On a top ten list of attractions on Culebra, nine of them are usually beaches; but if you stick to the coast you'll be selling yourself short. Yes, Culebra is home to some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet, but it is also a place where you can learn about history, culture, and nature. The center of the island is where you'll find a small collection of museums and landmarks, while nature abounds no matter which way you turn – almost the entire island has been dubbed a nature preserve.
You'll discover an abundance of beaches to consider visiting on the island. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, for vacationers who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on the name of each beach to get additional information concerning that particular location.
Flamenco Beach: The island of Culebra is accessible by boat, ferry, or plane. From there you will find Flamenco Beach off Highway 251.
Another alternative that beach-goers can consider is Playa South Beach. Off the coast of the small island of Culebra is an even smaller uninhabited island called Cayo Luis Peña; here is where Playa South Beach lies. Visitors are allowed on the beach during the day for sunning, swimming, sailing, and snorkeling, but must return to Culebra at night.
Playa Tortuga: Making up a cove on the small uninhabited island of Culebrita, Playa Tortuga has some very calm waters. Turn around, and you will be able to hike a while in the center of the island until coming to other beaches.
These are just a few of the options. To find out more about beaches available, go to this page.
Assuming you like to expand your knowledge of other cultures and places, you might want to visit a museum during your time on Culebra.
A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Culebra Museum. It is found in central Culebra. Set in a cute little house, the small museum features a collection of artifacts and images that tell the often overlooked history of the Culebra History. While the events that generally occurred here may not have had a big impact on the world as a whole, this local story tells of the lives of the average person and an opportunity to walk in someone else's shoes.
The table directly below lists more details concerning some museums you might enjoy on Culebra.
|Culebra Museum||(787) 742-3832||Central Culebra|
|(787) 405-3768||Central Culebra|
Enjoy exploring the history of countries you visit? If so, you might want to visit a historical site while vacationing on Culebra.
If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Flemenco Tank. It is a part of Flamenco Beach and situated in western Culebra. A reminder of when the U.S. military used the island as a gunnery, an abandoned tank sits on the sand of this beach.
|Flemenco Tank||Historical Site||--||2.2 mi. Northwest of Central Culebra Pueblo||Isla de Culebra|
Travelers can experience some other worthwhile sites worth visiting on the island.
If the nitty gritty aspects of living by the sea interest you, you should think about visiting. There are numerous trails that lead up to the highest point on the island of Culebra, and there, visitors are greeted with the Culebrita Lighthouse. It was built between 1882 and 1886 by the Spanish and was lit for the first time on February 25, 1886.
|Lighthouse||4.9 mi. East of Central Culebra Pueblo||Culebrita|
Do you hope to spend more of your vacation time outdoors? You might be happy to learn the island has a few interesting nature preserves on it.
Culebrita Wildlife Refuge is a popular nature preserve Culebrita, in eastern Culebra. In addition to the birds and three species of turtles that call Culebrita home, more than 50,000 seabirds stop here to breed their young here. There are also nearly 100 species of plants here for visitors to be on the look out for.
Travelers hoping to locate a another great natural attraction will be interested in seeing choices like Culebra National Wildlife Refuge's Luis Pena Cay. Taking up Luis Pena Cay, this wildlife refuge serves as a safe haven for many of Puerto Rico's native animal and plant life. If you are feeling adventurous you can explore the reserve.
Take a minute to read the following chart to find out more about nature preserves .
|Culebra National Wildlife Refuge||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||Central Culebra||Isla de Culebra|
|Culebra National Wildlife Refuge's Luis Pena Cay||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||2.7 mi. West-Southwest of Central Isla de Culebra||Isla de Culebra|
|Culebra Nature Reserve||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||2.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla de Culebra||Isla de Culebra|
|Culebrita Wildlife Refuge||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||0.0 mi. Southeast of Central Culebrita||Culebrita|
Another fun idea is to visit some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Other types of natural attractions on Culebra are summarized here:
|Bay||2.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Culebra Pueblo|
|Bay||1.3 mi. Northwest of Central Culebra Pueblo|
|Bay||0.6 mi. South West of Central Culebra Pueblo|
|Bay||4.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central Cayo Norte|
|Bay||3.6 mi. South West of Central Cayo Norte|
|Bay||2.5 mi. South of Central Isla de Culebra|
|Lagoon||1.3 mi. South of Central Cayo Norte|
|Lagoon||1.6 mi. West of Central Isla de Culebra|
|Lagoon||1.8 mi. Southeast of Central Cayo Norte|
|Lagoon||1.6 mi. West of Central Isla de Culebra|
|Bay||1.8 mi. South West of Central Culebrita|
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