We are finally to my absolute favorite part of our entire Puerto Rico trip! After several not so impressive beaches, we hit the jackpot when we found Flamenco Beach on Culebra.
Now everybody has their own opinion about what makes for a best beach, but we really like to have amenities close by- food & drink, restrooms & a shower make a beach visit so much more enjoyable. Flamenco beach had a small arcade area of stands and restaurants offering a variety of snacks and adult beverages. Also, since there is an actual campground here, there were bathrooms and showers a few short walk from the water.
Grabbed a drink, rented some chairs + umbrella, and were watching planes land and waves roll ashore by 10AM in this gorgeous place. The placement in a cove make the beach surrounded by landscape & the waves can be seen breaking far off the shoreline so there is a 360 degrees view of beautiful.
The colors of the water here were simply stunning- every shade of blue imaginable was surfacing as the sun and waves constantly painted a new gorgeous scene for us to soak up. The area has some link to military history & there are several old tanks in the park & 1 on the shore line that add character and whimsy.
We were there early & the place was almost empty. Nobody around us, giant stretches of beach without a soul. The constant pounding and churning of the waves provided hours of relaxing entertainment. The pristine sand and the unbelievable water colors, surrounded by green hills and prefect weather was the perfect combination.
We were in heaven- by far the favorite & most beautiful beach we have seen in all our travels. We frolicked in the water when we got hot, drifted off to a little morning siesta and watched the beach begin to fill up with others.
The current was ridiculously strong here- I was getting pulled & pushed all around in only knee-deep water. I was so inspired and knew Flamenco Beach would be the perfect place to check-off Cart-Wheels on my Life Menu of Awesome. We spent the morning here & the crowds quickly increased as the ferry arrived from the mainland. Since we were only on Culebra for the day, we left paradise & headed into town for lunch and to do some sightseeing on the rest of the island.
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: My photography workshop is tonight & I have more than 10 girls signed up- so stinking excited! It’s not too late to join us if you are in Houston.