Getting To Culebra
Getting to Culebra from most international locations will entail flying into San Juan, Puerto Rico first. Travel to Puerto Rico is at its peak during the months of December through April. For the thrifty traveler, this may not be the best time to visit as prices tend to be at their highest. Expect to navigate your waythrough a larger crowd of tourists and locals alike. If those are not major issues for you, this is perhaps the best time to go as the weather is "ideal" and there are usually no hurricanes to worry about. If you plan accordingly, you may be able to reap some lower rates if you go just before or immediately after the busy season. Be mindful of the hurricane season which is usually from June through November, with September and October being the most active.
Before going on to Culebra, your arrival in Puerto Rico will be at a major airport where the formality of customs and immigration are carried out. Allow for ample time just in case you are one of the travelers chosen for a more thorough processing. Since Puerto Rico is a tourist hotspot, immigration officials are mostly interested in identifying those travelers that are likely to overstay their approved visit, or seek employment illegally.
Cash talks...be prepared to show that you have sufficient funds to cover your expenses while in the country. Your initial airport of arrival will be Aeropuerto Internacional de Luis Munoz Marin. A traveler from the United States may be flown into the airport at Aguadilla, Aeropuerto Rafael Hernandez. If you are getting to Culebra island by air, your flight will likely depart from Puerto Rico's original airport at Isla Grande; most commuter flights to Vieques and Culebra depart from here.
All travelers from countries other than the United States and Canada must have valid passports.
There is no shortage of cruise ships in and out of San Juan. Several cruise lines utilize San Juan as their home port. Consequently, San Juan is the second largest port for cruise ships in the Western hemisphere. For additional information, contact the Cruise Line International Association, 212-921-0066, www.cruising.org.
Getting To Culebra after leaving your international airport of arrival is merely a matter of your preferred method:
By Air: Isla Nena Air Service, 787-812-5144, www.islanena.8m.com provides commuter service from Fajardo and San Juan. Vieques Air Link, 787-741-8331, and Air Flamenco, 787-724-1818, www.airflamenco.net, both provide a number of daily services to and from Culebra.
By Ferry: The most affordable choice. The Puerto Rican Port Authority maintains high-speed passenger ferry service between Fajardo and Culebra. The trip is approximately one and a half hours. There is also a cargo ferry that takes about two hours if you plan on taking a car.
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