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CULEBRA

If you're looking for a little rest and relaxation on your trip to Puerto Rico, look no further than the tranquil island of Culebra. With its unspoiled natural beauty, Culebra is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world. Whether you want to spend a quiet day at the beach or head out for an adventurous hike, there is something for everyone to enjoy on the island.

THINGS TO DO IN CULEBRA

A view of the Culebra Island Flamenco Beach

BEACH HOP

Culebra's white sandy beaches are much less crowded than those in most of Puerto Rico. Flamenco Beach is considered the most popular beach on the island and has been rated one of the best in the world by TripAdvisor and Forbes. Its horseshoe-shaped bay is an idyllic place to enjoy snorkelling, swimming, sunbathing and more. While you're there, be sure to take a photo in front of the famous graffiti-covered military tanks left behind by the US Navy during World War II.

Girl in snorkeling mask dive underwater with coral reef fishes

SWIMMING WITH THE FISHES

Get your fins ready! Culebra is the perfect place for snorkelling or scuba diving. The coral reefs are full of brightly coloured fish, and there are many natural tunnels, caves and wrecks to explore. Remember to bring your eco-friendly sunscreen to keep our reefs safe from harmful chemicals.

Young man driving on golf cart at tropical sandy beach

BUCKLE UP

Discover Culebra at your leisure by renting a jeep or golf cart. Enjoy and feel the sea breeze as you explore this 7-mile long and 4-mile wide island. Culebra is the smallest of the Spanish Virgin Islands, making it easy to get around in the blink of an eye.
A Giant Leatherback Turtle laying its eggs on a secluded beach on the Great Nicobar Islands.

CULEBRA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

The National Wildlife Refuge on Culebra was established in 1909 by President Theodore Roosevelt and remains one of the oldest wildlife refuges administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is home to more than 115 species of birds and the largest seabird nesting area in the Caribbean. The refuge serves as habitat for endangered sea turtles, as well as other endangered animal and plant species. Nearly 25% of Culebra and 23 surrounding islands make up the refuge area.

Culebra El Polvorin Museum building in Culebra Island

ENJOY HISTORY

The Culebra Historical Museum, also known as El Polvorin, is a museum dedicated to the history of Culebra. The museum is housed in a small building that was used as an ammunition depot by the United States Navy during World War II. The museum features historical artefacts from this period of warfare, as well as exhibits on native Taino Indians, sea turtle conservation and the island's natural history.

Rainbow over Caribbean island beach

EXPLORE CULEBRITA

The Culebra Historical Museum, also known as El Polvorin, is a museum dedicated to the history of Culebra. The museum is housed in a small building that was used as an ammunition depot by the United States Navy during World War II. The museum features historical artefacts from this period of warfare, as well as exhibits on native Taino Indians, sea turtle conservation and the island's natural history.

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DID YOU KNOW?

1

Isla Culebra translates as Snake Island.

2

Dewey, Culebra's only town, is where you will arrive on the ferry from Puerto Rico.