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Culebra vs. Vieques (1 Night Trip)

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Culebra vs. Vieques (1 Night Trip)

My girlfriend and I are going to Puerto Rico next week and are trying to still decide on whether we should go to Vieques or Culebra. We are spending most of our time in the San Juan area and want to just do 1 night at one of the two islands. I've read quite a few postings about both and they both sound great! I seem to get the impression that Culebra would be better for a day. We want to just take a vacation from a vacation, relax on a nice beach, have a nice night to ourselves with decent accomodations.. Any ideas or suggestions? Also, assuming it's culebra, suggestions on where to stay??

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1. Re: Culebra vs. Vieques (1 Night Trip)

See if you can try to fit a day in at each. Personally my vote is for Vieques. Vieques has many worldclass beaches.

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2. Re: Culebra vs. Vieques (1 Night Trip)

We were on both Vieques and Culebra in early Jan. and enjoyed both islands. Esperanza on Vieques with its lovely Malecon is the best waterfront town we have ever visited in the Caribbean. There are a # of B&Bs, restaurants and shops in Esperanza and is where we would consider staying for one night. Also, the Biobay tour at night with millions of bioluminescent dinoflagellates is the most amazing thing we have ever done: http://www.biobay.com/

Helpful link: http://www.viequesevents.net/

On the other hand, Flamenco Beach on Culebra lived up to its hype as one of the top beaches in the world from our experiences there. Culebra is a smaller island, very romantic, and easier to get around for a day. Personally, I'd stay a couple of nights on one of these islands and shorten my stay on PR - it will be hard to leave after only a day at either one!

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Photos of both islands here: http://honeymoon2.smugmug.com/

enjoy your trip, alashas

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3. Re: Culebra vs. Vieques (1 Night Trip)

If you go to Vieques its probably too late to get a car rental unless you get lucky and someone cancels before you call. I agree with alashas, Esperanza would be a great place to go, and I would suggest considering spending more time on these islands as opposed to the mainland.

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4. Re: Culebra vs. Vieques (1 Night Trip)

We stayed at Bahia Marina (condos) for 3 nights, June '08.

We rented an almost new, roomy, air conditioned jeep from them.

We explored the island a little, snokeled at some recomended spots, and checked out the shops and few restaraunts in town. Dingy Dock at lunch time was good Puerto Rican food and fun feeding the fish. Go there!

We went to Flamenco Beach and hiked 15 min. from there over to the fabulous snorkeling at Carlos Rosario Beach.It was really clear and an easy swim. So very perfectly beautiful. Lots of parrot fish!

My husband and I did a scuba trip one morning and left our very well behaved teenagers (14 & 17) at the condo. They enjoyed the 2 pools and microwaved their own lunch while we were out.

There is a very good bar and restaurant there, even if you are not staying with them. We had a delicious dinner there one night, the best we ate on Culebra.

In the busy season they open 2 bars and 2 restaraunts. The pina coladas were fantastic!

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