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Flamenco Beach – The Ultimate Destination on Culebra

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Flamenco beach (Culebra, Puerto Rico)

Whether you just want to long around on the shore and sunbath, swim, or snorkel, you are sure to have a good time at Flamenco Beach. Located on the northern shores of Culebra, it is renowned worldwide for its crystal clear waters, gorgeous sunsets, and easy going island atmosphere.
One thing that is very unique about Culebra Island is that luxury resorts, theaters, casinos, and night life do not exist. So, no trudging through packed streets or bar hopping, just relaxation, beautiful views, and fun. The beach itself has a few facilities including public restrooms, showers, as well as a few kiosks that sell food/drinks, beach accessories and souvenirs.

Getting there

Getting to the beach is a pretty simple matter, you can either take a taxi from the ferry docks, rent a car, bike, or walk. Walking isn’t suggested though because it is a little bit of a jaunt and there are no sidewalks.

Snorkeling

If you are looking to try your hand at snorkeling, you won’t find a place with calmer waves and an easy experience. There are several different species of fish, turtles and other sea fairing wildlife. If you don’t have your own snorkeling gear there are several places on the island that sell it such as Culebra Divers which is located just across the street from the ferry dock.

Swimming

Flamenco beach boasts some of the clearest and most calm waters in the world. This is a great place to bring young children for a safe, relaxing day at the beach. Because the water is relatively shallow (waist deep for quite a ways out) and calm, it’s almost like swimming in a salt water pool.

Camping

If you want to stay the night on the beach, camping is allowed, but you will have to bring your own gear. You can rent camping gear on the island and possibly at the beach itself. In addition to gear, you will need to purchase a camping permit. According to puertoricotips.com and islaculebra.com, campfires are not allowed but you can use one of the barbeque pits located at the campground. It is advised that you bring charcoal and bug spray with you.

When should I travel during the holidays

holiday travelsMany people travel during the holidays but there is one thing that everybody seems to forget and you will see it every time you get to the Airport or trying to depart on your vacation.  This is where you see everybody throwing a fit in the Airport terminal because they cannot get to the flight or if they have misplaced the tickets and are playing the airlines.  This is where you need to know exactly what you need to do and where you need to go and when you need to plan your vacation or departure time so this does not happen to you.  When you’re planning a vacation destination around the holidays you want to make sure of a couple of things so that you do not end up all stressed out and don’t even want to go in your vacation.
First and foremost, the most important thing that you can do is preserve your hotel room an airline tickets as soon as you’re able to know you get time off from work.  This will give you a better indication on when you can depart and you will then know when to reserve the rooms and the airline tickets.  The nice and while reserving L and tickets ahead of time or before the vacation is even about to get going is that you can pick up your airline tickets at the terminal and head of time.  As long as you reserve your airline tickets with a credit card you should have no problems going to the Airport terminal when you get more time away from your normal schedule to pick up the tickets.

Also when you decide to go on their vacation or planning a vacation destination around the holidays you want to make sure that you leave before the actual holidays start.  You want to leave at least three days ahead of the holiday to ensure that you’re going to miss the chaos.  It is always best to leave of a week before the actual hallway starts so that you’re not running to the traffic but in some cases that is not actually going to vary on the amount of people in the terminal itself.  Just try to leave the Airport terminal before the holiday actually starts and arrived after the holiday is over.  This will just give you a more peaceful time trying to collect your luggage and without having to deal with a lot of people over the holiday season that are having a bad time.

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