Author: Zach (---.ny325.east.verizon.net)
Date: 06-26-08 23:39
yes, fly Air Vieques from San Juan (Isla Grande airport) to Culebra for $100 r/t. Also, be aware – they charge extra money if your bag is overweight (it's not a ton but still, nice to know). The planes are small - 8 people max plus pilot/copilot. I LOVED it but if small planes are not enjoyable for you you might want to try other options. The flight takes about 25/30 minutes in total and in nice weather i found it quite enjoyable.
I just posted info about Bahia Marina resort as a place to stay. just google them, they come right up. very friendly people who run it, great restaurant on the grounds, two pools, balcony in each suite and TWO full bathrooms. Highly recommend it.
Two great restaurants:
• Juanita Bananas
You have to take a day trip to Culebrita Island. It's a small nature preserve off the eastern coast of Culebra and you can only get there by private boat. Tons of local people take visitors there pretty much on your schedule. Typically they seem to charge about $50/person for a r/t. Not bad considering gas prices. We had a local guy named 'George' take us. he's listed as something else (can't remember) on the list you get from teh visitors center but many local inns and thigns will have phone numbers of various people you can call. He was great, very helpful and nice.