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What hotel base to visit Flamenco and Isla de Caja de Muerto

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What hotel base to visit Flamenco and Isla de Caja de Muerto

Husband and I will fly into San Juan on Sunday . We want to explore and hang out at the aqua blue , smoothe water, snorkeling type beaches. We also like to visit a few bars. Where would be a good base to stay? We want to snorkel, swim, explore, and do NOT want city life of Old San Juan for the week. Culebra? Ponce? Any advice would be great! We dont want to spend a lot on a hotel as we will be out doing things, however we are open to resorts if not outrageous.

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1. Re: What hotel base to visit Flamenco and Isla de Caja de Muerto

Currently due to Sargasso the best snorkeling in Puerto Rico is in Culebra. There is not even a close second. Also based on your stated desire to get away. ...Culebra. Some very nice waterfront bar restaurants too

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2. Re: What hotel base to visit Flamenco and Isla de Caja de Muerto

What’s the cheapest way to get there from San Juan ? We are renting a car . Should we rent in San Juan or in Culebra? Is there any nightlife ? Thanks so much !

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3. Re: What hotel base to visit Flamenco and Isla de Caja de Muerto

We hear Rincon is a fun laid back

Vibe and may want to spend a night there too.

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4. Re: What hotel base to visit Flamenco and Isla de Caja de Muerto

Travel to Culebra or Vieques is a bit different than most places in the USA. The easiest and most reliable way to get there is by flying. Worth the money if you have it. Another way is to take a taxi or uber or rent a car from Alamo, Enterprise or Avis (please do not rent from ANY others trust me) at the San Juan airport. Then drive to Fajardo and catch the 3pm ferry. Parking your rental is a frustrating waste of money unless you snagged an awesome deal.

Not much nightlife on Culebra. A few bars but pretty chill.

Best way to do your trip, arrange round trip airfare to Culebra rent a golfcart or jeep while there. Then rent a car at San Juan Airport and see Rincon and some of the sights along the way.

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5. Re: What hotel base to visit Flamenco and Isla de Caja de Muerto

SO to "get away" we should just book flights to CUlebra, and stay for the week? Or should we just do a day trip by ferry?

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6. Re: What hotel base to visit Flamenco and Isla de Caja de Muerto

The ferry is not recommended. Frequently delayed or cancelled. Plenty of advice in the forum.

People stay weeks in Culebra. Others just do a day trip. Sorry, but this is a decision only you can make. Do you want to be in an isolated paradise island, with only a few choices for dinning and entertainment, but very relaxed? If so, then one week in Culebra will work for you. If not, stay a few days or do a day trip.

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7. Re: What hotel base to visit Flamenco and Isla de Caja de Muerto

There is no Sargasso in Icacos either for the snorkel trips

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