Culebra National Wildlife Refuge

The Culebra Wildlife Sanctuary is the perfect place for hiking, snorkeling, or any kind of nature excursion. With the protected status of the area, you are likely to see at least a good number of native animals and plant-life of the island. It is a particularly good spot for anyone looking to see some of the tropical birds of the area.


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Culebra Island is removed from mainland Puerto Rico, and you will need to take a ferry or charter boat for the most direct route. An alternative is to fly to the island, as there is a small airport. From the main city of Culebra, you can take any main road due East to reach the refuge.

Culebra National Wildlife Refuge is situated on the island of Isla de Culebra, it's to the east of Culebra Pueblo.

Nearby Restaurants

There are a multitude of eateries to choose from in the neighborhood nearby this nature preserve. Cafe Isola is an ideal eatery to have a bite to eat at before spending time at this nature preserve, and is the most convenient dining option from it. Also close-by, you will come across restaurants such as El Oasis Pizzeria and Morgans Ice Cream Shop so you don't need to be picky, since you'll find various dining possibilities.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who enjoy wildlife reservations, and are interested in visiting others, might consider seeing Culebra National Wildlife Refuge's Luis Pena Cay and Culebra Nature Reserve; the first and closest of which is three miles to the west of this nature preserve. There are at least one or two other places of interest nearby, including Culebra Museum, which is a quarter mile away Isla de Culebra. You might also think about visiting Culebra Museum of History, which is another nearby attraction.

Nature preserves are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

Attractions Near Culebra National Wildlife Refuge
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Culebra Museum Museum 0.2 mi. (2.1 km) S 1.3 mi. East of Culebra Pueblo Isla de Culebra
Culebra Museum of History Museum 0.4 mi. (2.3 km) SSE 1.4 mi. East of Culebra Pueblo Isla de Culebra
Flemenco Tank Historic Site 2.9 mi. (3.6 km) WNW 2.2 mi. Northwest of Culebra Pueblo Isla de Culebra
Culebrita Lighthouse Other Attraction 3.7 mi. (8.0 km) E Culebrita Culebrita

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The refuge is open daily from sunrise to sunset.


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