Tropical Island Paradise will be our primary destination upon returning to Puerto Rico. It is exceptionally beautiful and a fantastic place to vacation. When you arrive in San Juan pick up some food and catch a shuttle or taxi to Fajardo where you can catch the ferry over to Culebra. Its about a 40 minute ride to Fajardo from San Juan and the ferry trip is about 1 1/2 hour ride to the island.
Culebra is a small island that offers a relaxing slow pace, fun atmosphere and its great for swimming and just hanging out at the beach. The waters are warm and the beaches are clean and have some decent size waves to boogie board on. Rental trucks are usually on location for beach equipment. Umbrella and chair rentals will be set up and taken down for you along with other equipment you might need such as snorkel gear, boogie boards and other beach necessities. You will need your drivers license to rent equipment and there are moderate showers and facilities available.
Family owned kiosks are located at the beach with good food, drinks and souvenirs. Have an open mind and try some thing unique. The chicken kabobs, tacos and Pina Coladas are great with or without liquor.
The best underwater fun is at Tamarindo Beach. There is a lot of marine life in the area and you can expect to see Sea Turtles, sting rays and colorful fish. All marine and wild life is protected so don’t touch. The Puerto Ricans take this very seriously. The waters are calm which makes it great for snorkeling, however, its not as sandy as Flemenco beach. Kayak tours are available from the ferry dock area that include guided snorkeling tours.
Theres some really cool snorkel gear packages that include mask, snorkel and flippers and they would fit nicely in your luggage. Click the Amazon links located throughout the website.
At least for your own mind set, they would be sanitized properly.
One thing really nice about Culebra is that its surrounded by a reef and has 99% no shark activity which is very comforting when doing water sports. However, always have a respect for the ocean and use common sense.
Don’t forget to bring your GoPro for underwater photos.
Culebra consists of 4 Main beaches, Flamenco Beach which is rated in the top 10 of beaches in the world, Tamarindo Beach which is great for snorkeling, Melones Beach which is great for viewing the gorgeous sunsets and Zonie Beach that has more of a rough rocky terrain. In addition Culebra has every business to be sustainable
- Jeep & Golf cart Rentals
- Grocery store
- Gas station
- Ice cream shop
- Laundry room
- Emergency room-Dr Office
- Air strip
- And a few authentic places to eat.
There are no hotels only villas and a few small hidden resorts.
The island residence are very pleasant and friendly and treat tourists with the ultimate respect. With its low population, white sandy beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters its a place you won’t forget.
ACCOMODATIONS ON CULEBRA
We stayed in the Sea Breeze Villas which offers good service, friendly staff, beautiful pools, and great views. You can get there in about 5 minutes from town. If you can’t book at the Sea Breeze there are privately owned villas within the same complex which are listed on booking sites as Costa Bonita Villa.
A good recommendation for some really good food would be the Dingy Dock Restaurant. It offers friendly service with family dining and later a night life atmosphere on the water. Its a small place so be prepared to wait.
The Tiki’s Grill food trailer is the closest thing to fast food in the area. You’ll find it on hwy 250. They have great breakfast burritos and a variety of burgers and other food choices.