Playa Manzanilla

A peaceful beach a bit out of the way, Playa Manzanilla is a popular choice for people looking just to get away for a while. Visitors will be met with a long beach with views of the ocean and some boats gently rocking off shore.

Positioned on the southeastern coast of the island of Isla de Culebra, You might want even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities may really like a visit to Playa Manzanilla. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it's also not completely secluded.

How to Access The Beach
The first step for anyone wanting to visit the beach is to get to the island of Culebra. Once on the island, it is a little far, but an easy drive to the south east.

Amenities and Ambiance

Playa Manzanilla is marked by the line of tropical trees behind the beach and the calm Caribbean waters that are thanks to the sand bar a bit in front of the cove.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South East coast of Isla de Culebra; it's located near attractions like Culebra Museum of History, which is one of the closest attractions.

Historical attractions like Flemenco Tank offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Playa Manzanilla, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Puerto Rico's past, without straying too far from the coastline. In fact, this shore will be found five miles from this site of historical significance.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Manzanilla
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Culebra Museum of History Museum 1.8 mi. NW Isla de Culebra
Culebra Museum Museum 2.0 mi. NW Isla de Culebra
Culebrita Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.5 mi. NE Culebrita
Flemenco Tank Historical Site 5.1 mi. NW Isla de Culebra

Cities and Towns

The town of Culebra Pueblo is close-by and 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 everything from the time the sun sets to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may meet visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Visitors will find a nice assortment of lodging options to choose from in the area surrounding the beach. The closest of which have been listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Playa Manzanilla
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Club Seabourne Boutique Hotel 2.0 mi. W Hotel
Vigias Guest House 2.6 mi. NW Hotel
Villa Bohemeac 2.7 mi. W Hotel
Posada La Hamaca 2.8 mi. W B & B
Mamacitas Guesthouse 2.8 mi. W Hotel
World of Kokomo Hotel 2.9 mi. W Hotel
Casa Ensenada Waterfront Guesthouse 2.9 mi. W Hotel
Palmetto Guest House 3.2 mi. WNW Guest house
Culebra Beach Villas 4.4 mi. NW Hotel


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Restaurant Guava. This restaurant serves delicious eclectic cuisine. They are also known for their chicken and seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's only a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Playa Manzanilla
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Restaurant Guava (787) 742-3169 Eclectic Informal 2.0 mi. W
El Eden (787) 742-0509 Caribbean, International -- 2.7 mi. W
Mamacitas Restaurant (787) 742-0090 Caribbean, Fusion Very Casual 2.8 mi. W
Zaco's Tacos (787) 742-0243 Mexican Very Casual 2.8 mi. W
Pan Deli (787) 402-3510 -- -- 2.8 mi. W
The Spot (787) 726-7993 Bistro -- 2.9 mi. W
Heather's Pizza (787) 742-3175 Italian -- 2.9 mi. W
El Batey Bar de Papa (787) 742-3828 -- -- 3.0 mi. WNW
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

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Playa Manzanilla.

You might also want to visit Playa de Sardinas, located fairly close-by, which means a short ride in a taxi should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

Puerto Rico offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Playa Manzanilla is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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