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“Beautiful Beach...Like Paradise”
Review of Flamenco Beach

Flamenco Beach
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Culebra Snorkeling with Flamenco Beach Tour from San Juan
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Culebra Day Trip by Catamaran from Fajardo
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Culebra
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A pleasant beach on the northern coast of Culebra.
Reviewed 2 May 2014

What else is there to say that hasnt already been said from other reviews?! This place is awesome. The beach is enormous. Very soft white sand, crystal clear water. When we were there it was a sunny day and the water was really calm and warm!

We flew there with air flamenco. $88/round trip per person. I read too many negative reviews about the ferry...I wasnt about to ruin my day dealing with that mess. We flew out of Cieba airport in fajardo at 7:30am and we were on the beach before 8;15am. Its a 15 min flight. Its scenic too which was a plus. Once you exit the tiny airport...there will be cabs you can hop in and they'll take you to flamenco beach. Its only like a 3 minute drive. It costs $4/person one way.

When you arrive at the beach you can rent chairs/umbrellas. Everything is $5/each. There are a couple places to get food/drinks. Everything we had tasted good. We also brought a cooler filled with beer/water and snacks. Alcohol is allowed on all beaches in PR as far as I know.

Looking out to the water the best snorkeling is on the far right side. You can set up the chairs/umbrella close to where you come in...then walk to where you snorkel. It looks like a far walk but its not bad. Stop being lazy and get a little bit of exercise. Snorkeling was pretty good. Not a ton of fish but a lot of brain coral and sea fans which were really cool.

The tank is on the other side of the beach (to the left looking out to the water.) Yep, theres more walking involved...oh the horror.

I havent been to any other Caribbean beaches before but have been to a bunch on different Hawaiian islands...my wife has also been to the Hawaiian beaches and some really nice beaches in Australia...and we both agreed that flamenco beach was all around the best beach either of us have ever been to. I couldnt get over how clear the water was.

If you're headed to PR do not miss this beach. The beaches on the main island are nice...but nothing compared to this place.

For those who gave negative reviews...chances are they had a bad experience with the ferry. Fork out some extra money and fly there. You'll have a couple extra hours at the beach instead of lining up for the ferry hours before it opens, then dealing with the ferry making its way to the beach. No thanks.

Oh and for the airport...you can literally arrive 10 min before you fly out so there is very little waiting around.

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Reviewed 2 May 2014

This Puertorrican paradise is located at a 1 hour ferry ride from Fajardo, 45 min from San Juan. I would a least overnight, if you dicide on a 1 day excursion, will wish you stayed longer. Can rent a jeep $30 or a golf cart $15 right on the ferry. Need to bee at the ferry as early as 7am. If possible visit on a weekday, and never on a PR holyday, half of PR will be there.

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Playa Flamenco is beautiful. It is a very clean beach, the vendors that rent out umbrellas, chairs and gear are friendly and very reasonable with pricing. It is peaceful, the water is clean, the snorkeling is great...highly recommend choosing this beach to go and unwind.

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Most beautiful beach I have ever been to and well-deserving of the high rating. Crystal clear water, excellent snorkeling, especially for beginners and kids, super clean beach, TONS of reasonably-priced food and drink kiosks. Perfect. If you are taking the ferry from Fajardo, be prepared for long wait at port/ticket sales window and boarding ferry. That could use some major process improvements. Otherwise, once you get through that, enjoy your day at paradise. Wish they had a later ferry back to the mainland of PR so the day didn't have to end at 4:00.

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

This beach is the most beautiful beach I have ever seen. The trees helps you keep in the shadow during very hot hours.

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