If you're staying in Quebradillas and hoping to do some snorkeling, you'll want to make arrangements for an off-shore excursion in advance of your trip.
Located along the island's north coast, Quebradillas is much better suited for surfing than it is for snorkeling. In fact, with rip-rides and rough currents, snorkeling is not recommended at all. Instead, tourists are encouraged to book a day of to the island's east coast for some of the best snorkeling around.
Fajardo, Culebra, and Vieques are three of the island's top snorkeling destinations thanks to their calm, crystalline waters and sites that include coral reef, stunningly colored fish, and other marine life like rays, sea turtles, and dolphins. There are more than a dozen different sites between these three locations, and most tours will including not only some time snorkeling, but food and a few hours relaxing on a uncrowded beach.
For more information about snorkeling, including helpful suggestions and tips for beginners and "pros" check out our exhaustive Caribbean snorkeling article.
If you love snorkeling, don't let the fact that Quebradillas is not a great destination for the sport deter you from staying here. An hour or less is all it takes to find yourself within reach of some of the top snorkeling sites in all of – and they are definitely worth the trip.
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