Playa Resaca

Located within one of the natural areas of Culebra, Playa Resaca has the appearance of an untouched pristine beach. Encased by two cliffs, the waves at the beach can get a little rough, with waters being funneled into the cove. However, this makes the beach a perfect place to listen to the waves or have fun in the water, as being knocked over by a wave is part of the fun here.

Located just outside the heart of the island of Isla de Culebra, Playa Resaca is on the North West coast of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Playa Resaca is one of those beaches that is not an overly crowded, even though it's central to many of the area's urban amenities.

How to Access The Beach

Located just north of the airport, Playa Resaca is both easy to find and to get to.

Amenities and Ambiance

As the forest is protected on Culebra, nature rules in the area. Visitors to the beach will be travelling down paths encased by dense trees and and will should expect to hike a little as well.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the North West coast of Isla de Culebra. It is near some interesting sites like Flemenco Tank, which is seen a mile to the west, and it is one of a number of favorite local destinations.

If you're interested in mixing a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Culebra Museum. This museum is located two miles away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Resaca
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Flemenco Tank Historical Site 1.1 mi. W Isla de Culebra
Culebra Museum Museum 2.1 mi. SE Isla de Culebra
Culebra Museum of History Museum 2.3 mi. SE Isla de Culebra
Culebrita Lighthouse Lighthouse 5.4 mi. E Culebrita

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Culebra Pueblo, a town which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. Playa Resaca is not located near many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of hotels a car ride away. A few of the more convenient options are displayed in the following list.

Accommodations near Playa Resaca
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Culebra Beach Villas 0.6 mi. WSW Hotel
Palmetto Guest House 1.5 mi. S Guest house
Vigias Guest House 1.6 mi. SE Hotel
Casa Ensenada Waterfront Guesthouse 1.9 mi. S Hotel
Posada La Hamaca 2.1 mi. S B & B
Mamacitas Guesthouse 2.1 mi. S Hotel
Villa Bohemeac 2.1 mi. S Hotel
World of Kokomo Hotel 2.1 mi. S Hotel
Club Seabourne Boutique Hotel 3.0 mi. SSE Hotel


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the closest restaurants is El Meson de Goyita. This restaurant offers a menu of Creole cuisine. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's just a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Playa Resaca
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
El Meson de Goyita (787) 206-9028 Creole Very Casual 0.9 mi. W
Café Delizioso -- Italian -- 1.4 mi. S
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 -- -- -- --
El Batey Bar de Papa (787) 742-3828 -- -- 1.7 mi. S
Zaco's Tacos (787) 742-0243 Mexican Very Casual 2.0 mi. S
Pan Deli (787) 402-3510 -- -- 2.0 mi. S
The Spot (787) 726-7993 Bistro -- 2.0 mi. S

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have plenty of other choices on Isla de Culebra besides Playa Resaca.

Vacationers may also want to visit Playa de Sardinas, located only a short distance away.

Puerto Rico has plenty to offer its visitors, and dropping by Playa Resaca is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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