Flamenco Beach at Culebra is a crescent moon shaped spectacular beach. It has turquoise transparent waters and fine white sand.
Many famous beaches around the world are surrounded by a long line of hotels. This is not the case of Flamenco, instead it is surrounded by green lush vegetation. Playa Flamenco is truly an escape form a modern and rushed society.
This is the reason why people from all over the world visit Culebra all year round.
Watching the ocean’s different tones of blue is so relaxing. Feel the warm sand under your feet. Refresh yourself from the tropical heat in the crystal clear waters. Listen to the rythmic music of the waves, the wind and the birds. What else can you ask for?
Flamenco Beach in Culebra receives its name from the birds that used to live in the lagoon that is close to the beach. These birds are called flamingos (in Spanish flamencos). The elderly people that have lived in Culebra before the US Navy occupied the island saw the flamingo birds.
Unfortunately these birds don’t live in the lagoon anymore. They left due to the activities of the Navy. Some time ago one flamingo bird was seen again at the lagoon and this created a lot of excitement to the Culebra residents.
There are some interesting things to explore at Flamenco. One of them is a war tank that was left on the shore of the beach as a reminder of the days the US Navy occupied the island.
Flamenco Beach at Culebra is not a snorkeling beach per se due to the abundance of white sand. However there are some areas where you can try to snorkel. One of them is just at the center of the beach where there is a large area of rocks where fish live. Also you can try at both ends of the beach where there are also some rock formations.
One of the advantages of visiting Flamenco beach over visiting other Culebra beaches is that if you get hungry you can buy food at the kiosks that are located close to the parking area. The other beautiful Culebra beaches don’t have any food stands or bathrooms or anything, just the beach! Visiting them is also a great idea if you want to escape from all the hustle and bustle.
Flamenco is the only beach in Culebra where camping is allowed. For more information click here.
Since Flamenco Beach is the main attraction of this beautiful island, it is the most visited place and sometimes it can be a little crowded. Do you wish to find it less congested? Then don’t visit it on the months of June and July, or on holiday weekends (for example: the Holy Week). If you don’t mind all the people then you can come any time of the year.