Flamenco Beach is a public beach on the Caribbean island of Culebra (Spanish pronunciation: [kuˈleβɾa]). It is known for its shallow turquoise waters, white sand, swimming areas, and diving sites. It stretches for a mile around a sheltered, horseshoe-shaped bay. Playa Flamenco is a popular beach destination for both Culebra and Puerto Rico. In March 2014, Flamenco beach was ranked 3rd best beach in the world with a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award. In August 2016, it was announced that Flamenco Beach had regained its Blue Flag Beach international distinction.
One of the most distinctive views of the beach include two rusting carcasses of old Sherman Tanks that were left behind by United States Navy in 1975 after their exit from flamenco beach, which was used as a weapons testing ground for more than 30 years. While the salty sea winds worked on the metal, causing it to rust and crumble, the locals and visitors usually decorate them, covering the abandoned hulks in layers of graffiti. Today the tanks remain and have become a unique feature of the otherwise pristine beach.