The Best Time to Travel to Culebra

Culebra Puerto Rico, like it's sister island Vieques is located near the equator where the weather is generally sunny and excellent. Known for its scenic beaches and small neigboring islands and cayos, Culebra is a paradise for boaters, environmentalists and tourists in search of a sunny seaside respite. Determining the best time to travel to Culebra depends on a variety of factors, including personal preferences. Still, considering these elements can help travelers decide which time of year best fulfills their expectations.

culebra boater's paradise

Rainy Season

Culebra's position near the equator creates consistent temperatures with only minor changes in temperature annually. The average daytime temperature on Culebra Island throughout the year is 84º to 88º Fahrenheit, increasing only slightly in the summer. The only significant shift in climate relates to precipitation levels. The rainy season is from late August through late October, which can bring high winds and heavy rains, however that does not mean there will be rain, just the possibility of it. You can have 3 days of rain followed by 5 days of Sunshine and clear skies, its up to mother nature.

Summer Months

In summer months the north winds are calm allowing easy access to all the outerlying islands and cayos, turning Culebra into a sailor's paradise. You will find the most ideal conditions for a real Caribbean boating or sailing experience, with tranquil clear water and easy breezy navigating to perfectly preserved islands, reefs and sea life.

If you really like solitude, Culebra becomes even more intimate in the summer, you can lay around all day and enjoy seas the temperature of bathwater, ride bikes and view the flamboyant trees in full bloom with their orchid-like bright red flowers, and enjoy local fresh mangoes at their peak in July and August.

Peak Travel Months

Culebra's peak tourist season runs from November to March, when the winter winds blow up north the tourist visit Culebra to enjoy the sun surf and snorkeling in warm temperatures. Tourists descend on the island in winter therefore, if you are planning on visiting in season everything from flights, car rental, hotels and tours should be booked well in advance. Christmas and New Year's also feature major increases in tourist traffic. In contrast, visitors will encounter fewer crowds during the off-season period between April and October.


Given all these circumstances, for an authentic Culebra experience summer is as good as it gets, numerous beaches, swimming in the warm ocean waters, snorkeling in crystal clear waters oggling over nature at it's peak and taking advantage of affordably priced villas and hotel rooms.