Author: Mort (---.tampabay.res.rr.com)
Date: 09-24-08 08:05
Culebra is surely like most places... closing early on Christmas Eve and all of Christmas Day.
There may be food kiosk vendors at Flamenco if there are crowds of people. But since these are private individuals who appear/disappear at their own whim, you can't count on any of them being there on Christmas day.
Same with restaurants... you won't know until you arrive and ask, and even then they might change their mind at the last minute. Places like Dingy Dock and Mamacita's are the most likely to be open.
Moral of the story... Buy your food early on Dec 24th and buy enough to keep you from going hungry on the 25th, just in case.
As for the rest of the days during that holiday period... no worries because it's high tourist season and there's money to be made by servicing everyone. So there will be plenty of action.
As for camping fuel... there are several grocery stores that carry it. And there's often a kiosk open at Flamenco that carries fuel, ice and other cool stuff. That kiosk is usually only open Fri thru Sun, though, but sometimes more often during holiday weeks.
As for camping reservations... They aren't worth much, even if you're able to reach the office. The campground is pretty much first come first served, and they ALWAYS fit people in. A friend of mine was there on Easter and said you could not even walk without stepping on a tent.