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Handicap accessibility
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Katin Daniels (
Date:   01-13-08 17:03

I am trying to scratch up some info on wheelchair accessibility on the island. My husband and I spent our honeymoon on Culebra and fell in love with it (we will be returning for our anniversary in just a few weeks!), and noticed some places had ramps (maybe not ADA compliant but a much appreciated effort!!)- Mamacita's and Dinghy Dock come to mind.

So the real question is, looking to next winter- my dad is in a wheelchair, and my family likes to rent a big house and spend a week together over Christmas (or whatever week we can escape the frosty times up here in the Northeast.) Are there houses with around 4-5 bedrooms that are handicapped accessible, and are there any other restaurants or gift shops that we could get in and out of - we cook mostly on our own but sometimes you just can't beat a leisurely lunch by the water, watching those tarpon patiently waiting...

Sorry so long winded- look for the super pale, funny looking Americanos landing Feb. 7 and say hello!

Thank you
Katin and Don Keirstead

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Re: Handicap accessibility
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: richard (
Date:   01-14-08 02:01

I don't think there are many 4-5 BR houses, much less ADA friendly. Best to call Jim G. at C. island realty and spell out what you require upfront, really accommodating guy, or the folks at vacation planners. I'm def. sympathetic to those with different needs, it's not necessarily an easy place, but I haven't paid much attention to that issue. When you stop and think it's interesting how a step here or there add up and change your perspective.

I have seen a lot of motorized chairs buzzing around however. Didn't seem to slow down Chuck in his (with oxygen tank no less).

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Re: Handicap accessibility
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: MJ (
Date:   01-15-08 05:39

I can think of a number of houses managed by Vacation Planners as well that would be wheelchair accessible, and have large sleeping capacities. The sidewalks are pretty wheelchair friendly.
Depending on the chair, most stores and restaurants would be accessible (some of the big ones might be trickier).
For Christmas week, with the wheelchair and large sleeping spots needed, it's not to early to start asking around! Good luck!

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