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 side of the island of Isla de Culebra, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are 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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Carlos Rosario Beach offers those who visit an idyllic and relaxing retreat, especially since the surrounding area isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


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

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Culebra Museum, a lovely museum found easily within taxi range, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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 in the Culebra Pueblo area, so walking the city is a definite option. Not far away you'll find Culebra Pueblo, a city which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it can appeal to guests from some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a good number of places to stay which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest options are displayed in the table below.

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


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is El Meson de Goyita. The restaurant features Creole cuisine. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's not far off the beach at all.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown 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

Visitors in search of the perfect beach on Isla de Culebra will have lots of options besides Carlos Rosario Beach.

Another location you may want to try is Playa de Sardinas, located not a great distance away, which means a quick cab ride should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

You may find that Carlos Rosario Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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