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Culebra - Island Culture
This beautiful island has so much to offer travelers who are interested in being close to culture.

We love Culebra for its slow pace, its down-island charm, and its genuine island vibe.

It's easy to feel comfortable here, the local people are a mix of native Puerto Ricans and people from all over the United States. English is widely spoken, but many people are kind enough to tolerate a little "español practico" from novices like myself.

Culebra is much of what the Caribbean was like 20 years ago.


Culebra stained glass window You might like to attend church services on Culebra while you are there.

Here is a list of the popular ones

  • Our Lady of Carmen - Catholic (787)742-0133

Dewey Lets go down to Dewey!
Here is a picture of downtown Dewey. There are several restaurants, a coffee shop, and plenty of interesting people to talk to! Town center is a 5-10 minute walk from Mango Tree. There is a great new taco place called "Zaco's Tacos" that we can't wait to try.

Christmas Van Not so silent night!
Christmas and new years is a great time to be in Culebra. After December 1st there are horse parades that include this colorful van every Saturday night. Many of the horses are trained in the Paso Fino style of precise stepping and movements.

Culebran Cultural Facts

Culebra's single town is named Dewey - after Admiral George Dewey who commanded U.S. Caribbean forces


The first known inhabitants on the island were pre-Taino Indian (ca. 500 A.D.)


The new ecological school (La Escuela Ecológica) is used as a model for sustainable architecure all over Puerto Rico.

Pedro Garcia

Pedro Morales of Culebra (born October 22, 1942) is a retired Puerto Rican professional wrestler.


The people of Culebra are known as "Culebrenses"