Culebra: An island hopper’s get-away

ABOUT 17 miles east of Puerto Rico is a famous strip of an island with beaches so pristine and white and waters so clear that it has become an island hopper’s must-stop in these parts of the Caribbean.A few months ago my travel buddy and I hopped on a small plane from the Isla Grande Airport just across from the San Juan port for the 30-minute trip to Culebra.If it’s your first time in…

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Flamenco: A beach lover’s paradise

ABOUT 20 minutes or so onboard a small plane from Puerto Rico toward the east coast of is a small slice of idyllic paradise surrounded by the bluest waters of the Caribbean Ocean. The island is called Isla de Culebra.From the air, the first sight that attracts one’s attention to Culebra is a long stretch of horseshoe-shaped beach with fine white sand and azure blue waters bordered by a lush green forest. The…

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