Playa Tortuga

Nothing short of an absolutely beautiful beach; the crystal waters, wide views, and tropical landscape wil have you wishing you never had to leave. The entire island of Culebrita has views of Caribbean waters and other islands, and every angle offers wonderful views. As you can probably tell, while you can swim, hike, and sail on this beach, the major draw is the sights.

Located near the heart of the island of Culebrita, Playa Tortuga is on the North East coast of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. When you need to spend the afternoon away from tourist-filled hotspots, you might really enjoy an afternoon at Playa Tortuga.

How to Access The Beach
The only way to reach the beach is via boat or seaplane. It is extremly popular though, and it will be easy to find a tour or charter that will take you here.

Amenities and Ambiance

Making up a cove on the small uninhabited island of Culebrita, Playa Tortuga has some very calm waters. Turn around, and you will be able to hike a while in the center of the island until coming to other beaches.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

If you like coasts that offer an idyllic enclave, then maybe head on over to Playa Tortuga; it is located in a more rural sector of the region.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the North East coast of Culebrita; this area boasts other attractions such as Culebrita Lighthouse, which is a quarter mile to the south.

Historical attractions like Flemenco Tank provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Playa Tortuga, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Puerto Rico's past, without having to go too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this site can be found six and a half miles from this site of historical interest.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Tortuga
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Culebrita Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.3 mi. S Culebrita
Culebra Museum of History Museum 3.6 mi. W Isla de Culebra
Culebra Museum Museum 3.7 mi. W Isla de Culebra
Flemenco Tank Historical Site 6.4 mi. W Isla de Culebra

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Culebra Pueblo is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

There is a good assortment of lodging options to pick from in the area surrounding Playa Tortuga. The most convenient of which are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Playa Tortuga
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Vigias Guest House 4.3 mi. W Hotel
Club Seabourne Boutique Hotel 4.5 mi. WSW Hotel
Villa Bohemeac 4.8 mi. W Hotel
Posada La Hamaca 4.9 mi. W B & B
Mamacitas Guesthouse 4.9 mi. W Hotel
Casa Ensenada Waterfront Guesthouse 5.0 mi. W Hotel
World of Kokomo Hotel 5.0 mi. W Hotel
Palmetto Guest House 5.1 mi. W Guest house
Culebra Beach Villas 5.8 mi. W Hotel


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to eat at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is Restaurant Guava. The restaurant has a menu featuring eclectic food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their chicken and seafood. It'll be found four and a half miles away.

The following table provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Playa Tortuga
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Restaurant Guava (787) 742-3169 Eclectic Informal 4.5 mi. WSW
El Eden (787) 742-0509 Caribbean, International -- 4.9 mi. W
Zaco's Tacos (787) 742-0243 Mexican Very Casual 4.9 mi. W
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 -- -- -- --
Mamacitas Restaurant (787) 742-0090 Caribbean, Fusion Very Casual 4.9 mi. W
Pan Deli (787) 402-3510 -- -- 4.9 mi. W
El Batey Bar de Papa (787) 742-3828 -- -- 5.0 mi. W

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach on Culebrita will have lots of options besides Playa Tortuga.

You may also enjoy Playa Manzanilla, located two and a half miles away.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Puerto Rico, and Playa Tortuga is just one of the many options.


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