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.

Set on the island of Isla de Culebra, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Though not very urbanized, guests frequently find this a destination worthwhile since it's removed from certain noisier areas.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Playa South Beach on the South West coast of Isla de Culebra; this area boasts other attractions such as Flemenco Tank, which is pretty close, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

To some, beaches and museums may seem an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Culebra Museum (positioned three miles away) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new side of Puerto Rico's history.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. Attractions close to this beach can be found 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

Culebra Pueblo is the closest town and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of lodgings within driving distance. A list of the closest options can be viewed in the table below.

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


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you dine at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Puerto Rico's specialty dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the closest places to eat is Heather's Pizza. The restaurant has Italian food. They are also known for serving pizza. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's only a short distance away.

The table below lists nearby restaurant options.

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

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Playa South Beach on Isla de Culebra.

Vacationers may also want to visit Playa de Sardinas, which is located within a short distance.

There's plenty to see and do in Puerto Rico, so visiting Playa South Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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