Viva Culebra!

Or, loosely translated from gringo to actual Spanish, Alive Snake! As you may have noticed, I've been absent for the past week and was fairly cryptic about my plans. It's sad, but in this day and age you can't go around announcing your vacations or you may return to a burgled home.

In an attempt to get as far from civilization as possible and relax on a deserted beach in the Caribbean on the cheap, my wife and I made the trek to the island of Culebra, a tiny piece of land off the east coast of Puerto Rico. Two commercial flights, one flight on a tiny prop plane, a ferry, a small boat, a hitched ride with a sympathetic stranger and a bit of a hike with all our luggage later, we arrived to this stunningly untouched island with the realization that this is not a place for the faint of heart or ill-equipped. Even in a hotel, you're one step above camping.

So, if you're a bit adventurous and don't mind changing travel plans several times in order to get there and back, you'll be rewarded with some of the most stunning beaches and abundant wildlife you'll ever be lucky enough to lay your eyes on. Just don't expect a five-star resort. Or one star. Or a motel 6. Viva Culebra!


Jay B Sauceda said...

Man, I really wanted to do Culebra when I was in PR last September. I missed the ferry by about 3 minutes and the lady wouldn't let me on.

Glad you got to check it out.

The Best Part said...

Yeah, we had quite the day of travel mishaps yesterday, that all began with a sold-out ferry. It's an amazing place though, definitely check it out if you get the chance again.

Anonymous said...

Viva Puerto Rico! Glad you had a good time visiting us on one of our lovely islands.