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.

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.

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.

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.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the East coast of Culebrita. It is near some interesting sites like Culebrita Lighthouse, 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.

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 close to Culebra Pueblo, 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.

Hotels

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.

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 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.

Restaurants near Laguna de Molino
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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
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

Other Beaches

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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