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.

Situated near the heart of 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 might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Playa Cayo Norte stands out from other beaches because it's the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Other nearby beaches in Puerto Rico may be just as refreshing as Playa Cayo Norte, but are usually more crowded because they're frequented by tourists looking for a lively scene.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline.

If you tend to favor coasts that offer visitors an idyllic environment, then you should enjoy Playa Cayo Norte; it's back within a less urbanized section of Cayo Norte.

What's Nearby


Found on the East coast of Cayo Norte; it's located near attractions like Culebrita Lighthouse, which is two and a half miles to the southeast.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Culebra Museum of History, one of the closest museums, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

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

Playa Cayo Norte is in the Culebra Pueblo area, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The nearby town of Culebra Pueblo is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a reasonable selection of hotel rooms a car ride away. A list of the closest possibilities have been displayed in the following table.

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 you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. Cafe Isola is one of the closest eateries.

Some nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

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
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
Mamacitas Restaurant (787) 742-0090 Caribbean, Fusion Very Casual 3.6 mi. SW
Pan Deli (787) 402-3510 -- -- 3.6 mi. SW
El Eden (787) 742-0509 Caribbean, International -- 3.6 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Playa Cayo Norte isn't the only beach worth visitng on Cayo Norte.

Another option worth considering is Playa Manzanilla, located three miles away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Puerto Rico; then again, Playa Cayo Norte is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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