Culebra is one of the quieter places in Puerto Rico, and it’s a great place to get away from it all. But “quiet” doesn’t mean “hard to find” in this case. You can just go to San Juan, and from there you can take a ferry to bring you to the island.
Now if you really want some peace and quiet, one of the best places to go here is Zoni Beach.
What’s in a Name?
Supposedly, the name was to honor the Danish Royalty that used to trade with the locals long before the arrival of the Americans. And for that reason, the place is aptly named. The beauty of the place is breath-taking, and it seems fit for royalty. The sand is white, the water is an alluring shade of turquoise, and you get a view of Culebrita. The presence of turtles all over the place adds to the exotic charm.
Royalty are supposed to be serene and unruffled, and nothing should be able to disturb their poise and calm. That’s the kind of aura Zoni beach projects. You’ll easily feel an amazing sense of serenity here. Even the presence of technology and mobile devices may seem like an affront to the tranquility here.
Royalty are also famed for treasuring their privacy, and that’s what you get here as well. Culebra seems purposely designed to attract those who want some time to themselves, and Zoni Beach exemplifies the kind of peace that so many people seek away from their hectic lives.
It’s just a mile of beach, but rarely will you find crowds here. In fact, a dozen people here can constitute a crowd. And if you want to avoid even those few people around, you and your romantic partner can just take a walk, and in a short while you’ll find a secluded cove that’s private and intimate, perfect for a romantic day. Bring some wine, and you’re all set.
Zoni Beach is on the windy northern side of the island, so it’s a great place for wave-jumping in the shallow white sands. It’s not really perfect for swimming or for snorkeling because of the current, but some people still go for it nevertheless. Others have also tried paddle boarding.
If you’re into paddle boarding or snorkeling, then you better bring your own gear. You can’t rent them here because there are no shops around. In fact, there’s nothing here for you to buy at all, so you better pack some stuff with you. At least there are porta-potty’s here so you won’t have to go into the wilderness to do your private business.
The lack of vendors here means no one will be bugging you to buy stuff, but then again that also means you need to bring everything you need. Your best bet is to bring a sturdy vehicle so you won’t have to worry about the condition of the road. Food and water is crucial, along with your sunscreen.
Of course, you can also try to find a beach house for rent in Zoni Beach. But that would mean you’ll need to travel every day to town for your supplies. So just stay in town, and once in a while get some peace and quiet in Zoni Beach.