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.

Set near the heart of the island of Isla de Culebra, Playa Resaca is on the North West edge of the island, You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying nearby. Playa Resaca is one of those beaches that never gets too crowded, even though its not far from some of Puerto Rico's best hotspots.

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.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North West coast of Isla de Culebra. It is near some interesting sites like Flemenco Tank, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of a few local attractions.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Culebra Museum, a lovely museum found just a short distance away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

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

Playa Resaca is near Culebra Pueblo, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. The nearby town of Culebra Pueblo is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— 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 from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of hotels within a car's reach. A list of the closest choices can be viewed 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


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to visit a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, within a reachable distance. One of the closest places to eat is El Meson de Goyita. This restaurant offers a menu of Creole cuisine. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

A few nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

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

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

Another option worth considering is Playa de Sardinas, located within a short distance.

While Puerto Rico has many alluring attractions, visiting Playa Resaca or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Puerto Rico even more memorable.


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