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 even if you are not staying nearby. Playa de Cascajo stands out from other beaches because it's perfect for escaping the hustle of Puerto Rico's urban areas. Many of the other beaches you'll come across in Puerto Rico may be just as refreshing as Playa de Cascajo, but tend to be busier since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

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, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Since Playa de Cascajo happens to be located in an area popular among tourist, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South coast of Isla de Culebra. Culebra Museum is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of a number of popular spots in the area.

If you want to learn more about the history of Puerto Rico, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For instance, nearby is Flemenco Tank, which is only a brief cab ride away.

If a visit to the Playa de Cascajo isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

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

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 people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. Playa de Cascajo is not located near many major hotels, but you may see guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

There is a decent selection of booking options to pick from close to the beach. The most accessible of which can be seen 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


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you try a nearby restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without going too far from the coast. El Eden is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their sandwiches and seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby dining options are shown below.

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
Gio by Gio (787) 742-0535 Caribbean Informal 0.9 mi. ESE
Dakity Restaurant (787) 278-5100 Caribbean Informal 0.9 mi. ESE
Shipwreck Bar and Grill Bahia Marina (787) 278-5100 Caribbean Very Casual 0.9 mi. ESE
Cafe Isola (787) 742-0203 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Isla de Culebra has several beautiful beaches, and Playa de Cascajo is just one option.

You may also enjoy Playa de Sardinas, located less than a mile to the northwest.

Maybe Playa de Cascajo is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Puerto Rico you might like.


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