Culebra Island …. The 3 hour tour

Sunday we left at 6:30 am for Fajardo to catch the ferry to Culebra Island for a day trip. It’s a popular destination so we arrived early to buy our return ticket as we had previously purchased our tickets to the island. The harbor was packed with families, couples and friends excited for the day ahead.
image After a 1 hour boat ride and a few naps as we are still adjusting to the time change and the early to rise days to make the most of our trip, we arrived on the island. Patty was whisked away to pick up a golf cart for our time on the island. She quickly returned to take us to a delicious breakfast on the water at Dinghy Dock. Patty really enjoyed her bagels and lox. Even today she is still wanting more.

Zoni Beach

Zoni Beach

Once we finished breakfast we drove over to the far side of the island to check out Zoni Beach. It was beautiful. The camera does not accurately capture the colors of the water. It is a rich turquoise like you have never seen.
Playa Flamenco

Playa Flamenco

Next we headed over to Playa Flamenco on the other side of the island about 3 miles. This beach is supposed to be the second most beautiful beach in the world. It was pretty amazing. We finally settled for a bit to enjoy the sun and the clean, clear, turquoise blue, warm water.

We all had an enjoyable time on the island and now it was time to head back. We boarded the ferry with what seemed like double the passengers and headed back to Puerto Rico.

El Varadero Seafood Grill

El Varadero Seafood Grill

We hadn’t eaten much since breakfast so we found another nice place to eat near the water. Yelp has been our best friend on this trip for finding 4-5 star places to eat as well as my Waze GPS app for getting from point A to B.

Some things you should consider for visiting an island if you want to hang out on the beach.
Pick one beach and take the shuttle.
Skip the relaxing breakfast and eat at
the beach stands.
The golf cart was fun, however Patty burned some of her beach time going to refill the gas tank and we had to get back early to return the cart which also ate into her time on the beach. If you would rather eat and shop then the golf cart is a better choice.

So…. what was to be a nice day trip to the island of Culebra turned out to be a 16 hour day. It was an incredible day. Thanks to Patty for another fabulous excursion. My Mom who is 78 years old held her own on this very long day. It’s been nice spending this memorable time with my family at this time in our lives.

Needless to say we will be taking a very much needed vacation from our vacation. We will be enjoying the beach house on Monday.

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