro -- 3.8 mi. SE
Pan Deli (787) 402-3510 -- -- 3.8 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Carlos Rosario Beach on Isla de Culebra.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Playa de Sardinas, which is located fairly close-by, meaning a quick ride in a taxi should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

Puerto Rico has so much to offer, so visiting Carlos Rosario Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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