Playa de Cascajo

Playa de Cascajo is located on the southwest coast of Isla de Culebra. Although sunbathing and swimming are both popular pastimes here, what the beach is particularly known for is its awesome bird watching opportunities.

Located on the island of Isla de Culebra, Playa de Cascajo is on the South edge of the island, You might want regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. It's often said that Playa de Cascajo is one of the best spots for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Many of the other beaches in Puerto Rico offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but are usually more crowded since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in town.

How to Access The Beach
Playa de Cascajo is accessible from a number of dirt roads that snake through the forest.

Amenities and Ambiance

Playa de Cascajo is edged by verdant forestry and features coral filled turquoise waters and tan colored sand.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Since Playa de Cascajo happens to be found inside a relatively urbanized region, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Playa de Cascajo is on the South coast of Isla de Culebra; it's located near attractions like Culebra Museum, which is a mile and a half away.

If you're intrigued by Puerto Rico's history, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For instance, nearby is Flemenco Tank, which is three miles to the north-northwest.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa de Cascajo
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Culebra Museum Museum 1.5 mi. NE Isla de Culebra
Culebra Museum of History Museum 1.5 mi. NE Isla de Culebra
Flemenco Tank Historical Site 3.2 mi. NNW Isla de Culebra
Culebrita Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.9 mi. E Culebrita

Cities and Towns

Playa de Cascajo is near Culebra Pueblo, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Culebra Pueblo is nearby and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it can attract visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

Guests will find a fairly wide assortment of hotels to choose from in the area surrounding Playa de Cascajo. The closest of which are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Playa de Cascajo
Hotel Distance Direction Type
World of Kokomo Hotel 0.5 mi. NNW Hotel
Villa Bohemeac 0.5 mi. N Hotel
Mamacitas Guesthouse 0.5 mi. N Hotel
Posada La Hamaca 0.5 mi. N B & B
Club Seabourne Boutique Hotel 0.7 mi. ESE Hotel
Casa Ensenada Waterfront Guesthouse 0.7 mi. N Hotel
Palmetto Guest House 1.1 mi. NNW Guest house
Vigias Guest House 1.3 mi. NNE Hotel
Culebra Beach Villas 2.5 mi. NNW Hotel


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is El Eden. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and International cuisines. Visitors often rave about their sandwiches and seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Playa de Cascajo
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
El Eden (787) 742-0509 Caribbean, International -- 0.4 mi. N
Mamacitas Restaurant (787) 742-0090 Caribbean, Fusion Very Casual 0.5 mi. N
Heather's Pizza (787) 742-3175 Italian -- 0.6 mi. NNW
The Spot (787) 726-7993 Bistro -- 0.6 mi. NNW
Pan Deli (787) 402-3510 -- -- 0.6 mi. N
Zaco's Tacos (787) 742-0243 Mexican Very Casual 0.6 mi. N
Restaurant Guava (787) 742-3169 Eclectic Informal 0.7 mi. ESE
El Batey Bar de Papa (787) 742-3828 -- -- 0.9 mi. N
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 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

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

You might also want to visit Playa de Sardinas, located less than a mile away.

Perhaps Playa de Cascajo is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Puerto Rico you might like.


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