Playa Cayo Norte

With absolute privacy and views of Culebra's north coast, Playa Cayo is a spot of choice for anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of busier beaches. The beach also serves as a great starting point for exploring the island of Cayo Norte, full of abandoned buildings and undisturbed nature.

Located on the island of Cayo Norte, 2.6 miles east-northeast of Isla de Culebra, Playa Cayo Norte is on the East coast of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. This beach is not just a tropical beauty, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in Puerto Rico. While Playa Cayo Norte may be a bit off the beaten path, it allows you to relax without being bothered by the noise of the crowds.

How to Access The Beach

The beach is located on an island with no modern development. To reach the island, Cayo Norte, you will need to take a boat.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

If you choose beaches that offer visitors a calm experience, then a good choice for you is Playa Cayo Norte; it is hidden away within a less urbanized area of the region.

What's Nearby


Found on the East coast of Cayo Norte; the area hosts attractions such as Culebrita Lighthouse, which is two and a half miles to the southeast of this spot.

To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Culebra Museum of History (one of the closest to Playa Cayo Norte) offer a fun learning experience and help visitors understand Puerto Rico's interesting past.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Puerto Rico. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Cayo Norte
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Culebrita Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.3 mi. SE Culebrita
Culebra Museum of History Museum 2.4 mi. SW Isla de Culebra
Culebra Museum Museum 2.4 mi. SW Isla de Culebra
Flemenco Tank Historical Site 4.4 mi. W Isla de Culebra

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Culebra Pueblo is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Playa Cayo Norte is not near very many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers will find a nice selection of rooming options to choose from in the vicinity of the beach. The most convenient of which can be viewed below.

Accommodations near Playa Cayo Norte
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Vigias Guest House 2.7 mi. SW Hotel
Villa Bohemeac 3.5 mi. SW Hotel
Palmetto Guest House 3.5 mi. WSW Guest house
Casa Ensenada Waterfront Guesthouse 3.6 mi. SW Hotel
Posada La Hamaca 3.6 mi. SW B & B
Mamacitas Guesthouse 3.6 mi. SW Hotel
Club Seabourne Boutique Hotel 3.7 mi. SW Hotel
World of Kokomo Hotel 3.7 mi. SW Hotel
Culebra Beach Villas 3.9 mi. W Hotel


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest restaurants is Cafe Isola.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Playa Cayo Norte
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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 -- -- -- --
Café Delizioso -- Italian -- 3.4 mi. WSW
Dakity Restaurant (787) 278-5100 Caribbean Informal 3.5 mi. SW
Shipwreck Bar and Grill Bahia Marina (787) 278-5100 Caribbean Very Casual 3.5 mi. SW
El Batey Bar de Papa (787) 742-3828 -- -- 3.5 mi. SW
Zaco's Tacos (787) 742-0243 Mexican Very Casual 3.5 mi. SW
Gio by Gio (787) 742-0535 Caribbean Informal 3.6 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Playa Cayo Norte is just one of many beaches you can visit on Cayo Norte.

Vacationers may also want to visit Playa Manzanilla, which is located three miles away.

Of course, Puerto Rico has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Playa Cayo Norte is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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