Culebra National Wildlife Refuge's Luis Pena Cay

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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.


Situated in , welcomes local residents and visitors rooming in this area of Puerto Rico. Regardless of whether or not you're staying nearby, you should feel free to stop by to check out the sights.

The refuge can only be reached via boat or kayak.

Located on the western coast of the island of Isla de Culebra, Culebra National Wildlife Refuge's Luis Pena Cay happily welcomes customers rooming on this part of the island or nearby. Whether or not you're staying particularly close, you are free to stop by to check it out. It's west of Culebra Pueblo.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most exciting options while spending some time exploring the area could be eating a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of the wildlife reservation. El Meson de Goyita, which has a menu full of Creole fare, offers convenient access to this wildlife reservation. The dining establishment is a slight ways away, but far-off enough that you may want to make arrangements for taking advantage of some type of transportation to travel there. Café Delizioso and El Batey Bar de Papa are some more dining options close-by where travelers will have the chance to try a new dish and experience the Puerto Rico culture.

Nearby Attractions

Those who are a fan of wildlife reservations, and have the energy to view some others, might consider seeing Culebra Nature Reserve and Culebra National Wildlife Refuge; the first is two miles to the north of this nature preserve. You'll find some other activities nearby, including Flemenco Tank, which is two miles away Isla de Culebra. You might also consider checking out Culebra Museum, which is another attraction in the area.

Wildlife reservations are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following list contains attractions that are nearby.

Attractions Near Culebra National Wildlife Refuge's Luis Pena Cay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Flemenco Tank Historic Site 2.0 mi. (3.6 km) N 2.2 mi. Northwest of Culebra Pueblo Isla de Culebra
Culebra Museum Museum 3.2 mi. (2.1 km) E 1.3 mi. East of Culebra Pueblo Isla de Culebra
Culebra Museum of History Museum 3.3 mi. (2.3 km) E 1.4 mi. East of Culebra Pueblo Isla de Culebra
Culebrita Lighthouse Other Attraction 6.8 mi. (8.0 km) E Culebrita Culebrita

More Information


The refuge is open to the public daily during daytime hours.


There is no cost to visit the refuge.


Luis Pena Cay, Isla de Culebra, Puerto Rico


(787) 742-0115


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