Culebra is a small island in Puerto Rico.
It has recently become a popular place to visit for tourists.
But is it safe?
I have been to Culebra many times, so I am well-positioned to discuss this topic.
In this article, I will discuss whether Culebra is safe for tourists.
I will also cover:
– What is Culebra?
– Is Culebra, Puerto Rico safe for tourists?
– Is Culebra safe at night?
– Is Culebra safe for solo travelers?
– Is Culebra safe to walk around?
– Is Culebra disability-friendly?
Culebra is a small island off the east coast of Puerto Rico.
Check out Culebra, Puerto Rico – All You Need To Know to learn more about the island.
Culebra is a small island, with very few inhabitants.
Most people that are on the island are visitors.
There are occasional petty crimes like theft that are also common in the mainland of PR.
Make sure to keep valuables safe and your money close to your person and you should be just fine.
It’s also important to keep in mind that the beaches on Culebra do not have lifeguards and to be careful while swimming.
Yes, the island is extremely safe at night.
Flamenco Beach is a popular night visit as there isn’t a lot of light pollution.
It is my recommendation to avoid swimming at night.
Solo hikers and backpackers frequently hike the island.
There is also plenty to do on the small island like spending the day at the beach or taking one of the many group tours available.
You can also visit the local museum to learn more about the history of the Taino people.
If you’re interested in a Culebra tour, check out 12 Best Tours and Excursions in Culebra, Puerto Rico.
Yes, and it’s common to see people hiking around the whole island, never renting a car!
If you are careful and plan accordingly, you should have no issues walking in Culebra.
Yes, many wheelchair users have visited the island with no issues and had a great experience.
There are many wheelchair-accessible vacation rentals close to Flamenco Beach, and the beach is wheelchair accessible.
Keep in mind – Puerto Rico is a lively place. Locals and tourists enjoy loud music and gatherings.
These noises can happen late at night into the early hours of the day.
If you are someone who is sensitive to loud noises and may have issues sleeping, I would suggest bringing earplugs and a noise machine.
Yes, there are rarely any issues. Just be cautious with strangers, and be mindful when you drink alcohol.
Yes! Locals on Culebra are very laid back. Culebra has some of the most LGBTQ+-friendly beaches in Puerto Rico, and Puerto Rico is the most LGBT-friendly island in the Caribbean.
Culebra is very safe.
The most common problems are the same as what you would find in mainland United States or Puerto Rico, with theft being the biggest issue.
You can read more about safety in Puerto Rico with our other article Is Puerto Rico Safe for Travel? 12 Things You Should Know.
If you visit Culebra, then I also recommend that you visit the neighboring island Vieques to see the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay. This is a once in a life time experience.
Writer at PuertoRico.com. Growing up in New York and spending my summers in Puerto Rico, I have always loved writing, travel, and animals. I began my career as a travel writer, and after many different jobs in media, I have settled back into what I love most. I enjoy the beach, exploring the island with my family, and coffee!About the author