Author: mwiley (65.192.185.---)
Date: 04-06-05 13:22
My wife and I had our best trip yet to Culebra over Easter. Those who said it would be busy were somewhat right. It was busy for Culebra, but it didn't feel at all crowded at beaches.
We were taken to the ferry by Mike, who is a great taxi driver. He speaks good english (lived in states for a while) and has a lot of knowledge about Puerto Rico. We even stopped at road side stands along the way for food and coco frio. And on the way back to San Juan at the end of our trip, we took a scenic route around the heavy traffic. He charges a flat rate of $65 for up to 4 people. Very reasonable. His number is 787 564 6176.
Once in Culebra, we stayed at casa robinson. Elias picked us up at the ferry. He was a great host and very accessible whenever we needed anything. Great views from the house. I think he has a website, casarobinson.com. We also received a 10% discount on our jeep rental from Carlos since we were staying at casa robinson. Each room also has direct tv, which came in handy for watching ncaa tournament games late at night.
Snorkeling was great. We saw turtles over at playa soni. Three sting rays, an octopus, squid, and several unique fish along carlos resario.
Probably the only negative experience was at el eden cafe/liquor. We went in at lunch to get some cold sandwiches to go. It took 45 minutes to get two sandwiches. They were busy by Culebra standards (7 or 8 people in the store), so I was patient. I only saw 3-4 other sandwiches made while we were waiting for ours. The guy making them was very slow and seemed unorganized.
The bakery was great as usual. We also liked the groceries and fresh bread they have at the new mini-market that is a block west of the airport entrance. Their hours were much more flexible than other markets.