Culebra Puerto Rico Information
Culebra, a small island off the east coast of Puerto Rico is actually part of a small archipelago of islands covering 7,000 acres. The waters around Culebra are crystal clear and the many cays and coral reefs provide stunning diving and snorkeling. Culebra together with the island of Vieques are known as the 'Spanish Virgin Islands'. You won't find any nightclubs or malls in Culebra; just a friendly laid back island vibe, with lots and lots of beaches. The most popular beach on the island is Flamenco Beach, covered with soft white sand and surrounded by arid tree covered hills, it is truly what the Caribbean is all about... unparalleled beauty!
Dewey is the island of Culebra’s only town a sleepy rustic place that is the gateway to the islands charm and beauty. You can buy groceries, get a decent meal and basically hang out with the locals many US expats among them. The best way to get around Culebra is to rent a golf cart or Jeep from Carlos Jeep Rental located net to the airport (www.carlosjeeprental.com). You can also rent a bicycle from Culebra Bike Shop or walk which is a great way to explore and save on gas!
Camping is available at Flamenco Beach, for information please contact: Autoridad de Conservación y Desarrollo de Culebra, Attn: Playa Flamenco, Apartado 217, Culebra, PR 00775 phone number is 787-742-0700 although at times it is difficult to get someone to answer. Arrangements to rent camping equipment can be made by calling 787-226-0232. There are many other fabulous beaches around the island; Tamarindo and Zoni are two good ones. Nature lovers can enjoy the Culebra National Wildlife Refuge's at Luis Peña Cay and Culebrita Cay the only two cays open to the public. It is worth renting a Kayak or hiring a water taxi to visit Culebrita Cay and its six beaches, tide pools, reefs and sea bird nesting areas basically untouched for 500 years.
The Benjamin Rivera Noriega Airport receives flight service from San Juan, Farjardo and Vieques. Currently Vieques Airlink is the only scheduled airline flying to Culebra, Air Flamenco will be starting scheduled flights shortly. The flight from Isla Grande Airport in San Juan takes about 30 minutes. Ferry Service from Farjardo is available twice daily. It is a good idea to check with the ferries well in advance to verify scheduled service.
Culebra Beaches (Click on the map markers for a brief description of the beach)
|Punta Melones||Playa Tamarindo||Playa Carlos Rosario||Playa Flamenco|
|Playa Brava||Playa Zoni||Punta del Soldado||Playa Tortuga|
|Playa Resaca||Playa Manzanilla|
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