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Flamenco Beach (Playa Flamenco) Tours

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Flamenco Beach (Playa Flamenco)

Forested white-sand beaches and sapphire-blue water make Flamenco Beach (Playa Flamenco) as picturesque as a Caribbean postcard. Hidden away on the island of Culebra, just off the coast of Puerto Rico, Flamenco is a hot spot for water adventures. With its colorful aquatic life, beachside bars serving up cocktails, and flamingo-filled lagoons, this strip of sand provides an ideal day trip for those looking to go beyond the bustle of San Juan.


The Basics

Beach bums can spend a day at Flamenco Beach sinking their toes into sugar-like sand and splashing in the waves, taking breaks to order smoothies or piña coladas from waterfront food stands. Those looking for more adventure can rent snorkel gear to explore Flamenco’s highly regarded coral reefs and observe underwater creatures such as parrot fish and sea turtles. High-speed catamaran cruises run from Fajardo, Isla Verde, and San Juan, often stopping at nearby Culebrita Beach, Playa Tortuga, or the other La Cordillera Islands. Guided tours make it easy to access the gear needed for a good time, while ensuring access to Culebra’s picture-perfect sights. 


Things to Know Before You Go

  • Facilities at the beach include showers, restrooms, lockers, and picnic tables, as well as a selection of kiosks and beach bars.
  • Beach chairs and umbrellas are available for rent.


How to Get There

Flamenco Beach is located on the northwestern shore of Culebra Island, about 17 miles (27 kilometers) east of mainland Puerto Rico. Ferries leave Fajardo (about a 90-minute drive from San Juan) for Culebra several times a day and take about 90 minutes; plan to arrive several hours before your desired departure. For a smoother trip, take a 30-minute flight from Isle Grande Airport just outside San Juan. If visiting Playa Flamenco directly from Culebra Harbor or the airport, take a taxi or rent a car to access the beach. Book a guided tour to have all the logistics handled for you.


When to Get There

Flamenco Beach is busiest in winter and spring, when it’s best to visit on a weekday or arrive early to avoid crowds. The Caribbean waters are warm year-round, and although low season visitors can enjoy fewer crowds and cheaper prices, visiting during hurricane season (June through November) means boats might be canceled due to weather.  


Beach Brigade 

The US Navy used Flamenco Beach as a practice ground from just before World War II until the 1970s. A pair of old US army tanks remain, abandoned on the northern edge of the beach. A reminder of Puerto Rico's military past, the rusted tanks have become something of a local landmark, spruced up with colorful graffiti, most notably a swirling green and yellow design painted by local artist Jorge Acevedo.

Address: Culebra, Puerto Rico
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Ferry Day Trip Culebra Island from San JuanDay Trips

Ferry Day Trip Culebra Island from San Juan

Experience a Full Day Beach Hopping Tour with Snorkeling at Beautiful Tamarindo Beach & visiting World-Famous Flamenco Beach. Our Culebra Full Day Trip will be the highlight of your vacation. Chance to swim with sea turtles and vibrant marine wildlife. Explore the true secrets of Puerto Rico! Culebra Island is a snorkeler’s paradise. The clearest waters, white sand beaches, and a great variety of sea life. Snorkeling in Culebra has no comparison! Forget about the hard planning to get to Culebra Island, we make it simple for you. We offer the only Full Day Trip to Culebra Island with Round Trip Transportation from San Juan and Land Transfers in Culebra. Please Note: This ferry trip takes a minimum of 6 people to operate. If the tour does not reach this minimum then it can be rescheduled or canceled!
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Aquafari Flight Tour Culebra Island from San JuanDay Trips

Aquafari Flight Tour Culebra Island from San Juan

The Culebra Island AQUAFARI is a Kayaking, Beach Exploration and Snorkeling Tour You'll Never Forget! Travel Like a VIP, Get There in Just 30 Mins. from San Juan + Enjoy Amazing Aerial Views of the North & East Cost of Puerto Rico. Explore the true secrets of Puerto Rico! Our Aquafari is one of our most impressive excursions. Culebra Island is a snorkeler’s paradise. The clearest waters, white sand beaches, and a great variety of sea life. Snorkeling in Culebra has no comparison! Discover why kayaking and snorkeling in Culebra is so unique. Our journey starts at Tamarindo Beach. You will kayak through turquoise water and craggy shorelines to the world-famous Flamenco Beach. Enjoy two snorkeling sessions at the Luis Peña Reserve. Swim with turtles and snorkel through vibrant coral gardens. Our Culebra Aquafari Full Day Trip will be the highlight of your vacation. Choose the Culebra snorkeling tour that better fits your needs.
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Ferry Aquafari Tour Culebra Island from San JuanDay Trips

Ferry Aquafari Tour Culebra Island from San Juan

The Culebra Island AQUAFARI is a Kayaking, Beach Exploration and Snorkeling Tour You'll Never Forget! Explore the true secrets of Puerto Rico! Our Aquafari is one of our most impressive excursions. Culebra Island is a snorkeler’s paradise. The clearest waters, white sand beaches, and a great variety of sea life. Snorkeling in Culebra has no comparison! Discover why kayaking and snorkeling in Culebra is so unique. Our journey starts at Tamarindo Beach. You will kayak through turquoise water and craggy shorelines to the world-famous Flamenco Beach. Enjoy two snorkeling sessions at the Luis Peña Reserve. Swim with turtles and snorkel through vibrant coral gardens. Our Culebra Aquafari Full Day Trip will be the highlight of your vacation. Choose the Culebra snorkeling tour that better fits your needs.
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