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Zoni Beach - Culebra, Puerto Rico

Zoni Beach…a wide, long, living canvas with dazzling shades of blues, like no other beach under the Puerto Rican flag.  From your lounge chair you can enjoy views of the archipelago of Culebra, the islands of St. Thomas and Tortola in the distance.  Bring your favorite book, take a walk and claim a shaded spot under a leaning palm tree and relax to the sounds of the surf without crowds even on a busy day.  Zoni Beach is the second most popular beach in Culebra, an option for beach lovers wanting a more quiet and secluded feel than Flamenco.  Zoni, called Playa Soni by locals is best when the tide is low and the water is calm from late spring until early fall.

Zoni Beach - Culebra, Puerto Rico

In contrast with Flamenco, there are no facilities at Zoni Beach.  Bring everything you will need at the beach, be sure to bring enough sunblock, water and snacks to keep you comfortable.  If you love taking long walks on the beach…  Playa Soni ought to be on your vacation list.  Zoni Beach is perfect for visitors seeking a quiet beach with easy access.

Zoni Beach - Culebra, Puerto Rico

During your walk you’ll get to appreciate just about every shade of Caribbean blue.  You’ll hear the singing of birds as they fly above dancing to the cool salty breeze.  On your way to Zoni Beach, be sure to stop at the Museo El Polvorin to learn about the history of Culebra.  The drive to Zoni is very scenic and relaxing; you’ll drive along Ensenada Bay, enjoy views of the coastline, see the island of Culebrita, the main island of Puerto Rico and St. Thomas in the distance.

Scenic view in Culebra, Puerto Rico

Zoni Beach… A Turtle Nesting Site

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Zoni Beach / Playa Soni is a Leatherback and Hawksbill turtle nesting site during the months of April through June.  Volunteers who find turtle sites will mark them as you see below. Please refrain from walking on / around the areas.  If you happen to see any sea turtles or signs of nests on the sand, please do not touch or disturb them.

The South Side of Zoni Beach

If you walk towards the south side of Playa Soni, you’ll find cozy spots under leaning palm trees and sea grape vines where you can hang a hammock for that perfect dream tropical experience.  The beach area is more narrow on the right side but feels more secluded and private.

Find your romantic spot at Zoni Beach (Playa Soni) - One of the beaches of Culebra, Puerto Rico

Laying under the shade of a leaning palm tree with no one around…it doesn’t get any more dreamy and romantic than this.

Romantic spot under a palm tree - Zoni Beach (Playa Soni) - One of the beaches of Culebra, Puerto Rico

The surf gently washes ashore and invites you to go for a quick dip before continuing exploring this romantic beach.  The south side has the best spots for bathing and swimming.

Crystal clear water at Zoni Beach (Playa Soni) - One of the beaches of Culebra, Puerto Rico

At the end of the beach, you’ll find beautiful rock formations, crystal clear waters and the best vantage point to admire the breathtaking beauty of this one of a kind beach.

Calm shallow water Zoni Beach in a summer day - Culebra, Puerto Rico Beaches

If you want to get in the water and swim a little, this spot is the best.  Keep an eye on your children at all times, the waves are playful in the summer time, but in the winter they get rougher and may not be safe to swim.   No worries, there are plenty of beaches in Culebra that are great for swimming and snorkeling all year round.

Zoni Beach (Playa Soni) - One of the beaches of Culebra, Puerto Rico

Think the waters look clear on the photos?  Just wait until you’re here in person…

Crystal clear water at Zoni Beach - Culebra, Puerto Rico

The North Side of Zoni Beach

The north side of Zoni Beach has a wider beach.  On summer months you may find families playing beach volleyball and other beach sports on the sand.  Beach shoes are recommended, there are many spots on the water with a rocky bottom.

Couple relaxing at Zoni Beach - Culebra, Puerto Rico

At the end of Zoni, sit on rock and enjoy breathtaking views of the entire length of the beach and the Culebra archipelago.  Just a few more steps and you’ll be at Tortola Beach. The color of the water tempts you to get in, but be careful, it gets deep very quick and there may be dangerous undercurrents.  There are no lifeguards in this area or at Zoni Beach, everything you do here is at your own risk. 

Zoni Beach (Playa Soni) - Culebra, Puerto Rico Beaches

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Culebra, Puerto Rico

Zoni Beach is located on the northeast side of Culebra, about a 15 minute drive from Dewey / ferry terminal.  The drive here is scenic, you’ll drive through the natural wildlife refuge, be sure to drive slow for both your safety and to enjoy the views.  

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