Author: Jesse S (---.liz-claiborne.com)
Date: 04-27-09 10:03
Good morning all,
My wife and I are going to be visiting Culebra in August (M 8/10 to F 8/14) and we have a few questions about what to expect from that time of the year. I am aware of weather-related issues like hurricane season and the heat, so there is no need to address those. My main concerns are with crowds and amenities.
Everything I've read, online and in print, has stated to avoid the island in July and on summer and holiday weekends. How does mid-week in August compare? We are looking for 4 quiet nights on Culebra of hiking, biking, wildlife spotting, and vegging on the beach, two of which will be spent camping at Flamenco. Could the campgrounds get routy on a Tuesday and Wednesday night in August? We would like to avoid running into one of those mega-parties.
Is this like Europe where nothing is open in August? I saw in the guidebooks that some restaurants and guesthouses are seasonal, and even some of the campground kiosks could be closed at a time like this. It also showed a lot of things only open on weekends. I know the choices are slim on the island in general and we're prepared for that, I just hope the choices are "slim" and not "none" on an August weekday.
I appreciate everyone's input and there will be more inquiries to follow, I have a ton of questions. I was up until 5am last night reading the majority of the forum and it is great stuff!