Playa Flamenco is a stunningly scenic beach that is an ideal day trip for those vacationing on Puerto Rico in the Caribbean. Playa Flamenco isn't actually located on the main island of Puerto Rico, though. Instead, you'll have to take a short boat ride to the smaller island of Culebra.
It is worth the trip as Playa Flamenco has a wide, white sand beach that is bordered by clear aqua sea water on one side and bright green hills on the other. High quality food stands line the beach serving a variety of treats, ranging from ice cream and fruit smoothies to ceviche and empanadas. Bathrooms are available onsite and there are also beach chairs and umbrellas you can rent to use for the day. Playa Flamenco also holds remnants of Puerto Rico's military past; on the northern edge of the beach are two old military tanks which are worth an amble along the beach to see.
Ferries leave Fajardo (about a 60- to 90-minute drive from San Juan) for Culebra multiple times per day and take about 45 minutes. You can also fly to Culebra from Isle Grande Airport (just a mile outside San Juan) on Puerto Rica for a 30-minute flight, which will get you to Culebra much faster if traveling from San Juan and not for too much more money than the ferry if you have to pay for taxi or car service to get to Fajardo. You'll need to take public transportation, a taxi or rent a car (or bring one with you to Culebra on a car ferry) for the day if visiting Playa Flamenco directly from the Culebra harbor or the airport as neither is in walking distance.