Destination guide

Unspoiled beauty in Culebra

Unlike many islands in the Caribbean, Culebra has thumbed its nose at commercialism and retained a fierce pride in its unspoiled natural beauties and quirky communities. Only 11 square miles, Culebra is an island paradise without a hint of pretension. Strolls down the street are accompanied by an assortment of chickens, and nights are so dark and quiet that a sky full of stars can be fully appreciated for its magical splendor. Culebra vacation rentals are welcoming havens of tranquility and air-conditioned comfort, wonderful places to relax after swimming at the beach or hiking along trails through the emerald hills.

Things to do

Chartered tours and nature hikes in Culebra

Culebra is the ideal island for letting go of the hustle and bustle of mainland life, and embracing an easy-going island vibe. A massage is a brilliant way to start your vacation off right, and getting it done on the beach under the shade of a palm tree is island life at its best. You can explore this beautiful island from the water by chartering a boat or catamaran, and letting your captain guide you to secluded beaches and special swimming spots. Culebra vacation rentals provide a good place to relax after a fun day of birdwatching or turtle spotting.

Activities

Artisan shopping and sunset strolls in Culebra

Sun, sand and surf are the order of the day while on holiday on Culebra. The warm waters of the Caribbean Sea beckon adventurers eager to explore the underwater universe beneath the turquoise waves, and the silky beaches are perfect for playing sand volleyball with friends, building sandcastles with the kids or taking romantic sunset strolls with your significant other. Culebra vacation rentals are close to the town center, where you can leisurely stroll through myriad shops, finding handcrafted goods by local artisans, then head to a nearby pub for a cold drink and swap stories with local residents.

Weather

A tropical jewel in Culebra

The Puerto Rican island of Culebra is an unspoiled jewel in the Caribbean where the slow pace of life is set by the hot, sultry weather. Culebra shares the steamy tropical weather famous in the islands that dot the Caribbean. Temperatures remain consistent year-round, ranging between 74 degrees and 88 degrees, with occasional climbs into the low 90s. The wettest months in Culebra are from August to November, though the rainy season extends from May through December. The warm year-round temperatures of Culebra draw visitors throughout the year, but for lovers of the outdoors, December through April is best.

Natural features

The emerald isle of Culebra

The sparsely settled island of Culebra is a true emerald isle of heavily forested rolling hills, ringed with exquisite white sand beaches. It has been a haven for animals since President Teddy Roosevelt established a bird sanctuary there in 1909. Myriad birds make their home there now, including bridled, sooty and noddy terns, brown boobies and laughing gulls. White-tailed deer were introduced to Culebra in 1966, and they live happily on the east side of the island. Hiking up into the hills offers opportunities to spot waddling iguanas, tiny lizards scurrying into the undergrowth and fat frogs, eyeing you curiously.

How to get there

How to get to and around Culebra

Fly into Culebra (CPX-Benjamin Rivera Noriega), the closest airport, located 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Vieques (VQS-Antonio Rivera Rodriguez), which is 18.2 mi (29.3 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Culebra?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 80 vacation rentals near Culebra. From 28 Houses to 20 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Culebra for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Culebra?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Culebra. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Culebra Pueblo: 79 vacation rentals
  • Flamenco: 80 vacation rentals
  • Playa Sardinas II: 79 vacation rentals
  • Fraile: 80 vacation rentals
  • Luis Pena Island: 271 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Culebra! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Culebra?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Culebra:

  • Culebra Pueblo: 79 rentals
  • Flamenco: 80 rentals
  • Playa Sardinas II: 79 rentals
  • Fraile: 80 rentals
  • Playa Sardinas I: 79 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Culebra?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Culebra are:

  • Culebra Airport (CPX): 269 vacation rentals
  • Cyril E King Airport (STT): 1,921 vacation rentals
  • Vieques Airport (VQS): 281 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Culebra?

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

  • Luis Pena Island: 271 rentals
  • Flamenco Beach (Playa Flamenco): 254 rentals
  • Culebrita Beach: 193 rentals
  • Zoni Beach: 217 rentals
  • Tamarindo Beach: 269 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Culebra listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.