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.

Located on the island of Isla de Culebra, You might want regardless of whether you're staying nearby. If you plan to sunbathe or take a nap on a fairly secluded beach, you should check out Playa Carlos Rosario, a pretty, but less popular part of the coast.

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, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration.

If you usually favor sunny days that offer a relaxing experience, then you should enjoy Playa Carlos Rosario; it is hidden away within a less urban area of Isla de Culebra.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the West coast of Isla de Culebra. It is near some interesting sites like Flemenco Tank, which is situated a quarter mile to the east-southeast, and it is one of the local attractions.

If you're interested in combining a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Culebra Museum. This museum is located a short cab ride away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else 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

Culebra Pueblo is nearby and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


How many other people you encounter at Playa Carlos Rosario will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may meet visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers will find a good selection of hotels and resorts to pick from in the area that encircles the beach. The closest of which have been listed 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


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is El Meson de Goyita. This restaurant has Creole cuisine. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown below.

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

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Isla de Culebra besides Playa Carlos Rosario.

You may also enjoy Playa de Sardinas, which is located within a short distance.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Puerto Rico, but taking a swim at Playa Carlos Rosario is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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