Emblematic Places

Culebra Tourist Guide

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Meet Culebra

Culebra may be small and quiet, but there are plenty of activities for nature lovers to keep visitors entertained with Culebra's natural wonders. Enjoy hiking, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, fishing, and sightseeing in stunning locations. We have included an interactive map of Culebra below for your convenience.

Culebra is a conducive place for rest and relaxation, so that you can return and face the challenges of life. Whether you need a long vacation or a special weekend getaway, Culebra's natural charm will give you the respite you seek. When you step on Culebra, you will be transported to a place that seems like time has stood still. In Culebra, the pace is slower, the atmosphere relaxed. You'll want to disconnect ... and surrender to the simplicity and magic of true island life. While other islands in the Caribbean boast of hotel chains and tourist activities, Culebra and its residents prefer to keep natural treasures. of the island as the main attractions. Most of Culebra is a natural haven, keeping it safe from overdevelopment, allowing visitors and residents to enjoy a pristine tropical paradise.

In Culebra, the most popular activities are walking on the beach, kayaking, and hiking in quiet and less crowded places.In Culebra, the most popular activities are walking on the beach, kayaking, and hiking in quiet and little places. crowded. If you like snorkeling, Culebra is the place that offers some of the healthiest coral reefs in the Caribbean. The food is casual and laid-back with a calypso vibe, choose from a handful of seaside restaurants and a few city spots serving more traditional Puerto Rican fare. The tiny island of Culebra is proudly home to a world-class attraction, the magnificent Playa Flamenco, one of the most praised beaches in the world. If you can get away from the waters and sand of Flamenco Beach, you can experience the many natural treasures on land and at sea that keep visitors coming back for more.

Culebra is not your average Caribbean vacation destination, there are no fancy man-made attractions here, and this is exactly how it is preferred by residents and regular visitors alike. The main attractions in Culebra are those that nature alone created, those that remain intact and undamaged by development and tourist exploitation. At Culebra, visitors are drawn to and captured by the simplicity and richness of attractions that only God could create. There are some other attractions, such as the museum, where you can learn more about the history of the Island of Culebra.

Playa Flamenco

Playa Flamenco is a seaside resort on the Island of Culebra, in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Flamenco is located on the north coast of Culebra. The beach stretches for a mile around a sheltered, horseshoe-shaped bay. The beach is bordered by the Culebra National Wildlife Refuge, which is itself one of the oldest wildlife reserves within the United States Fish and Wildlife Service unit. In front of the flamenco coast, approximately a quarter of a mile, is a stumbling block. The main characteristics of flamenco is the white sand of its beaches.Playa Flamenco is not only the best beach in Culebra, but it is also generally considered the best in Puerto Rico, and quite possibly in the entire Caribbean. In fact, some discerning travel writers have suggested that it ranks in the top ten in the world.

Playa Zoni

Located on the northeast coast of Culebra, visiting Zoni Beach will be one of the most incredible beach experiences you will have in Culebra. Zoni is as beautiful as the famous Flamenco Beach due to its indistinguishable white sands and crystal clear waters. However, unlike Flamenco, but like all other beaches in Culebra, Zoni does not offer any services, such as bathrooms, parking, kiosks, etc. It is much less populated than Flamenco, therefore it is considered a quieter environment. The waters of Zoni are deep and some waves should be expected, especially during winter. But don't let that put you off, Zoni Beach offers different beach activities for each visitor; There is a large open area for sunbathing, playing beach volleyball, soccer or tennis, among others. If visiting between April and June, don't forget to keep an eye out for turtle nesting sites! Although, of course, do not walk on them or play with them. Overall, Zoni Beach is an obvious alternative for people who want to get away from it all and enjoy a relaxing day at the beach.

Playa Carlos Rosario

This remote and thin white sand beach has one of the best snorkeling areas in Puerto Rico thanks to a barrier reef that almost encloses the waters of the beach; You can snorkel either side by swimming through the boat channel (look for the floating white marker) on the right side of the beach. But be careful: local water taxis and motorboats ply this canal, and swimmers have been beaten. To get to the beach, follow a path through an opening in a wire fence on the west side of the river. parking in Playa Flamenco. A 15 minute walk up the hill brings you to a small beach. Continue north from here, crossing the narrow peninsula, and heading towards the sandy basin and shade trees of Playa Carlos Rosario.For some truly spectacular snorkeling, continue your way north along the beach for about half a kilometer to a snorkeling site called Wall, which features 40-foot slopes, huge sea fans, and vivid colors.

Playa Melones

Just a short drive from the ferry terminal, you can visit Melones Beach. Bring your lounge chair and enjoy views of Cayo Luis Peña, a perfect backdrop for the sunset. This is not the best beach for bathing due to its rocky bottom, Melones is mainly visited for the great snorkeling spot easily accessible from the beach. The beach area is narrow, composed of sand, coral rocks, and pebbles. There is an area of shady trees and a picnic table under two picturesque palm trees.

Playa Luis Peña

Here are some of my favorite things to do on a tropical beach vacation ... snorkeling, hiking, exploring white sand beaches, hunting for glass and seashells, playing in the water, and relaxing. We managed to do all of those things in one day on a recent trip to Culebra when we kayaked to Cayo Luis Peña. This small island is rarely visited, but this nature reserve is really worth experiencing. Cayo Luis Peña is located off the west coast of Culebra, in front of Playa Tamarindo. To get there, you have to cross the canal, a distance of almost 1 mile. This small island is part of the Luis Peña Natural Reserve (along with Playa Tamarindo) and is managed by the Department of Natural Resources (DRNA). It is "open" to use from 6am to 6pm. The island is available for swimming, snorkeling, snorkeling, hiking, and photography. Fishing, camping, making bonfires and touching or stepping on coral reefs are prohibited. It is a nature reserve, so you cannot bring shells or other natural objects that you can find. You must ensure that you do not harm any nature in your use of the island and the surrounding waters.

Playa Resaca

Take the road on the east side of the airport to the top (if you think you are at the top, you are not, continue). Park. Start walking through the forest, a hike full of challenges, big rocks, interesting flora. At the bottom, the maze begins through the mangrove forest following a path marked by pieces of rope. Total walk down ~ 30 minutes. Emerge from the forest and AMAZING! all you see is a beautiful long beach. No one will be there. The beach goes for ~ 1 mile. The waves are strong and the noise of the ocean beautiful.

Playa Tortuga

Located on the small island off the east coast of Culebra, Culebrita, Tortuga Beach or Turtle Beach, it is considered the main beach of this small island - the name comes from the large number of turtles that visit the shores! With its powdery white sand and crystal clear waters, Tortuga is a great place to swim and snorkel with amateurs. But this beach doesn't end there! Tortuga also offers many different hiking options, with trails that take you to places like the tidal pools, the lighthouse, Trash Beach, or West Beach. Like any other beach in Culebra (except Flamenco), Tortuga does not have amenities such as bathrooms, parking (this beach can be accessed by boat) or kiosks, so it is recommended that you bring everything you need to enjoy a lovely day in this little piece of paradise.

Playa Punta Soldado

Punta Soldado is a quiet beach off the southern coast of Culebra. It is an excellent place for amateur snorkelers and snorkelers - its calm, clear waters and reefs that almost creep towards shore make it a habitat for a variety of underwater species, such as fish, turtles, octopuses, lobsters, and many more. Although Punta Soldado is a beach best known for its diving spots, you can also bring a beach chair and work on your tan ... And, from your beach chair, you can enjoy the calm sound of the water hitting the shore and the spectacular view of Vieques and Puerto Rico. However, it is a pebble hike from the shore to the water, so if you are bringing children, make sure they wear diving shoes.

Tamarindo Beach

Beauty that is immersed in the water. As soon as you step on the sand of Tamarindo, its beauty will captivate you. Bring your snorkeling gear, the true magic and beauty is below the surface. Playa Tamarindo will be a fascinating experience for the whole family, a vacation experience that you will cherish for a lifetime. The waters are calm, the landscape is beautifully rugged with coasts with natural landscapes and views of Cayo Luis Peña protecting the bay through the turquoise waters.

Playa Brava

Brava is an isolated beach on the wild north coast of the island, which probably earned its name for its temperamental currents and waves. The beach is located within undeveloped hills and protected lands, and is disconnected from the tourist circuit of the beach. The path to get to the beach is through a scrubby forest that follows the sheets of water and tunnels of thick vegetation. You can run into a pond and walk through a lush mangrove forest. The road can be a bit difficult, but once you get to this heavenly beach, it will all be worth it! The landscape can be described as the perfect example of a deserted tropical beach with bright shades of deep greens and blues that you would see on a postcard. Like all the other beaches in Culebra (except Flamenco), Brava Beach does not offer any type of services, therefore it is important that you make sure you bring everything you need to enjoy an extraordinary day on this spectacular beach.