Culebra's great TREASURE is its' extensive and varied REEF System. Jacques Cousteau quoted, "..the CULEBRITA REEF as the most beautiful reef of any Island in the CARIBBEAN". Some of our REEFS are approachable from the shoreline, no boat necessary.
Let's talk about Culebra's great TREASURE... Its' extensive and varied REEF System. Jacques Cousteau quoted, "...the CULEBRITA REEF as the most beautiful reef of any Island in the CARIBBEAN." The Culebrita Reef is known as LOS CORCHOS to the locals. Starting with a uniqueness that is only Culebra's. Some of our REEFS are approachable from the shoreline. You do not need a boat to get to them. Some of these are
A) MELONES REEF: a protected shallow reef for beginners, some 1/2-mile long and no deeper than 15'.
B) CARLOS ROSARIO (impact zone) as it is locally known. This is a reef that goes down to 40' and is about two miles long, awesome!!
C) FLAMENCO BEACH and PlAYA LARGA have intermediate depths to 25'.
D) Another type of reef system is the CULEBRITA REEF I mentioned before. This is a four square mile reef composed of "Coronas" or coral crowns. It goes from 0 to 40' and they are spread all over!! The Culebrita reef is located south of Culebrita Island.
E) The next system is GRAMPUS REEF another 4 square mile reef southeast of the Culebrita Reef but in open water. This reef is for the experienced diver Free or scuba
. It is 30 to 70' in depth.
F) Then there is the ULTIMATE --- This would be to dive the edge of the SOUTH DROP. I have never done this in my 40 years of diving. You will need lots of experience and big cojones. Sharks are measured by the meter, not by the foot.
Wake up to a beautiful Caribbean Sunrise and from your Villa bed turn your head to see the Ocean!
Put your bathing suit on and walk (5 minutes) to the beginning of the Marine Underwater Park. This reef system starts at Melones Beach.
Age range, type of group
Culebra has something for all ages.
Beaches for families, romantic nights and secluded beaches for couples, a people friendly town for singles and freedom and security for kids and teenagers.
Rates & Availabilitysnorkeling
is free. Culebra has 3 very good Dive operations for Diving.
Culebra Island is a Municipality of Puerto Rico which is a Commowealth of the United States of America.
The Puerto Rican Flag flies right next to the American Flag. Both Spanish and English are spoken.
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