Playa de Sardinas

Playa de Sardinas is set on the southwest coast of Isla de Culebra, nearby several hotel properties. While this means it is one of the busier beaches on Culebra, it is still quite secluded compared to the main island of Puerto Rico's more popular beaches.

Located on the island of Isla de Culebra, Playa de Sardinas is on the South West coast of the island, You might want whether or not you're staying nearby. Active, fun-seeking vacationers might like this beach because of its urban location. In fact, Playa de Sardinas is probably a great fit for guests of nearby hotels, and those who don't mind large groups of people.

How to Access The Beach

Playa de Sardinas is located off Highways 252.

Amenities and Ambiance

The shores of Playa de Sardinas are powdered with soft white sand and lined with trees that block views of the nearby buildings and roads. The beach takes the shape of a horseshoe and enjoys clear turquoise waters.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Keep in mind that the region in which Playa de Sardinas is located is a popular spot, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Positioned on the South West coast of Isla de Culebra; it's located near attractions like Culebra Museum, which is pretty close, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

History-focused attractions such as Flemenco Tank are a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Playa de Sardinas, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Puerto Rico, without straying too far from the coastline. In fact, this shore is fairly close to this site of historical significance.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa de Sardinas
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Culebra Museum Museum 1.8 mi. E Isla de Culebra
Culebra Museum of History Museum 1.9 mi. E Isla de Culebra
Flemenco Tank Historical Site 2.3 mi. NNW Isla de Culebra
Culebrita Lighthouse Lighthouse 5.4 mi. E Culebrita

Cities and Towns

Playa de Sardinas is in the Culebra Pueblo area, so a trip into the city is a definite option. The closest town is Culebra Pueblo, which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


How many other people you encounter at Playa de Sardinas will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a good amount of lodgings within a car's reach. A few of the more convenient possibilities are seen in the following table.

Accommodations near Playa de Sardinas
Hotel Distance Direction Type
World of Kokomo Hotel 0.5 mi. E Hotel
Casa Ensenada Waterfront Guesthouse 0.5 mi. E Hotel
Palmetto Guest House 0.6 mi. NE Guest house
Mamacitas Guesthouse 0.6 mi. E Hotel
Posada La Hamaca 0.6 mi. E B & B
Villa Bohemeac 0.7 mi. E Hotel
Vigias Guest House 1.3 mi. NE Hotel
Club Seabourne Boutique Hotel 1.6 mi. SE Hotel
Culebra Beach Villas 1.8 mi. N Hotel


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to visit an area restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. Heather's Pizza is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant offers a menu of Italian cuisine. Many guests rave about their pizza. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's only a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Playa de Sardinas
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Heather's Pizza (787) 742-3175 Italian -- 0.5 mi. E
The Spot (787) 726-7993 Bistro -- 0.5 mi. E
El Batey Bar de Papa (787) 742-3828 -- -- 0.5 mi. ENE
Pan Deli (787) 402-3510 -- -- 0.6 mi. E
Zaco's Tacos (787) 742-0243 Mexican Very Casual 0.6 mi. E
Mamacitas Restaurant (787) 742-0090 Caribbean, Fusion Very Casual 0.6 mi. E
El Eden (787) 742-0509 Caribbean, International -- 0.7 mi. E
Café Delizioso -- Italian -- 0.7 mi. NE
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 plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Isla de Culebra, so if Playa de Sardinas doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Travelers may also want to consider Playa Manzanilla, which is located reasonably close-by, which means a short ride in a taxi should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

Puerto Rico has a lot to offer its visitors, but Playa de Sardinas is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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