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Snorkeling & Spectacular Sunsets

Just a short drive from the ferry terminal, you can visit Melones Beach.  Bring your lounge chair and enjoy views of Cayo Luis Peña, a perfect backdrop to the setting of the sun.  This is not the best beach for bathing due its rocky bottom, Melones is mostly visited for the great snorkeling spot easily accessible from the beach.

The beach area is narrow, made up of sand, coral rocks and pebbles.  There are a couple of trees offering shade and a picnic table under two picturesque palm trees.


Romantics and sunset lovers head to Melones before dinner as a perfect prelude to a relaxing casual dinner in town.  Opt to pick up dinner to go and bring it to Melones for a romantic casual dinner al fresco.  You’ll be serenaded by coquis, birds and the sounds of the waves.  Bring some candles and enjoy an inexpensive romantic dinner to the golden glow of an unforgettable sunset.

The waters at Playa Melones are very clear and the waves gentle, a bit stronger during the winter months.  As soon as you walk on the water, you’ll be stepping on coral and stones, be sure to wear diving shoes to protect your feet.  If you’re bringing children be sure to keep an eye on them at all times, there are no lifeguards at Melones.

If you’re in Culebra for the day, want to snorkel and have limited time, Melones beach is a nice choice.  The best snorkeling spot is off to the right side of the beach just over the boulders.  You’ll float over a coral reef garden with a healthy variety of tropical fish in stripes and vivid colors.

Need to Know

  • There are no lifeguards at Playa Melones.
  • Stop in town before heading to Melones, there are no facilities or food vendors at the beach.
  • While snorkeling, please don’t touch, step on or take anything away.
  • Playa Melones is part of the Cayo Luis Pena Natural Submarine Reserve, no fishing is allowed.

We hope you enjoy your visit to Melones as much as we do. Please help us keep it beautiful and healthy by not leaving trash at the beach.

Map of Melones Beach

Culebra, Puerto Rico

From the ferry terminal heading into town, make the first left, go up hill and keep driving towards the left.  Follow the road along the coast with sweeping views until the road ends.

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Playa Melones Map - Culebra, Puerto Rico 18.303170, -65.310422 Playa Melones (Melones Beach) - Culebra, Puerto RicoBeach Access: Drive on route 250 and veer right into town, then veer right before heading to the ferry dock onto route 252. Stay left where the roads splits and follow it to the end to the Melones Beach small parking lot.Culebra Puerto Rico, United States of America (Directions)

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