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.

Positioned on the island of Isla de Culebra, Playa Tamarindo is on the West coast of the island, You might want even if you aren't staying nearby. Puerto Rico's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, but you'll find Playa Tamarindo to be a little calmer than most, making it a good pick for those of you who want to stay away from big crowds, but still get the most out of their beach visit.

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, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

Since Playa Tamarindo can be found in a popular area that can get crowded, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the West coast of Isla de Culebra. It is close to Flemenco Tank, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is one of the attractions in the area.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Culebra Museum. This museum is located only a brief walk or taxi ride away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If you can't wait to see as many of Puerto Rico's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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

The nearby town of Culebra Pueblo is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may meet guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a good amount of hotel rooms within a car's reach. A list of the closest options can be viewed 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


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is El Meson de Goyita. This restaurant offers a menu of Creole food. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurants are shown 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

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach on Isla de Culebra will have lots of options besides Playa Tamarindo.

You might also want to visit Playa de Sardinas, located within a couple of miles.

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 keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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