Destination guide

Look out at the sea from your Fraile vacation rental

The district of Fraile occupies the eastern side of Culebra, and is best known for its long stretches of white sandy beach. If you're lucky enough to score one of the Fraile vacation rentals that line the oceanfront, you can spend lazy days sunbathing under the palms, reading a good book. If lying on the beach isn't your thing, fear not. There are plenty of things to do for thrill-seekers and culture vultures. In the morning you could be hitting the ocean on kayaks to look for wildlife, while the afternoons can be spent exploring the historical and natural attractions.

Things to do

Fraile has a plethora of historic and natural attractions

The island has its fair share of historic and natural attractions to keep those who aren't beach bums occupied. Though it closed in the 70's, what's left of the Culebrita Lighthouse, the only thing that remains from Spain's occupation of Puerto Rico, is worth a little time exploring. Afterwards, if you come at the right time, you can hop on one of the golf carts at Zoni Beach and head up the shoreline to see nesting leatherback turtles. As night closes in, you'll want to jump into the waters and see the glowing blue bioluminescent organisms.


Explore Fraile's underwater world

If you can muster the energy to drag yourself off the beach – trust us, it's harder than it looks – you'll want to spend at least half a day exploring the colorful underwater world. You'll never be far away from someone who's offering snorkel adventures when you stay at a Fraile vacation rental, and the coral reefs which teem with colorful creatures shouldn't be missed. Afterwards, you could take a little walk across the island, rent some kayaks to explore the coast, or simply return back to your position on the beach, sipping from a freshly-cut coconut.


Endlessly blue skies in Fraile

Deciding when to go to Puerto Rico can be a little tricky. The endless blue skies and winter sun have long drawn in the punters, but this drives the price up. On the other hand, the summer rains see the fewest tourists and so prices nosedive. If you're looking for a happy medium, try to score a Fraile vacation rental between April and June. You'll be treated to long stretches of empty beach before the annual downpours and arguably a more comfortable climate, not to mention a much more attractive price on rentals.

Natural features

Fraile is famous for the dance of the booby

The dry sub-tropical forests and mangroves on Culebra make up the Mount Resaca, one of the oldest refuges established in the early 20th century. The 600 hectares protect dozens of seabird species, including tropicbirds and boobies. More migrating birds find this tiny dot in the ocean every year to breed and look after their young. Just be sure to pack the binoculars. That's by no means everything you'll see. The underwater world is a treasure trove of fascinating discoveries, where you'll likely see harmless little sharks and graceful eagle rays in the clear waters.

Can I find a vacation rental around Fraile?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 81 vacation rentals near Fraile. From 29 Houses to 21 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Fraile for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Fraile?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Fraile. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Luis Pena Island: 274 vacation rentals
  • Flamenco Beach (Playa Flamenco): 261 vacation rentals
  • Black Sand Beach: 258 vacation rentals
  • Bioluminescent Bay: 289 vacation rentals
  • Culebrita Beach: 197 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fraile listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Fraile?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 29 Houses in Fraile. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Fraile include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 21 rentals available
  • Villas: 19 rentals available
  • Cabins: 5 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Fraile?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 12 vacation rentals with pool available in Fraile. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.