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Culebra National Wildlife Reserve

Address: Puerto Rico
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Ranked #194 of 521 things to do in Puerto Rico
Type: Islands, Nature & wildlife areas, Beaches, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Much of the land area on the island of Culebra and the outlying islands is designated as a wildlife...
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Type: Islands, Nature & wildlife areas, Beaches, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Much of the land area on the island of Culebra and the outlying islands is designated as a wildlife reserve, which is designed to protect important seabird colonies and turtle-nesting sites in Puerto Rico.
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Jacksonville, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Like others, my wife and I heard of the island of Culebra from Fodors and the concierge at our Hotel ( Conquistador ) on the mainland. Daunted by the ferry horror stories, we opted for a flight on Flamenco Air out of ( I think it was called ) - José Aponte de la Torre Airport not far from Fajardo... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I was staying on the mainland and read ratings of this island being the 3rd most beautiful and felt I had to see it. There is no easy way to get there. There is a ferry but you hear horror stories of getting there two hours early to stand in line and then not get on the ferry. We booked... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I have been here twice now, and each time I kick myself for not spending more time here. Too many daytrippers can dilute your experience as well. Trust me, it is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and I have traveled around the world. You want time here, you want to explore. You want to spend time on... More 

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Austin, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We arranged a day in a small boat with a local charter company. The snorkeling is FABULOUS. However, be VERY CAREFUL of the rip current. My husband "saved" me, but the locals just sat on the beach watching. True, they had warned us, and my husband is a MUCH better swimmer than me, so my own fault. Just do be... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Anaska wrote an inaccurate description of Culebra Beaches. Many of my relatives visited Mexico and left disappointed as well. The glossy pictures of Mexico was got my relatives attention. Just like them I prefer Culebra. The place is not for everybody.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Well after getting up at four in the morning, me and my family were excited about going to culebra and enjoying the beauty of the island and camping there as well ..but instead after waiting more than three hours in line to get the ferry tickets they were sold out, what really prompt me to write this review was the... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We went to Culebra with Kayakingpuertorico.com. We have a good time. New ferry take less than an hour from Fajardo.

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Orlando, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

WOW Beautfu.... heard about the place. took a cheap like 5 dollars ferry ride and camped ofr 2 nights in the campground literally steps from the ocean. Bring food as there is only a few tiny shops to buy stuff. There is a secret snorkling its a hike over a ridge or 2 on a tiny dirt trail but its... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

I live in Canada, but l'm from Mexico, so l need sun once in a while, l thought about going to the Caribbean since l've been to mexico many times, l chose puerto rico because l heard it was the best place according to facebook and pictures online, l heard about Culebra and the pictures looked fantastic, just what l... More 

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Bethlehem, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

We took a ferry from Fajardo to get to this place. We went to Flamenco beach as we saw that it was recommended. This is one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen. No high rises, not even little buildings in sight when you're on the beach. It's just gorgeous, SOme parts have huge waves and others a perfectly... More 

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