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Mayor Abraham Peņa Nieves

Mayor Abraham Peņa Nieves


Culebra History

            Located about nineteen miles east of Puerto Rico and eight miles north of Vieques, Culebra is the smallest of the inhabited Spanish Virgin Islands. She is seven miles long and 3 miles wide.

Culebra is an arid island, having no rivers or streams. She gets her water from Puerto Rico via Vieques. Because of the lack of run-off from streams and rivers, Culebra boasts crystal clear waters with sixty feet of visibility on a bad day.

Culebra is an island municipality under the domain of Puerto Rico, which has been under the protection of the United States, since its annexation from Spain in 1898. In 1909 the Culebra National Wildlife Refuge was established. The refuge takes in over one thousand four hundred acres of land and is well known both as a nesting area for numerous seabirds, as well as the endangered leatherback turtle and Culebra giant anole.

Culebra has by about three thousand residents. The quiet, unspoiled island has little to offer in nightlife, except for a quiet, safe walk in the moonlight or the occasional sound of guitar music from one of her few night spots. The island has little crime and very little to do, but relax at the beach or your favorite watering hole. The snorkeling and scuba diving around Culebra are outstanding. Hard and soft corals abound in the shallows and magnificent reefs encircle the island. Tropical fish and other sea life abound. The depths rarely exceed one hundred feet.


Culebra Barrios   Culebra Ferry  Culebra Office
Culebra Flamenco Beach    Flamenco Beach 2   




 MAYOR  Hon. Abraham Peņa
 FOUNDED  1879
 POPULATION  1,868  inhabitants (Est. 2000)
 TOWN'S PATRON SAINT  Virgen del Carmen
 PEOPLE KNOW AS  Culebrenses
 ISLE KNOW AS  Passage Isle


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 Accommodations at Culebra


Andrades by the Sea
(800) 757-4701

Culebra, PR


Casa La Pela

(800) 484-9659 code 6001

P.O. Box 611

Culebra, PR


 Casa Llave

(787) 742-3559

Culebra, PR


Harbour View Villas

(787) 742-3171 

Culebra, PR


Mamacitas Guest House

(787) 742-0090  

64 Castellar St.
Culebra, PR 00775

Posada La Hamaca

(787) 742-3516

68 Castelar Street

Culebra, PR


Tamarindo Estates Beach Resort

(787) 742-3343 

Culebra, PR

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