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.

Situated near the middle of the island of Isla de Culebra, Playa de Sardinas is on the South West edge of the island, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Located in a heavily traveled area, Playa de Sardinas is a solid option for guests hoping to find an impressive selection of things to do and see.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Be mindful that the area right around Playa de Sardinas is is a much-visited area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Isla de Culebra; this area boasts other attractions such as Culebra Museum, which is not very far away, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

Historical attractions like Flemenco Tank provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Playa de Sardinas, and allow visitors to learn more about Puerto Rico, without having to stray too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this coast is just a walk or cab ride from this destination of historical interest.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

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

The nearby town of Culebra Pueblo is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can appeal to visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent number of hotels which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient options are seen in the table below.

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 dine at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. Heather's Pizza is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has a menu featuring Italian cuisine. They're also renowned for their pizza. 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 restaurants are listed below.

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

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Playa de Sardinas doesn't suit their tastes.

You may also want to consider Playa Manzanilla, which is located three and a half miles to the east.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Puerto Rico, and paying a visit to Playa de Sardinas is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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