Author: William Keyworth (---.prtc.net)
Date: 03-08-16 14:46
assuming the gran melia is in san juan, you're looking at about an $80 taxi fare to fajardo - see if you can find someone to share the ride with. we opted to stay in fajardo for the night, then take the early ferry out. the ferry is not bad at all, unless the weather is horrible and the seas are high. i personally love a wild ride, but i am sailor, so it comes with the territory! :-) i would not do the online tickets for the ferry, just get there very early and wait in line. (online tickets are $15 extra for a $4 fare for the online service charge) bring bug spray.
there are some cool finds on airbnb, but don't expect luxury and super clean, bug-free places anywhere on culebra. it's totally like roughing it in style, and if a spider or lizard (both friendly, of course) in your place will give you a fit, then think twice about coming. we are living in their space and not the other way around.
ask around about how to get to culebrita - there are water taxis, but you do have to ask around.
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