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.

Set on the island of Isla de Culebra, You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. It's often said that Playa Punta de Soldado is the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Most other beaches in Puerto Rico may be just as breezy and refreshing, but tend to be more crowded because they border some of the area's most popular resorts.

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, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your equipment if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the South coast of Isla de Culebra; it will be near other attractions like Culebra Museum of History, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you're intrigued by Puerto Rico's history, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Flemenco Tank, which is four and a half miles to the northwest.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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 a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a nice range of booking options to pick from in the vicinity of the beach. The closest of which can be viewed in the table that follows.

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

If you visit the beach around lunchtime you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is Restaurant Guava. The restaurant has eclectic food. They also specialize in chicken and seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining 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

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach on Isla de Culebra will have lots of options besides Playa Punta de Soldado.

Another option worth considering is Playa Manzanilla, located two miles to the east-northeast.

There's plenty to see and do in Puerto Rico, and dropping by Playa Punta de Soldado is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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