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.


Set near the middle of the island of Isla de Culebra, Culebra National Wildlife Refuge happily welcomes local residents and visitors who are lodging on this part of the island or nearby. Regardless of whether or not you're staying in the vicinity, you should think about stopping by to check it out. It's east of Culebra Pueblo.

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.

Nearby Restaurants

You need not go hungry after spending time at this wildlife reserve; you'll find a broad selection of food and drink providers in this general area. Cafe Isola is an ideal eatery to enjoy a meal at before checking out the wildlife reservation, and is the most convenient dining option from it. El Oasis Pizzeria and Morgans Ice Cream Shop offer additional nearby lunch and dinner possibilities where guests can enjoy the local cuisine in Puerto Rico.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that like wildlife reservations, and have the energy to view some others, should check out Culebra National Wildlife Refuge's Luis Pena Cay and Culebra Nature Reserve; the first of which is three miles to the west of Culebra National Wildlife Refuge. Other kinds of nearby attractions include Culebra Museum, which is a quarter mile away Isla de Culebra. You might want to also consider visiting Culebra Museum of History, which is another attraction in the area.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, take a look at what is closest in the following table.

Attractions Near Culebra National Wildlife Refuge
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Culebra Museum Museum 0.2 mi. (2.0 km) S 1.2 mi. East of Culebra Pueblo Isla de Culebra
Culebra Museum of History Museum 0.4 mi. (2.2 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. (7.9 km) E Culebrita Culebrita

More Information


The refuge is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Location: Culebra Pueblo, Isla de Culebra


(787) 742-0115


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