When you first see Flamenco Beach, its unmistakable beauty will stay in your memory for a lifetime. This is the beach that fantasies are made of. Every reputable list of the most beautiful beaches in the world invariably includes it.
In fact, when it was listed by Discovery Channel as the #2 among the most beautiful beaches in the world, a howl of protest could be heard from many people who believed that it should be #1.
Now words are not enough to describe the serene enchantment of Flamenco Beach which inspires every one of its visitors. The white sands and clear water, along with the crescent shape of the shore are all certainly captivating, but you really need to see it with your own eyes. Not even the best photographer in the world can do justice to its beauty.
This may not always be easy even if you’re already in the Culebra area where the beach is located. But that’s okay, because what you get in return will make the trip worth all the hassle. And to be fair, it’s not really all that difficult.
You can go by ferry from Fajardo if you want, or better yet you can just take a flight from Air Flamenco. The ferry will take up to three hours, while the flight will only be for 30 minutes. The ferry may be a bit cheaper, but the considerable time savings may be worth the extra expense.
The Flamenco Beach Experience
Culebra is a favorite destination of tourists and weekend vacationers despite the fact that it is bereft of attractions and entertainment aside from the beaches. There are no casinos here, nor is there any night life to find. What you get is that feeling of utmost relaxation brought on by the lush appeal of your surroundings.
During the summer weekends and other busy times, the place can be crowded. However, don’t let that discourage you. There will always be some space there for you to hang out. You can bring in your own food, but don’t bring in glass of any kind. You can also find food and drinks (including alcoholic beverages) during the day in the parking area.
Snorkeling is also popular here, and you can rent the equipment if you don’t have your own. Camping is also permitted, and tents and other equipment are also available for rent. For camping, you’ll need a permit, but that’s not hard to get. There’s no electricity and campfires are not allowed, but you can bring your own charcoal to use in the BBQ pits. The showers and rest room facilities are quite clean and decent.
The beauty of Flamenco Beach is something that everyone can appreciate. The average person may not understand how a blob of paint or a three-hour plotless movie is a masterpiece. But the brilliance of Flamenco Beach is evident even for the most clueless landlubber.
So even if you say you’re not really a beach lover, if you’re ever in Puerto Rico then a visit to Flamenco Beach is virtually mandatory. No visit to this island will ever be complete until your eyes and your senses encounter the magnificence that is Flamenco Beach.