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 near the center of the island of Isla de Culebra, Playa Resaca is on the North West coast of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Even though you won't find a bustling urban center here, many folks still find this a great destination as it attracts those looking for easygoing atmosphere.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Playa Resaca on the North West coast of Isla de Culebra; it's located near attractions like Flemenco Tank, which is not very far away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Culebra Museum, a lovely museum found just a short taxi trip or walk away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

The beach is one type of attraction you can 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 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

Culebra Pueblo is the closest town and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests from some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a nice variety of rooming options to choose from in the area that surrounds the beach. The most convenient of which have been listed in the table that follows.

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


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to try a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into Puerto Rico's specialty dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest places to eat is El Meson de Goyita. This restaurant serves Creole food. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below lists nearby restaurants.

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.

Another option worth considering is Playa de Sardinas, which is located only a short distance away.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Playa Resaca is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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