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.

Set on the island of Isla de Culebra, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity.

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 if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Carlos Rosario Beach brings guests a quiet and peaceful enclave, especially since the location that surrounds the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


Carlos Rosario Beach is on the West-Northwest coast of Isla de Culebra. It is near some interesting sites like Flemenco Tank, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of a number of attractions close-by.

To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Culebra Museum (found well within taxi range) offer an entertaining diversion and help share a different side of Puerto Rico.

If you can't wait to see as many of Puerto Rico's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones 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

Nearby, you'll find the town of Culebra Pueblo, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a good number of places to stay a car ride away. A few of the more convenient possibilities have been displayed 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


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Carlos Rosario Beach; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest places to eat is El Meson de Goyita. The restaurant has a menu featuring Creole cuisine. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a short distance away.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

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

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Isla de Culebra besides Carlos Rosario Beach.

You may also want to consider Playa de Sardinas, which is located fairly close-by, which means a quick cab ride is a solid choice.

Perhaps Carlos Rosario Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, Puerto Rico offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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