Author: Linda H (---.dhcp.mrqt.mi.charter.com)
Date: 03-08-12 03:41
You can search this forum for specific topics and find more information that may help answer your questions. The first time we visited Culebra, we rented bikes and used them exclusively. If you are in decent shape and can travel light, it can be done. We carried our snorkeling gear, cameras, and lunches with us. Keep in mind that it will be hot, and the hills are steep in some areas, especially going to Zoni. The second visit, we rented a jeep for two days and used bikes the rest of the time. The jeep made visiting Zoni and Resaca easier, as well as hauling groceries -- taking bags in and out of the jeep was certainly easier than balancing bags on the handlebars! The downside of a jeep is the cost and hassle of fuel, since there can sometimes be lines at the one gas station, and also finding a parking spot in town. If you have a group of 3 or more, bikes are not much more economical than a jeep. Rain was not a factor during the times we were there -- the worst we encountered were a couple of short showers that didn't cause any problems with biking.
Where to stay depends on what you like to do. Staying in town means you're close to restaurants and stores, but it's not as quiet and you have to travel to get to any beach. Staying at Flamenco means you have good access to several beaches, and you can eat at the kiosks at Flamence as well as prepare your own meals, but stores and restaurants are a ways away. We have chosen to stay close to, but not in, town both times. Bottom line is, it's a small island and nothing is all that far away wherever you are.