A trip to Culebra is all about getting away from it all, so grab your best friend, a book and your iPod to take advantage of the year-round 80°F days!
HOW TO GET THERE
Fly into Luis Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Then take a 30-minute flight from San Juan, via one of these airlines: Air Flamenco (787.724.1818), Isla Nena (877.812.5144), Island Birds (284.495.1988) or Vieques Air Link (787.741.8331).
WHERE TO STAY
Bahia Marina Condo Resort
One of the top-rated hotels on the island, this property boasts amazing customer service and is just 7-minute drive from Playa Flamenco. On-site car rental is also a plus. http://www.bahiamarina.net/787.278.5200
Traveling with a large group? This super-clean bed and breakfast has large efficiency apartments that comfortably hold six, and it’s cheaper than a hotel. Bonus: DVD players and screened porches with BBQ grills! http://www.casitatropical.net/412.519.7896
WHERE TO GET SOME SUN
The most popular beach on the island—and recently voted one of the top ten beaches in the world—Playa Flamenco offers food huts, public showers and excellent people watching.
Quieter and more remote than Playa Flamenco, this beach is all about relaxation.
Part of the Nature Reserve, this small bay is great for snorkeling and hiking through the low brush.
WHAT TO DO
Ashtanga 8 Yoga
Owner and instructor Anthony Scott gives private lessons and holds 5-day retreats that include lodging on his yacht. http://www.ashtanga8.com/787.556.6659
Want a rubdown on the beach? Call Edwin Falcon, Jr., a registered massage therapist who does it all, from hot stone therapy to foot reflexology.
—Kenrya M. Rankin