Playa South Beach

Off the coast of the small island of Culebra is an even smaller uninhabited island called Cayo Luis Peña; here is where Playa South Beach lies. Visitors are allowed on the beach during the day for sunning, swimming, sailing, and snorkeling, but must return to Culebra at night.

Positioned on the island of Isla de Culebra, You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Though not very urbanized, tourists frequently choose this beach as a way to find some peace and quiet.

How to Access The Beach
Playa South Beach is accessible only by private water taxi.

Amenities and Ambiance

Playa South Beach is lined with trees. The sand is tan, the waters are turquoise, and the reef is located just off shore.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


Playa South Beach is on the South West coast of Isla de Culebra. It's located near Flemenco Tank, which is found two and a half miles to the north, and it is one of the attractions in the region.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Culebra Museum. This museum is located three miles away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa South Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Flemenco Tank Historical Site 2.5 mi. N Isla de Culebra
Culebra Museum Museum 3.2 mi. E Isla de Culebra
Culebra Museum of History Museum 3.3 mi. E Isla de Culebra
Culebrita Lighthouse Lighthouse 6.9 mi. E Culebrita

Cities and Towns

Playa South Beach is in the Culebra Pueblo area, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. The city of Culebra Pueblo is close-by and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may see guests from some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a decent number of hotels which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest choices have been displayed in the following table.

Accommodations near Playa South Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Palmetto Guest House 1.9 mi. ENE Guest house
World of Kokomo Hotel 1.9 mi. E Hotel
Casa Ensenada Waterfront Guesthouse 2.0 mi. E Hotel
Mamacitas Guesthouse 2.0 mi. E Hotel
Posada La Hamaca 2.0 mi. E B & B
Villa Bohemeac 2.1 mi. E Hotel
Culebra Beach Villas 2.2 mi. NNE Hotel
Vigias Guest House 2.7 mi. ENE Hotel
Club Seabourne Boutique Hotel 2.8 mi. E Hotel


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to dine at an area restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the closest restaurants is Heather's Pizza. This restaurant has Italian cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their pizza. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Playa South Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Heather's Pizza (787) 742-3175 Italian -- 1.9 mi. E
The Spot (787) 726-7993 Bistro -- 1.9 mi. E
El Batey Bar de Papa (787) 742-3828 -- -- 2.0 mi. E
Café Delizioso -- Italian -- 2.0 mi. ENE
Pan Deli (787) 402-3510 -- -- 2.0 mi. E
Mamacitas Restaurant (787) 742-0090 Caribbean, Fusion Very Casual 2.0 mi. E
Zaco's Tacos (787) 742-0243 Mexican Very Casual 2.1 mi. E
El Eden (787) 742-0509 Caribbean, International -- 2.1 mi. E
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

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Isla de Culebra besides Playa South Beach worth visiting.

Another location you may want to try is Playa de Sardinas, which is located within a couple of miles.

Puerto Rico has so much to offer, and dropping by Playa South Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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