Laguna de Molino

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.

Situated on the island of Culebrita, 3.5 miles east of Isla de Culebra, You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. If you're looking for a quiet part of the coast, away from crowded tourist attractions, you shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit Laguna de Molino.

How to Access The Beach
The beach a Laguna de Molino is accessible by boat from Culebra.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

If you usually prefer shores which offer a serene haven, then maybe head on over to Laguna de Molino; it is hidden away within a more rural part of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the East coast of Culebrita; it's located near attractions like Culebrita Lighthouse, which is less than a mile away.

Historical attractions such as Flemenco Tank offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Laguna de Molino, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Puerto Rico, without having to go too far from the beach. Actually, this site can be found five and a half miles to the west of this place of historical significance.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Laguna de Molino
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Culebrita Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.9 mi. SE Culebrita
Culebra Museum of History 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

Cities and Towns

Laguna de Molino is very close to Culebra Pueblo, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Culebra Pueblo is the closest city and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Laguna de Molino is not located near many major hotels, but you may meet guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

There is a good range of hotels to pick from close to the beach. The closest of which can be seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Laguna de Molino
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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

Food

Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you walk to a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest restaurants is Restaurant Guava. This restaurant has a menu featuring eclectic cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their chicken and seafood. You'll find it four miles away.

A few nearby dining options are shown below.

Restaurants near Laguna de Molino
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Restaurant Guava (787) 742-3169 Eclectic Informal 4.0 mi. SW
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 -- -- -- --
Zaco's Tacos (787) 742-0243 Mexican Very Casual 4.2 mi. W
El Eden (787) 742-0509 Caribbean, International -- 4.3 mi. WSW
Mamacitas Restaurant (787) 742-0090 Caribbean, Fusion Very Casual 4.3 mi. WSW
Pan Deli (787) 402-3510 -- -- 4.3 mi. W
El Batey Bar de Papa (787) 742-3828 -- -- 4.3 mi. W

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Laguna de Molino doesn't suit their tastes.

You may also want to consider Playa Manzanilla, located two and a half miles away.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Puerto Rico, but Laguna de Molino is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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