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.

Positioned near the middle of the island of Isla de Culebra, Playa de Cascajo is on the South coast of the island, You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Many of the beaches in Puerto Rico are quiet and secluded, but Playa de Cascajo is a little different. You'll still find it has a calm, serene mood, but you can visit without having to be too far removed from the city's activity.

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, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Since Playa de Cascajo is found within an area popular among tourist, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Playa de Cascajo on the South coast of Isla de Culebra; it's located near attractions like Culebra Museum, which is only a short distance away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

Historical attractions like Flemenco Tank provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Playa de Cascajo, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Puerto Rico's past, without venturing too far from the coast. Actually, this site can be found three miles from this place of historical significance.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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 you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Culebra Pueblo is nearby and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of lodgings within a car's reach. Some of the closest choices are seen in the list 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


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. El Eden is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has both Caribbean and International cuisines. Visitors often rave about their sandwiches and seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

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

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Isla de Culebra, and Playa de Cascajo is just one option.

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

You may find that Playa de Cascajo is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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