When taking an airplane to an island in the middle of the Caribbean it only makes sense to then take an even smaller airplane to an even smaller island, right? When we heard how easy it was to fly out to the island of Culebra from San Juan, we were intrigued. When we found out Culebra was home to one of the top 10 beaches in the world, we were hooked.
Although the plane flight isn't for the faint of heart, the views over San Juan and the island make it worth it.
Once on the island, it's easy to rent a jeep, golf cart or scooter to toodle around the island. We opted for the golf cart, though my wife looked longingly at the scooters. We spent an entire day out at Playa Flamenco, which besides being absolutely incredible, is also home to old US Army tanks that had been abandoned and lovingly graffitied with colorful designs.
There are plenty of small restaurants and bars to get your island drinks, but we fell in love with Zaco's Tacos. The tacos were delicious, the drinks were cheap, and the bar had some killer light.
Culebra was probably the highlight of our trip, and I wish we'd had more time to relax, maybe even scuba dive. Oh well, with how easy this whole trip was, I know there's going to be a next time.
¡Hasta el proximo, Puerto Rico!