Leave your worries and your iPad at home because Puerto Rico’s Culebra archipelago is a paradise free of the usual distractions, including major hotels, Wi-Fi and chain stores. With beaches that are continuously ranked among the most stunning in the world, rare and colorful sea life, and an infectious friendly island Calypso vibe, Culebra is a true treat for anyone willing to unplug and experience nature at its most unspoiled.
While Culebra isn’t home to an abundance of hotels, supermarkets and shopping centers, it is flourishing with outdoor adventures for visitors of all ages and interests. Whether you’re snapping photos of panoramic beach views, snorkeling with sea turtles or kayaking through the other-worldly Luis Pena Marine Reserve, there is much to entertain you. The following are a few more ways to dip your toes and your adventurous side into the white sands and turquoise waters of Culebra.
Beach lovers haven’t completed their bucket lists until they’ve visited Culebra. The island’s Flamenco Beach is ranked among the world’s most beautiful beaches year after year. White sand, the bright blue sea, food stands and shady campgrounds on the sand make this a place you’ll want to call home for a while. You won’t want to miss world-renowned Tamarindo Beach or Culebrita Island and its tide-pool-filled Tortuga Beach either. Other important beaches, Punta Soldado and Zoni Beach.
Coral reefs, vibrantly colored fish, sea turtles and crystal-clear turquoise waters await those who jump into the sea with snorkel and mask. Culebra’s underwater marine reserve is teeming with tropical fish, bright corals, hawksbill turtles, green sea turtles and an abundance of other marine life. Kayaking Puerto Rico will provide the highest-quality snorkeling gear, so you can forget about planning and simply enjoy the experience.
Kayaking is one of the best ways to explore Culebra’s pristine waters. Visitors can discover the Luis Pena channel, which is a feeding ground for sea turtles and home to most of the island’s coral cover. Tamarindo Beach is an easy paddle away, offering white sand and warm waters that are just waiting to be enjoyed. You don’t need prior kayaking experience to embark on an adventure along Culebra’s craggy shoreline with Kayaking Puerto Rico because the expert guides will show you the basics before leading you to the best spots along the coast.
You don’t have to use all of your energy exploring Culebra Island. Many adventurers like to ditch the paddles and experience the area aboard an adrenaline-pumping mini-boat. Hop from island to island, cay to cay and snorkeling spot to snorkeling spot on a boat you operate yourself. Travelers with a little more need for speed will love Kayaking Puerto Rico’s fully guided Mini Speed Boat tours. – This tour is available in Fajardo, not cCulebra at the moment.
You haven’t fully experienced Puerto Rico until you’ve visited Culebra, so pack your adventurous spirit and make lasting memories in one of the world’s most beautiful travel destinations.