Thursday, January 13, 2011

Culebra

Culebrita
Culebra is famous for its coral reefs and white sand beaches. Culebra can be reached by plane or ferry from Fajardo and offers accommodations and dining. Did you know Culebra was home to the first bird sanctuary created by President Teddy Roosevelt?

Ferry services for both passengers and cars
Call for departure time and reservations (787/863-0705) or (787/863-0852)

There are several beaches on Culebra to visit on your day trip.
  • Flamenco Beach - is by far the most popular beach in Culebra
  • Culebrita - is the largest cay east of Culebra.
  • Dakity Bay - by boat, canoe, kayak
  • Malena - is a quiet beach part of the Nature Reserve, easy to reach from to road to Punta Soldado.
  • Melones - favored by snorkeling enthusiasts, this coral beach is easy to walk to from town
  • Mosquito - is a quiet beach with road access and a beautiful reef to snorkle in at both ends of Mosquito.
  • Sardinas - you don't have to travel far, the water is calm and there are fish to see and catch.
  • Punta Soldado - is a lovely quiet beach made up of small pebbles with a beautiful view of Vieques and the main island of Puerto Rico.
  • Zoni - this is a quiet beach with public access facing Northeast, with a great view of Culebrita, Cayo



Flamenco Beach
Culebrita
Tank on Cuelbra Beach

Boat and Ferry
The Puerto Rico Ports Authority (787/863-0705) runs passenger ferries from Fajardo to Culebra and Vieques. Service is from the ferry terminal in Fajardo, about a 90-minute drive from San Juan. There are a limited number of seats on the ferries, so get to the terminal in plenty of time.

The Fajardo-Culebra ferry leaves Culebra daily at 9:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m., returning at 6:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.. The 90-minute trip is $2.25.

On weekends ferries depart from Vieques at 9:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m., returning at 6:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m..
Tickets for the 90-minute journey are $2 each way.

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