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 might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Though not very urbanized, many visitors find this destination worthwhile as it attracts those looking for easygoing atmosphere.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Don't forget that Playa Tamarindo's location is is a much-visited area, so show up early.

What's Nearby


Playa Tamarindo is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the West coast of Isla de Culebra. It's located near Flemenco Tank, which is found one and a quarter miles to the north, and it is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

If you want to mix a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Culebra Museum. This museum is located two and a half miles to the east, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

Playa Tamarindo is close to Culebra Pueblo, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Not far away you'll find Culebra Pueblo, a city which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. Playa Tamarindo is not near very many major hotels, but you may encounter visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of hotel rooms within driving distance. A few of the more convenient options are seen in the following list.

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


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Playa Tamarindo; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest places to eat is El Meson de Goyita. This restaurant offers a menu of Creole food. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurants.

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

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

You may also want to consider Playa de Sardinas, located within a short distance.

Playa Tamarindo could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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