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 island of Isla de Culebra, You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach in Puerto Rico should give Playa Punta de Soldado a try. It's not one of the beaches that's always brimming with visitors, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

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, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Isla de Culebra. It's located near Culebra Museum of History, which is one of a few local attractions.

Historical attractions like Flemenco Tank provide the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Playa Punta de Soldado, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Puerto Rico's past, without having to stray too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this coastline is located four and a half miles to the northwest of this historical destination.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are found 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

Playa Punta de Soldado is very close to Culebra Pueblo, so exploring the city is a convenient option. The nearby town of Culebra Pueblo is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


How many other people you encounter at Playa Punta de Soldado will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may meet guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of places to stay within driving distance. Some of the closest possibilities are seen in the following table.

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


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to try a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into Puerto Rico's specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the closest restaurants is Gio by Gio. The restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Playa Punta de Soldado
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Gio by Gio (787) 742-0535 Caribbean Informal 0.6 mi. N
Dakity Restaurant (787) 278-5100 Caribbean Informal 0.6 mi. N
Shipwreck Bar and Grill Bahia Marina (787) 278-5100 Caribbean Very Casual 0.6 mi. N
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 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, Playa Punta de Soldado is just one of many beaches you might like on Isla de Culebra.

You might also want to visit Playa Manzanilla, located within a short distance.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Puerto Rico, and Playa Punta de Soldado is just one of the many options.


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