Culebra Puerto Rico
The Smallest Spanish Virgin Island

Culebra Puerto Rico is the smallest of the two Spanish Virgin Islands under the jurisdiction of Puerto Rico, therefore under the American Flag. The largest of the Islands is Vieques Puerto Rico.

Arriving to this underdeveloped island is like arriving to Paradise. You can feel from the very first moment that the beaches here are among the most beautiful on the Planet Earth.



Culebra may be compared to Paradise

Culebra may be compared to Paradise


The Beaches of Culebra Puerto Rico

Here you’ll find white powdered and exotic beaches as well as some dark sandy beaches. You will also find shallow and deep waters and many coral reefs surrounding the island, ideal for Caribbean Snorkeling and Scuba Diving.

This tiny isle is located 27 km or 17 miles east of Puerto Rico and 19 km or 12 miles west of St Thomas USVI and its area is 11 km or 7 miles long by 5 km or 3 miles wide.There are a few little cays surrounding this island and they all form the Municipality of Culebra, Puerto Rico.




The town of Dewey is the Capital of Culebra

The town of Dewey is the Capital of Culebra

A few smaller cays

Among them the most important are: Culebita, Cayo Norte, Cayo Ballena, Geniqui, Cayo de Luis Peña, Las Hermanas, Cayos Lobo and Lobito, Botijuela, and Alcarraza.

The capital city of Dewey is the home of practically all 2,000 inhabitants of of the island

The US Fish and Wildlife Service protect the area as a nature reserve.

This island is one of very few nesting places for the Giant Sea Turtle in the US. The Culebra national Wildlife Refuge protects many sea birds for the delight of visitors.

Culebrita is the largest of the Cays and it features the most beautiful beaches with flagrant white sands and such clear waters that the visibility is almost infinite. The Culebrita Lighthouse still stands there even though it is closed to the public.


It's easy to get to Culebra from Puerto Rico mainland

It's easy to get to Culebra from Puerto Rico mainland


Getting to Culebra Puerto Rico

You can fly from the city airport in San Juan called Isla Grande Airport in the Miramar area direct to Culebra.

Or drive to Fajardo on the easternmost point of Puerto Rico and take a ferry that offers schedule service to the island.

Or maybe you’d like to rent a private boat in Fajardo Puerto Rico and use it for a day tour to the island and its beaches.


Flamenco is one of the Best Caribbean Beaches on the Island of Culebra

Flamenco is one of the Best Caribbean Beaches on the Island of Culebra

Culebra is still unspoiled and inexpensive

Beaches of Culebra

Flamenco Beach

This is by far the most popular beach on the island. Discovery Channel has declared Flamenco Beach as the second most beautiful beach in the world.

The white sands stretch all over the bay and the sun seems never to abandon this beach.

There are facilities for picnic, family reunions and a campground. This is the only place on the island where camping is allowed.

The beach located on the northwest end of the island, is idyllic for Snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing.

Here you can find many kiosks offering all kind of amenities, like chairs, umbrellas while others sell drinks and Piña Coladas.

There is also a Restaurant open in this beach. You’ll find enough shade around the Sea Grape trees to sit down, take a rest and take a bite.



Culebra Puerto Rico

Culebrita Cay offshore of Culebra

Culebrita Cay offshore of Culebra


Culebrita

You can get to this cay by kayaking and spend a great day of swimming in this splendid beach. The cay is located between the big island and St Thomas.

Luis Peña Beach

Is located on the north side of the cay by the same name. What characterizes this beach is that it is very quiet and snorkeling is great on its waters.


Resaca Beach in the Island of Culebra

Resaca Beach in the Island of Culebra


Resaca Beach

Is famous for turtle watching, also called Marejada or Turtle Watch Beach.

Melones Beach and Tamarindo Beach

Are great for snorkelers. They can be reached by foot from town.

Punta Soldado

This is a lovely calm beach great for swimming and snorkeling. You may have a great view of neighboring Vieques from this beach.

Zoni Beach

Is located on the northeast and from there you have a great view of Culebrita, Cayo Norte and St Thomas.


For more information Puerto Rico Tourism Website


Map of the Island of Culebra Puerto Rico

Map of the Island of Culebra Puerto Rico


Image Credits:
flamenco by oliver zena
culebrita n/a
dewey n/a
resaca n/a
All courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
The resorts images are courtesy of the resorts mentioned.





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