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Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Jeannie (
Date:   11-26-07 00:10

my boyfriend and I are planning to come back in Feb and we're thinking of renting a scooter instead of a jeep for our stay. i think it's better from an emissions, gas, and financial perspective but i'm worried about how difficult it would be to find a hospital or doctor in case we got into an accident. we rented a scooter for a couple of days after using bikes, and we were fine getting around, so maybe i'm just being paranoid. neither of us are the hard partying types so i'm not worried about us getting boozy and driving into a ditch, just getting hit by someone who's had one too many mojitos... thoughts? which i guess brings up a broader question of who the hell do you contact for an emergency? is there an 24 hour number?

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Re: scooters?
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: bosie (
Date:   11-26-07 10:52

Check it out. The first listing is all the emergency numbers in Culebra.

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Re: scooters?
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Mort (
Date:   11-26-07 12:03

Culebra just isn't a heavy traffic island. If you were renting a scooter in, say, Cozumel, I'd advise against it heavily. But Culebra is a pretty laid back place.

However, if you're worried about death and dismemberment, that can take some of the fun out of things. A jeep isn't that much more expensive, and it's a hell of a lot more comfortable for two people.

As for emissions, you'll drive very few miles during your entire trip, so that isn't too much of a concern (though I admire you for having it!).

One option (which was recommended by me recently by Doug as I recall) is to rent a Jeep for just part of the trip so that you can go to some of the more remote beaches. For Flamenco, you can just take the publico.

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Re: scooters?
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Herb (67.65.139.---)
Date:   11-26-07 13:03

I have a related question.....What beaches can be accessed by publicos......which ones require a rental.....and which ones can be accessed by foot?


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Re: scooters?
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: palmettoculebra (
Date:   11-26-07 18:35

Publicos basically go to Flamenco. By foot will depend on where you are staying & how long you like to walk. For example, from us, Flamenco is less than 2 miles & I walk there daily w/our dogs. We have had guests that have biked around the island & have gone out to Zoni (5 miles from our local near the airport) & down to Soldado, too on their bicylces.

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Re: scooters?
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: jesse taylor koechling (
Date:   12-09-07 01:33

we biked to zoni from culebra island villas... it was quite a bit in the humidity and i can't tell you enough to bring plenty of water. My girlfriend at i walked to flamenco... and you could easily walk to rosario from there. we walked to resaca as well. there's not an easy way of driving there anyway. we started off to soldado but never made it down there.. it wasn't far though.
also, i would suggest a jeep. i thought scooters would be great at first, but it's nice to be able to take bags with you in the car.

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