Set along the northwest coast of the tiny island of Culebrita is a beach known as Laguna de Molino. As is true of the island it is set upon, the beach remains practically untouched by human hands, and a great locale for visitors who want the true deserted island experience.
Located on the island of Culebrita, 3.5 miles east of Isla de Culebra, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Not looking forward to staking out a spot at a busy beach? All the more reason you should find a beach that isn't packed full of hotel guests; relatively untouched parts of the coast like Laguna de Molino allow you much more room to spread out and feel comfortable.
The beach a Laguna de Molino is accessible by boat from Culebra.
The beach is located through some trees, directly in front of Laguna de Molino, or Molino Lake. As beautiful as you might imagine, the beach enjoys soft, powder white sand, and very light blue waters.
Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.
Laguna de Molino offers a calm and tranquil enclave, due to the fact that the region surrounding the beach is away from most urbanization.
Visitors will find this beach on the East coast of Culebrita. It is near some interesting sites like, which is seen less than a mile away, and it is one of a number of favorite local destinations.
If you want more information on the history of Puerto Rico, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Flemenco Tank, which is five and a half miles away.
If a visit to the Laguna de Molino isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.
|Museum||3.0 mi.||W||Isla de Culebra|
|Culebra Museum||Museum||3.0 mi.||W||Isla de Culebra|
|Flemenco Tank||Historical Site||5.6 mi.||W||Isla de Culebra|
Laguna de Molino is close to, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Culebra Pueblo is the closest city and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.
The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can attract guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.
You'll find a decent amount of places to stay a car ride away. A few of the more convenient choices are seen in the list below.
|Vigias Guest House||3.6 mi.||W||Hotel|
|Club Seabourne Boutique Hotel||4.0 mi.||SW||Hotel|
|Villa Bohemeac||4.2 mi.||WSW||Hotel|
|Posada La Hamaca||4.3 mi.||WSW||B & B|
|Mamacitas Guesthouse||4.3 mi.||WSW||Hotel|
|Casa Ensenada Waterfront Guesthouse||4.3 mi.||W||Hotel|
|Palmetto Guest House||4.4 mi.||W||Guest house|
|World of Kokomo Hotel||4.4 mi.||WSW||Hotel|
|Culebra Beach Villas||5.1 mi.||W||Hotel|
Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you visit a local restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. Dakity Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves Caribbean food. They are also known for serving seafood.
The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.
|Dakity Restaurant||(787) 278-5100||Caribbean||Informal||3.8 mi.||SW|
|Shipwreck Bar and Grill Bahia Marina||(787) 278-5100||Caribbean||Very Casual||3.8 mi.||SW|
|Gio by Gio||(787) 742-0535||Caribbean||Informal||3.8 mi.||SW|
|Restaurant Guava||(787) 742-3169||Eclectic||Informal||4.0 mi.||SW|
|Susie's Sea Food||(787) 742-0574||Caribbean||Very Casual||--||--|
|(787) 742-0243||Mexican||Very Casual||4.2 mi.||W|
|El Eden||(787) 742-0509||Caribbean, International||--||4.3 mi.||WSW|
Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Culebrita, so Laguna de Molino is not your only option.
Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Playa Manzanilla, located two and a half miles to the south west.
Perhaps Laguna de Molino is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.
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