Punta Soldado


On the southwestern tip of the island, Punta Soldado has a rocky beach perfect for exploring. The water is calm and clear and filled with healthy coral, also making it a great spot for snorkeling – turtles and puffer fish are often sighted here. Enter the water toward the left-hand side of the beach for the best snorkeling; the reef is about 150ft offshore.

To get here, follow Hwy 250 south across the drawbridge for about 1 mile, passing Club Seabourne and finally scaling a steep hill. Here the pavement stops, and it’s a gravel road straight down to the beach. There's plenty of parking.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Culebra attractions

1. Museo Histórico de Culebra

2.26 MILES

Housed in the Navy's former munitions warehouse (El Polvorín), this compact museum is jam-packed with interesting displays on the history of the island,…

2. Playa Melones

2.35 MILES

This is the closest beach to Dewey; a tiny strip of sand with some shade trees and a smattering of picnic tables and a good spot to catch a sunset. The…

3. Playa Tamarindo

3.47 MILES

Snorkeling is the thing here; the beach shares the fish-filled waters of the Luis Peña Channel Natural Reserve, making it a popular spot for independent…

4. Culebra National Wildlife Refuge

3.52 MILES

More than 20% of Culebra is part of a spectacular national wildlife refuge, which was signed into law more than 100 years ago. Most of it lies along the…

5. Playa Zoni

3.54 MILES

Head to the eastern end of the island and you’ll eventually run out of road at Playa Zoni. Many locals think this is a better beach than Flamenco and it's…

6. Playa Brava

3.58 MILES

It's beauty lies in its isolation; with no road you have to hike about 30 minutes along a little-used trail that is often overgrown with sea grape and low…

7. Playa Resaca


A resaca is an undertow and a metaphor for a hangover, an allusion to the state of the water perhaps, or the way you'll feel after climbing up and down…

8. Playa Flamenco

4.02 MILES

Stretching for a mile around a sheltered, horseshoe-shaped bay, Playa Flamenco (Flamenco Beach) is not only one of Culebra’s best beaches, it also makes a…