Playa Punta de Soldado

Located on the southwest corner of Isla de Culebra, this beach is one of the island's favorites. It is easily accessible, great for beach combing, and even better for snorkeling. If you plan to visit Culebra on your Puerto Rican vacation, a day at Playa Punta de Soldado is one not wasted.

Situated on the southern coast of the island of Isla de Culebra, You might want regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Playa Punta de Soldado stands out from other beaches because it's the ideal location for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Most other beaches in Puerto Rico may be just as breezy and refreshing, but tend to be busier since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in town.

How to Access The Beach
The road leading to Playa Punta Soldado is reminiscent of a desert, lined with sandy dirt and cacti. An all-terrain vehicle is recommended.

Amenities and Ambiance

The road leading up to Playa Punta de Soldado opens to a crescent shaped bay of shimmering turquoise waters. The beach is lined with brush and covered in rocks, shells, and coral washed ashore from the surrounding reef. On a clear day, you can see the island of Vieques and the main island of Puerto Rico from the shore.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. The water in the area is fit for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the South coast of Isla de Culebra; the area is home to other attractions such as Culebra Museum of History, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

History-focused attractions such as Flemenco Tank are a great compliment to the natural beauty of Playa Punta de Soldado, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Puerto Rico, without having to stray too far from the beach. Actually, this shore will be found a quick taxi trip away from this site of historical significance.

Beaches are a great attraction to 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 Punta de Soldado
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Culebra Museum of History Museum 1.9 mi. N Isla de Culebra
Culebra Museum Museum 2.0 mi. N Isla de Culebra
Flemenco Tank Historical Site 4.4 mi. NW Isla de Culebra
Culebrita Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.5 mi. ENE Culebrita

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Culebra Pueblo, which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Playa Punta de Soldado will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of hotel rooms within a car's reach. Some of the closest choices have been displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Playa Punta de Soldado
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Club Seabourne Boutique Hotel 0.6 mi. N Hotel
Villa Bohemeac 1.6 mi. NNW Hotel
Mamacitas Guesthouse 1.7 mi. NW Hotel
Posada La Hamaca 1.7 mi. NW B & B
World of Kokomo Hotel 1.7 mi. NW Hotel
Casa Ensenada Waterfront Guesthouse 1.8 mi. NW Hotel
Vigias Guest House 2.2 mi. N Hotel
Palmetto Guest House 2.2 mi. NW Guest house
Culebra Beach Villas 3.7 mi. NW Hotel

Food

When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the nearest restaurants is Restaurant Guava. This restaurant features eclectic food. Visitors often rave about their chicken and seafood. 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.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Playa Punta de Soldado
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Restaurant Guava (787) 742-3169 Eclectic Informal 0.6 mi. N
El Eden (787) 742-0509 Caribbean, International -- 1.6 mi. NW
Mamacitas Restaurant (787) 742-0090 Caribbean, Fusion Very Casual 1.7 mi. NW
The Spot (787) 726-7993 Bistro -- 1.7 mi. NW
Heather's Pizza (787) 742-3175 Italian -- 1.7 mi. NW
Pan Deli (787) 402-3510 -- -- 1.7 mi. NW
Zaco's Tacos (787) 742-0243 Mexican Very Casual 1.7 mi. NW
El Batey Bar de Papa (787) 742-3828 -- -- 2.0 mi. NW
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

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Playa Punta de Soldado.

You may also want to consider Playa Manzanilla, located two miles away.

Puerto Rico has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and dropping by Playa Punta de Soldado is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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