Playa Tamarindo

Playa Tamarindo is located on the west coast of Culebra. It is part of the Cayo Luis Peña Natural Reserve and serves as a favorite spot for snorkeling and diving, as well as swimming.

Located on the island of Isla de Culebra, Playa Tamarindo is on the West coast of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Playa Tamarindo is one part of Puerto Rico's coast that doesn't usually get packed with beachgoers, but it's not completely quiet and secluded either.

How to Access The Beach

Take Route 251, turning off just before Flamenco in order to find Playa Tamarindo.

Amenities and Ambiance

Playa Tamarindo stretches for more than a mile of tan colored sand, shells, stones, and broken up coral. The waters are turquoise and relatively calm due to the protective crescent shape of the bay.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so grab some gear if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

Since Playa Tamarindo will be located within a major tourist area, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the West coast of Isla de Culebra. It is near Flemenco Tank, which is located one and a quarter miles away, and it is one of a few attractions close-by.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Culebra Museum. This museum is located two and a half miles away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Tamarindo
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Flemenco Tank Historical Site 1.2 mi. N Isla de Culebra
Culebra Museum Museum 2.3 mi. E Isla de Culebra
Culebra Museum of History Museum 2.5 mi. E Isla de Culebra
Culebrita Lighthouse Lighthouse 5.9 mi. E Culebrita

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Culebra Pueblo, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.


How many other people you encounter at Playa Tamarindo will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of hotel rooms within a car's reach. Some of the closest options are seen in the following table.

Accommodations near Playa Tamarindo
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Culebra Beach Villas 0.7 mi. N Hotel
Palmetto Guest House 1.1 mi. SE Guest house
Casa Ensenada Waterfront Guesthouse 1.5 mi. SE Hotel
World of Kokomo Hotel 1.6 mi. SE Hotel
Mamacitas Guesthouse 1.6 mi. SE Hotel
Posada La Hamaca 1.6 mi. SE B & B
Villa Bohemeac 1.7 mi. SE Hotel
Vigias Guest House 1.7 mi. E Hotel
Club Seabourne Boutique Hotel 2.7 mi. SE Hotel


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you dine at an area restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest restaurants is El Meson de Goyita. This restaurant has Creole cuisine. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's not far off the beach at all.

A few nearby dining options are listed below.

Restaurants near Playa Tamarindo
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
El Meson de Goyita (787) 206-9028 Creole Very Casual 0.8 mi. N
Café Delizioso -- Italian -- 1.0 mi. ESE
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 -- -- 1.3 mi. SE
Heather's Pizza (787) 742-3175 Italian -- 1.5 mi. SE
The Spot (787) 726-7993 Bistro -- 1.5 mi. SE
Pan Deli (787) 402-3510 -- -- 1.5 mi. SE

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover on Isla de Culebra, of course, and Playa Tamarindo is just one option.

You may also enjoy Playa de Sardinas, located one and a quarter miles away.

Puerto Rico has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Playa Tamarindo is just one of the many options.


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