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.

Set on the island of Isla de Culebra, You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Do you dream of finding a beach tucked into an untouched part of town? Many visitors seek a beach that isn't surrounded by thousands of hotel rooms; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like Playa Larga let you escape people-watchers and rowdy beachgoers.

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

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you happen to choose coasts which offer visitors a calm environment, then you may want to try Playa Larga; it's located within a more rural sector of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Playa Larga is on the South East coast of Isla de Culebra. It's located near Culebrita Lighthouse, which is situated one and a quarter miles away, and it is one of a number of popular spots in the area.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Culebra Museum of History. It's not far from the shores at Playa Larga, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, 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

Not far away you'll find Culebra Pueblo, a town which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it can appeal to guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of hotels a car ride away. Some of the closest options have been displayed in the following table.

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

If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Restaurant Guava. The restaurant serves eclectic food. They're also renowned for their chicken and seafood. The restaurant is not far away, so a brief car or taxi trip is a convenient way to get there.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Playa Larga
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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 -- -- -- --
Susie's Sea Food (787) 742-0574 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Tamarindo's Restaurant (787) 742-0345 -- -- -- --
The Spot (787) 726-7993 Bistro -- 3.7 mi. W

Other Beaches

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

Another option worth considering is Playa Manzanilla, which is located within a short distance.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Puerto Rico, so visiting Playa Larga is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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