Author: Sabina Makhdomi (---.nyc.res.rr.com)
Date: 02-19-06 20:27
I have only been to Culebra once and I don't have kids, but I can answer a couple of your questions.
1) The water is very calm at almost all the beaches in Culebra. We were looking for surf and could hardly find it! (Playa Brava being the main exception.) The best beach for children is Flamenco, very nice sand, shallow water, no rocks, and small reefs right on the beach.
2) The publicos are very easy and safe. Our guesthouse had a list of phone numbers, so we just called the drivers and were picked up. No one drives fast really in Culebra. There's not 1 traffic light on the island, since there's no traffic!
5) We took the cargo ferry on the way there. It was very spartan and the ride was longer (2 hrs). I saw 1 child throwing up, and my boyfriend came close. The water was a bit rough and we got sprayed a few times. The regular ferry had nice seating, short 1 hour ride. No one was sick, but maybe the water was calmer. But overall, it didn't seem challenging to me at all.