Playa Larga

Located in the more laid back region of Puerto Rico, Playa Larga is the perfect place for those looking just to escape reality for a bit. There may be pretty beaches and those with more amenities, but the long (very long) beach guarantees you a private spot.

Located on the eastern edge of the island of Isla de Culebra, You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Even if you love being in the middle of all the action, there are some perks to visiting a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; secluded parts of the coast like Playa Larga might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

How to Access The Beach

If you are willing to drive down dirt roads, then it is easy to get to Playa Larga. All you have to do is head to the easternmost part of Culebra and you will be at the beach, as it takes up most of the east coast.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline.

If you find that you prefer beach days which grant a quiet place to escape, then you should enjoy Playa Larga; it's hidden away within a much quieter sector of Isla de Culebra.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Set on the South East coast of Isla de Culebra; the area is home to other attractions such as Culebrita Lighthouse, which is one and a quarter miles to the east-northeast.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Culebra Museum of History. It's located relatively close to Playa Larga, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Larga
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Culebrita Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.3 mi. ENE Culebrita
Culebra Museum of History Museum 2.4 mi. W Isla de Culebra
Culebra Museum Museum 2.5 mi. W Isla de Culebra
Flemenco Tank Historical Site 5.5 mi. WNW Isla de Culebra

Cities and Towns

Culebra Pueblo is nearby and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Playa Larga will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may meet guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of hotel rooms within a car's reach. A list of the closest possibilities have been displayed in the following list.

Accommodations near Playa Larga
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Club Seabourne Boutique Hotel 3.1 mi. WSW Hotel
Vigias Guest House 3.1 mi. W Hotel
Villa Bohemeac 3.5 mi. W Hotel
Posada La Hamaca 3.6 mi. W B & B
Mamacitas Guesthouse 3.6 mi. W Hotel
Casa Ensenada Waterfront Guesthouse 3.7 mi. W Hotel
World of Kokomo Hotel 3.7 mi. W Hotel
Palmetto Guest House 3.9 mi. W Guest house
Culebra Beach Villas 4.9 mi. WNW Hotel

Food

When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. Dakity Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean food. Many guests rave about their seafood.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Playa Larga
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Dakity Restaurant (787) 278-5100 Caribbean Informal 2.9 mi. WSW
Shipwreck Bar and Grill Bahia Marina (787) 278-5100 Caribbean Very Casual 2.9 mi. WSW
Gio by Gio (787) 742-0535 Caribbean Informal 2.9 mi. WSW
Restaurant Guava (787) 742-3169 Eclectic Informal 3.1 mi. WSW
El Eden (787) 742-0509 Caribbean, International -- 3.6 mi. W
Zaco's Tacos (787) 742-0243 Mexican Very Casual 3.6 mi. W
Mamacitas Restaurant (787) 742-0090 Caribbean, Fusion Very Casual 3.6 mi. W
Pan Deli (787) 402-3510 -- -- 3.7 mi. W
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, there are more fantastic beaches besides Playa Larga on Isla de Culebra.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Playa Manzanilla, located within a couple of miles.

Of course, Puerto Rico has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Playa Larga is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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