Picturesque Flamenco Beach is ranked number three among the top 10 most exotic beaches in the world, thanks to its white coral sand, crystal clear water and breathtaking arid tree lined hills. But there are more sandy shores to see on Culebra Island than just this spot for sun and surf—the island itself is a true paradise for beach bumming travelers.
Visitors can access smaller island destinations like Culebrita and Luis Pena (after obtaining a permit) by using a public water taxi from the main town. These tiny landmasses off the coast of this picturesque island are ideal for hiking, photography and scuba diving. Since rivers and streams don’t run into the ocean waters here, so the surrounding seas are unusually clear making for perfect underwater wildlife viewing.
Culebra Island is located about 17 miles east of mainland Puerto Rico and 12 miles west of St. Thomas. It can be reached by boat, private ferry or airplane. Ferries make several trips per day between the island and Fajardo and cost about $5 round trip. A number of festivals are held throughout the year including a windsurfing competition in February, a fishing tournament in March and a craft festival in November.