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.

Set on the island of Isla de Culebra, Playa de Sardinas is on the South West coast of the island, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying very close. Travelers who want to avoid long taxi rides will find that Playa de Sardinas is a good choice for them. The area surrounding this beach has so much to offer because it is located in a pretty major tourist area.

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, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Since Playa de Sardinas is of course found within a commonly visited area, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Playa de Sardinas on the South West coast of Isla de Culebra; this area boasts other attractions such as Culebra Museum, which is a mile and a half to the east.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Puerto Rico, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. For instance, nearby is Flemenco Tank, which is two and a half miles away.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Puerto Rico. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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 in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how packed the nearby hotels are. Playa de Sardinas is not near very many major hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Visitors will find a pretty nice variety of rooming options to pick from in the area surrounding the beach. The closest of which can be seen 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


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to dine at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to go far. One of the nearest places to eat is Heather's Pizza. This restaurant has Italian cuisine. They are also known for their pizza. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's only a short distance away.

A few nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

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 multiple beaches to discover on Isla de Culebra, of course, so if Playa de Sardinas doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You might also want to visit Playa Manzanilla, which is located three and a half miles away.

Puerto Rico has plenty to offer its visitors, and Playa de Sardinas offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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