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Making Culebra Basecamp
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: James Haley (
Date:   10-08-12 11:19

My friend and I were considering making flamenco beach our basecamp for PR. Does anyone think that it would be plausible to make day trips from Culebra to places like San Juan and overnight trips to El Yunque. The thing is that we will be camping and neither of us have our license.

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Re: Making Culebra Basecamp
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Francis (
Date:   10-08-12 13:14

It will depend on how you plan it and how much time you are willing to invest. It takes about 1.5 hour to cross one way. I was going to suggest renting a car in Fajardo, but that's out of the question without a license. If you want to do this via taxi, it is possible. You can take the first boat out of Culebra, then take the last boat from Fajardo back to Culebra.

1. Make sure you buy a Round Trip Ticket From the Culebra Ticket counter, to ensure that you have a ticket available on the way back .

2. Get a phone number from one of the drivers operating a "publico" in Culebra, so he/she can make a special trip to meet you at the ferry when you get back. There is regular transportation in Culebra. Though publico's are cheap.

3. Taking a taxi to sightsee will be expensive. I would negotiate with the drivers when u can. You will have a few hours to check out El Yonque.

4. I recommend doing the short walk to a waterfall at El Younque. There is also a Biolumencense Bay in Fajardo, usually starts at 8pm, since the last ferry to Culebra is 7pm, you cant do this unless you stay overnight in Fajardo. This activity is absolutely out of the world. Imagine the movie Avatar!

Goodluck and I hope that helps!

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Re: Making Culebra Basecamp
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Rich Bennett (
Date:   10-08-12 15:46

I'm assuming you're camping, if so how much gear and supplies are you planning on bringing with you. I just did a week in Puerto Rico in September. We rented a car for the entire week. Our first night was in San Juan, then we camped out on Flamenco for 3 nights, stayed in the Fajardo Inn for 2, (Camping was supposed to be 5 nights, but I just couldn't take the heat at night anymore. I'm not built for the tropics) with spending 1 day in El Yunque, then we finished out our last night back in San Juan.

If there are any questions I can answer, let me know since the trip is still pretty fresh in my head.


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Re: Making Culebra Basecamp
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Michael (
Date:   10-10-12 02:52

If you need a base camp for PR and want to camp, Luquillo is probably a better spot - Flamenco is good to hang .. and stay :)

Enjoy Culebra!


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