The lack of public transportation on Culebra often leads tourists to the conclusion that renting a car is the only option for transportation, but this is not always the case. If you'll mainly be sticking to your hotel and relaxing on the beaches, you may be able to get by using hotel provided transportation, bikes, or your feet. If you want to do a little sightseeing, however, you'll definitely want to plan on picking up a rental.
Rental agencies in Culebra typically have small jeeps and other small sports utility vehicles that can manage the rugged roads without trouble. While you may be able to find a compact car or other vehicle of your choosing on the island, sticking to one with four-wheel drive and good suspension is recommended. There are just a few agencies on the island, but they are all very courteous and helpful. They are known for going above and beyond with their customer service, including picking up and dropping off customers from the airport.
Review the following table for a list of rental companies.
|Avis Culebra||(787) 742-0726||Calle Escudero y P Marquez 37 - Culebra|
|(787) 742-0110||Punta Soldado Road, Culebra - Culebra Pueblo|
|Carlos Jeep Rental||(787) 742-1111||Airport District - Culebra Pueblo|
|(787) 742-0062||Culebra Pueblo|
|Jerry's Jeep Rental||(787) 742-0526||Carretera 251 - Culebra Pueblo|
The cost for renting a car on Culebra is between $40 and $80(USD) a day, and you'll need to be over the age of 21 plus have a valid driver's license to drive off the lot.
Full-sized vehicles are not the only option for rentals on Culebra. You can rent a golf cart if you plan to stay on the smooth roads in town and scooters and bikes are available for quick trips here and there. Typically, a four-seat golf cart will run you around $40 per day, or $245 per week. While this is not too much cheaper than renting a Jeep or other light SUV, the savings do add up.
Culebra does not offer the most modern of driving conditions. Although the main thoroughfares are paved roads, making it easy to get from your accommodations to the shops and restaurants, most of the places you'll visit on sightseeing trips are that are off the beaten track. For this island, that means either roads that are not very well maintained or no roads at all – which is why a vehicle with four wheel drive is recommended.
One good point about driving here is that you won't have to deal with an overabundance of traffic. Puerto Rico is known for its aggressive drivers, but you don't have to worry about that much here. You will want to pay attention to road signs. Speed limits are posted in miles per hour, yet driving distances are kilometers for hour. Otherwise, you'll find the rules of the road here to be similar to those in the United States.
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Not everyone will need to rent a car for their stay on Culebra, but it is a great choice for anyone who wants to do more than lounge on the beach and visit a restaurant here and there. Take the time to call a few of the agencies on the island for price and vehicle comparisons before you make your final decision to ensure the best outcome when you arrive to pick up your rental.
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