¡Por Fin! Culebra desde el cielo

CulebraWe are ecstatic to announce that Google, TeleAtlas, and DóndeEs.com now have significantly improved satellite images of Culebra. If you had checked Culebra in Google Earth or Google Maps merely a couple of weeks ago all you would have seen was a green blob in the middle of the water. You could tell that it was Culebra shaped, but you couldn't see any of the beautiful beaches. While the images of Culebra aren't as sharp as the ones available for San Juan, we can now enjoy their splendor.

I have to confess, I've never actually been to Culebra. So you know I'm just talking out of my back side, but I've heard it has the most beautiful beaches in Puerto Rico. Well the best I've been able to do so far is visit Culebra via DóndeEs.com. In honor of that "trip", I'd like to announce the availability of a new collection of pushpins (points of interest, POI) for Culebra.

  • Plaza de Recreo de Culebra - The Plaza de Recreo de Culebra in Culebra is located right on the water at the ferry dock. A welcome shade as you wait to depart on the ferry back to Fajardo.

  • Culebrita Island - Open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset, the beaches and marked trails of Culebrita Island are open to the public, but the National Wildlife Service recommends that you stay on marked trails and do not enter closed areas.Faro Culebrita

    With fabulous beaches on the west and the north inlet, the island is definitely an adventure so don't forget to bring sunblock and water because there are no facilities on the island.

    The Culebra Lighthouse, which was established in 1886, is still operational, although it is currently closed until renovation is complete. The lighthouse is owned by the Municipal Government of Culebra.

  • Flamenco Beach - Located on Flamenco Bay on the north side of Culebra, Flamenco Beach is a great beach. The beach has bathrooms available as well as camping, with water. Camp sites are available by reservation only. Flamenco Beach is the only camping area in Culebra that is open to the public.

  • Cayo Luis Peña - The south and north beaches of Cayo de Luis Peña are open daily sunrise to sunset. Please observe the no fishing zones on the south, east, and north that are part of the Canal de Luis Peña Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources Nature Reserve. The Cayo offers no facilities, so be sure to take plenty of sunblock and water.

    Playa Tamarindo, which is part of the Cayo Luis Peña Natural Reserve is a great area for snorkeling and swimming.

  • Many other wonders of nature, including the way off the beaten path Cayo Norte, the popular boating Bahía la Pelá, and the surfing hotspot Brava Beach.

    Zoni Beach

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