Culebra Island, Puerto Rico

Culebra is located 27 km east of Puerto Rico and 19 km west of Saint Thomas, and with its 23 offshore islands forms a miniature archipelago. Most of the archipelagos population live in the capital city of Dewey. Culebra's rugged countryside, beautiful beaches and small-scale tourist industry make the island a Caribbean treasure for travelers.

The island's most popular beach is Flamenco Beach, because of its white and soft sands. Coral reefs in this area are considered some of the most spectacular of the entire Caribbean region, providing scuba divers and snorkelers with an amazing array of coral and sea creatures to observe.

In 1909, a bird refuge was established, since then much of the island and the surrounding 23 islets including Culebrita, are protected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a nature preserve, making the islands one of only two nesting sites for giant sea turtles in the U.S.

Things to See & Do

* Flamenco beach
* Turtle watch beach
* Bioluminiscent Bay
* Scuba diving & snorkeling
* Water sports

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – US dollars (USD)
Language – Spanish and English
Land Area – 26 sq km’s
Population – 1,900
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1 + 787

Port Location – Most ships will dock at one of the berths directly in Old San Juan. Occasionally ships will dock at Frontier Pier, about a 10 minute cab ride from Old San Juan, or at the Pan-American Pier, which is about 15 minutes away from Old San Juan. A "fast ferry" service from San Juan to Culebra is available.

Transport Links - The island has a small airport with domestic service to the mainland and to Vieques. The airport is served by Air Culebra from San Juan's Luis Munoz Marin International Airport and by Vieques Air Link from San Juan, Fajardo and Vieques. Two ferry services are available: an inexpensive service linked from Fajardo and Vieques, and the fast ferry service from San Juan.

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