Culebra Island Journals

Culebra, Puerto Rico

A July 1999 trip to Culebra Island by Kiryo

Typical day at flamenco Photo, Culebra Island, Puerto Rico More Photos
Quote: Culebra Island was once part of the US Navy's bombing range in the Roosevelt Roads base complex. Locals got fed up with having WWII bombings still going on more than three decades after the Great War's end and decided to kick the Navy out.

Playa Flamenco

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Typical day at flamenco Photo, Culebra Island, Puerto Rico
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This is probably one of the most beautiful beaches on our planet. Camping is available here for two night minimums at US$10 per night, otherwise pay more at the lodgings down the cove.

Flamenco is named for the flamenco coral that is dwindling off the coral reef that parallels the shore for about 6km due to increased ocean pollution and some irresponsible tourist use. Lets hope they come back in full swing! See them for yourself with snorkel gear or SCUBA for a better adventure . . . just beware of occasional sharks and anticipate the rare dolphin sight!