Playa Luis Pena

A well known kayaking spot, Playa Luis Pena's clear calm ocean is the perfect shove off point for anyone looking to explore the tropical waters of Puerto Rico. Don't worry if you're not into kayaking though, this beautiful beach works just fine for sun-tanning and swimming.

Located on the island of Isla de Culebra, You might want even if you aren't staying very close. Travelers in search of a tranquil, secluded setting might really enjoy an afternoon at Playa Luis Pena.

How to Access The Beach
With no development on the island, the only way to get to Playa Luis Pena is via watercraft.

Amenities and Ambiance

Located just off the coast of Culebra and in a cove, Playa Luis Pena is well protected from the rough waters that can be in the are, making it a great beach for swimming and playing in the water. Land landlubbers can also explore the natural island, as much of it is untouched. Just be care, while it is not a large island, the dense fores is easy to get lost in.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the West coast of Isla de Culebra; the area is home to other attractions such as Flemenco Tank, which is a mile and a half to the north-northeast.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Culebra Museum. This museum is located only a short taxi ride away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Luis Pena
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Flemenco Tank Historical Site 1.8 mi. NNE Isla de Culebra
Culebra Museum Museum 3.3 mi. E Isla de Culebra
Culebra Museum of History Museum 3.5 mi. E Isla de Culebra
Culebrita Lighthouse Lighthouse 7.0 mi. E Culebrita

Cities and Towns

Playa Luis Pena is near Culebra Pueblo, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. The nearby town of Culebra Pueblo is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good amount of places to stay which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient possibilities can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Playa Luis Pena
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Culebra Beach Villas 1.7 mi. NE Hotel
Palmetto Guest House 1.9 mi. E Guest house
Casa Ensenada Waterfront Guesthouse 2.2 mi. E Hotel
World of Kokomo Hotel 2.2 mi. ESE Hotel
Mamacitas Guesthouse 2.3 mi. E Hotel
Posada La Hamaca 2.3 mi. E B & B
Villa Bohemeac 2.4 mi. E Hotel
Vigias Guest House 2.8 mi. E Hotel
Club Seabourne Boutique Hotel 3.2 mi. ESE Hotel


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest restaurants is El Meson de Goyita. The restaurant serves Creole food. 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 restaurant options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Playa Luis Pena
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
El Meson de Goyita (787) 206-9028 Creole Very Casual 1.5 mi. NE
Café Delizioso -- Italian -- 2.0 mi. E
El Batey Bar de Papa (787) 742-3828 -- -- 2.1 mi. E
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 -- -- -- --
Heather's Pizza (787) 742-3175 Italian -- 2.2 mi. E
The Spot (787) 726-7993 Bistro -- 2.2 mi. E
Pan Deli (787) 402-3510 -- -- 2.2 mi. E

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Isla de Culebra, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Travelers may also want to consider Playa de Sardinas, which is located within a short distance.

Maybe Playa Luis Pena is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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