Playa Carlos Rosario

Tourists visiting the island of Culebra should be on the lookout for Playa Carlos Rosario, the quieter sister beach to popular Flamenco Beach. Playa Carlos Rosario offers all of the same perks such as beautiful vistas and prime snorkeling waters, but without the crowd.

Situated on the island of Isla de Culebra, You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying very close. Love beach-going but hate the crowds? Extra space is just one of the perks that comes with finding a beach that isn't crowded into a major metropolitan area; secluded parts of the coast like Playa Carlos Rosario make great places to spread out and relax.

How to Access The Beach
Playa Carlos Rosario is accessible through a chain-link fence in the back left had corner of the Flamenco Beach Parking lot. Simply follow the dirt trail that begins at the gate for about one mile.

Amenities and Ambiance

Carlos Rosario is more natural looking than the more well-visited beaches on Culebra, with thorns bushes lining the back of the beach, and rocks and ocean debris in the sand. The water, though, is cool, calm, and clear.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

Playa Carlos Rosario offers a calm and peaceful environment, thanks to the fact that the location that surrounds the beach won't be overly crowded.

What's Nearby


Set on the West coast of Isla de Culebra; this area boasts other attractions such as Flemenco Tank, which is only a short distance away, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Culebra Museum. This museum is located only a brief cab ride away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Carlos Rosario
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Flemenco Tank Historical Site 0.3 mi. ESE Isla de Culebra
Culebra Museum Museum 3.4 mi. SE Isla de Culebra
Culebra Museum of History Museum 3.6 mi. SE Isla de Culebra
Culebrita Lighthouse Lighthouse 6.7 mi. E Culebrita

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Culebra Pueblo, a town which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of hotel rooms within a car's reach. A list of the closest options can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Playa Carlos Rosario
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Culebra Beach Villas 1.0 mi. SE Hotel
Palmetto Guest House 2.4 mi. SE Guest house
Casa Ensenada Waterfront Guesthouse 2.8 mi. SE Hotel
Vigias Guest House 2.9 mi. SE Hotel
World of Kokomo Hotel 3.0 mi. SE Hotel
Posada La Hamaca 3.0 mi. SE B & B
Mamacitas Guesthouse 3.0 mi. SE Hotel
Villa Bohemeac 3.1 mi. SE Hotel
Club Seabourne Boutique Hotel 4.1 mi. SE Hotel


When you're starving for a midday meal, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the nearest restaurants is El Meson de Goyita. The restaurant offers a menu of Creole food. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Playa Carlos Rosario
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
El Meson de Goyita (787) 206-9028 Creole Very Casual 0.7 mi. SE
Café Delizioso -- Italian -- 2.4 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 -- -- 2.7 mi. SE
Pan Deli (787) 402-3510 -- -- 2.9 mi. SE
Zaco's Tacos (787) 742-0243 Mexican Very Casual 2.9 mi. SE
Heather's Pizza (787) 742-3175 Italian -- 2.9 mi. SE

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover on Isla de Culebra, of course, so Playa Carlos Rosario is just one of your options.

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

Perhaps Playa Carlos Rosario is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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