Author: Blues, M.D. (---.hsd1.md.comcast.net)
Date: 03-19-08 19:45
I just got back after 6 days in Culebra. There is so much to see that it would not be feasible or much fun if you spent all your time walking. Granted, one could experience the local flavor of life by Culabranese inhabitants by foot, but the distance between the different corners of the island are not straight lines or level terrain. Even a day at Rosario and Tamarinda Grande requires a 30 minute hike from Flamenco...after a full or even half day there, an additional 30 minute hike back can make you pretty hot and thirsty. A nice car waiting would be be a welcomed relief where you could store extra supplies.
Another consideration about having a car is not missing out on a pretty nice selection of excellent restaurants away from Dewey and only accessible with wheels.
Finally, I might add, that the lack of lazy floating in calm waters is worth the sacrifice for the pristine isolation, lack of docked boats blocking your view, and unequal beauty of Resaca and Brava (both require transportation to the trails that access each paradise).
OH YEA, don't miss Zoni either ( the best of both worlds; calm, quiet, major gorgious, and again hard to get to without wheels).
No brainer on the car question! Enjoy and pick up your trash. Bring plenty of water and sun screen. I wish I could be your personal tour guide.