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Advice for amateurs
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Mari Alex (24.138.217.---)
Date:   06-22-06 10:31

My husband and I are staying in Culebra from July 20 to July 24, we live in Puerto Rico, but we don't know much about Culebra. We will like to know what to do, or how to plan our schedule. What we must do, and what we should avoid, or who we should avoid. We are planning to do some snorkeling, I have heard that we could take a trip on a boat to do it, or we could go on our own, what do you recomend? We are also planning to rent a Jeep, we should do the reservations or we could wait untill we get there? What are the best restaurants and the least expesive ones, to do our three meals?, what beaches are the best for snorkeling?

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Re: Advice for amateurs
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: debby (
Date:   06-22-06 16:40

My husband and I just returned from Culebra; had a wonderful time. We stayed at Villa Boheme; it was very clean and nice- would definitely stay there again.(we had room #11, but our friends stayed in one of the cheaper rooms and it was nice too). We did not rent a vehicle, but found that taxis were usually available but not as frequent during the week to go to Flamenco. We walked the trail to Carlos Rosario to snorkel and it was awesome!! We saw lots of fish and coral. The trail splits at the bottom and there was good snorkeling on both sides; more shallow and more surf on the left side. We also walked to Melones from town along the beach from the ferry dock. It was a fairly long walk but not hard. We saw an octupus at Melones just right out from the first buoy!! Got a good picture but I will have to get my "tech savy" sis to show me how to attach it to e-mail! One thing we found to be a real plus- we had dive vests and it was so nice- it just took the effort out of floating around and looking. From our experience and limited roaming around town, the only consistently open restaurants were the Dinghy Dock and Mamacitas. Pan deli was usually open too and good. Hope this helps; this forum really helped us plan our trip.

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Re: Advice for amateurs
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: shelly mason (
Date:   07-11-06 12:40

We just returned 2 days ago and are alredy planning another trip, the best snorkeling seems to be flamenco beach, walk to the out edges, it should keep you occupied for quite a while. I wouldn't even bother with paying someone to take you out, the area is shallow out quite a bit and it is easy to explore on your own.

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Re: Advice for amateurs
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: JoseGuzman (
Date:   07-12-06 06:28

The best skorkeling is when you do it by boat, and the boat anchors at the dive site, but that is very expensive.
Snorkeling from shore is good.
For restaurants try to go with locals... La Poncena, Tina's ( do not know if it is still operating ), there is another just in front of the softball arena.
Mamacitas is very good too.
It is an island and there is not much to do than water related activities, snorkel, fish, relax, etc. Take many pictures, and try to get around the island. Go to Zoni, there is not a lot of people there, the beach is very good, and the view is WOW !.

Enjoy you stay,

Capt. J.Guzman

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