Author: DavidC (---.sdsl.bell.ca)
Date: 02-20-09 17:19
Based on the recommendation of a friend who visited the island last month, I am contemplating a trip to Culebra. I would probably spend around six nights on the island after a couple of nights in San Juan (will travel overland by bus and ferry from the coast). I will be travelling alone. (I’m a 41yo male, if that matters.) Here are my questions:
I really want to keep costs as low as possible. I am open to camping, but wonder about showers (are they private?), toilets, change rooms, laundry (basin for washing clothes?) and access to food (wouldn’t bring cooking implements, so would be dependant on food at the beach and in town). If I don’t camp, what other options are there? Are there rooms (shared bath not a problem) in the $40 dollar range? Regardless of where I choose to stay, should I call ahead to reserve?
I would like to do as much scuba diving as possible. It seems that there are two dive shops on the island. Is one more reputable than the other? Is it worth bringing along my fins, mask and snorkel or is it cheap and easier to rent them through the dive shop? What kind of costs am I looking at for dives? Are night dives available? Can I just show up and make arrangements with whichever dive shop I choose or should I contact them/reserve a spot ahead of time?
I noticed on other threads that March appears to be a very busy time. I prefer to be on Culebra when there won’t be huge crowds, but next month will be fine as long as it’s not wall-to-wall people on the beaches and in town. Finally, is there any rainfall in March?
Thanks for any advice!