Author: Mort (---.tampabay.res.rr.com)
Date: 04-17-08 09:10
I agree with Ioulia and Jeannie about bugs, kayaking and nudity.
Valuables are rarely stolen, especially if left in your tent under some bedding/clothes. That's probably a lot safer than leaving it on beach towel while you swim, and everyone does that.
A lock on the tent won't do much other than draw attention to there being something valuable in your tent. I mean, "breaking into" a tent takes approximately one second.
There are no lockers.
Culebrita is not always deserted. I've been there when there were no less than THIRTY boats tethered at or near the beach. Don't go on a holiday. Midweek is usually empty. Snorkeling at Culebrita isn't nearly as good as the Carlos Rosario area, by the way.
As for topless or nude sunbathing, the only place to absolutely avoid it is Flamenco. Even so, I've seen it there, though not in the main area. It's really easy to walk to beaches from Flamenco that have virtually no one around. If you want to be entirely alone, just walk past the tank and over all the rocks until you eventually reach a deserted beach or two.
When you choose a campsite, I highly recommend Section E, which is at the end of the campground. It's prettier, less crowded, and (usually) less noisy. It's a ten minute walk to the main area, but well worth it.
Bring earplugs just in case there are loud partyers. What's amazing to me is that on weekends, sometimes large groups will come in, set up all their stuff, party loudly until late at night, and then leave the next morning. Why would anyone go to all the effort of coming to a beautiful and serene place just to make lots of noise? Makes no sense to me. Well, there's the alcohol influence. There should be signs saying "Don't Drink and Camp --- The Life You Save May Be Your Own."