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Discover the Adventure of Culebra Island

December 15, 2015 by

Culebra swimming with turtle

Culebra, Puerto Rico is a Caribbean paradise where you can feel warm sand between your toes, the touch of a cool sea breeze, and crystal-clear azure water.

It’s the perfect destination for those who want to escape the cold of winter, relax and do nothing, as well as for those looking for a unique island experience that offers plenty of adventure, too.

Culebra Flamenco Beach

Culebra Flamenco Beach

Swim with Sea Turtles

A visit to Culebra offers an opportunity to swim with majestic Green sea turtles in the sea grass beds as you snorkel along Tamarindo beach.

Here you’ll also discover unspoiled reefs and some of Culebra’s finest marine flora and fauna with colorful fish, turtles, rays, star fish, and sea urchins.

Snorkeling gear is provided when you arrange a tour with Culebra Island Adventures.

Culebra Campground

Beaches, Beaches, Beaches

The beaches on Culebra are among some of the world’s finest. Flamenco beach is the most popular, so with that popularity are pros and cons.

Its white sand stretches along the entire bay and it offers great snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing and a place to socialize and camp out.

There are a few places to stay right on Flamenco beach but reservations fill fast. There is also a campground office located at the entrance to Flamenco beach which provides the only campground on the island.

Tamarindo beach mentioned above is considered the best for snorkeling, but none of the beaches on Culebra will disappoint. This small, idyllic island is known for its uniquely friendly casual atmosphere.

Along with beach and water activities, the adventurous can hike through thick underbrush to visit the ruins of one of the oldest lighthouses in the Caribbean.

Just around a sandy bend from the ruins lies a slender stretch of pristine sand leading to rocky tide pools. This is Tortuga Beach.

Those ready for more exploring can rent a kayak, canoe, or take a water taxi for a day cruise to explore the coastline. It’s a stunningly beautiful way to spend a day on the water.

Photo credits: Randall WeistJeremiah Thompson,  Danterod329



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