Culebra is located 17 miles east of Puerto Rico and 9 miles north of Vieques in the Caribbean Sea at Coordinates 18.3169° N, 65.2900° W. At only 7 miles long and 5 miles wide, this tiny island's name translates to "Snake Island" although it did not take its name from the word "snake", the first setllement was named after San Ildefonso de la Culebra, the Bishop of Toledo and was shortened to Culebra. Culebra island also has the nickname “Isla Chiquita" which translates as “Small Island”. Puerto Rico and Culebra are US Commonwealth territories therefore, US citizens do not need a passport to visit here.

culebra aerial view, puerto rico
Culebra Island

Culebra has a small population of around 1,800 people and the native language is Spanish although most locals speak English. About 25 minutes by air from Puerto Rico (SJU) you quickly lose yourself in caribbean settings you've only dreamed about. Easily accessed by boat Culebra island is a haven to seafarers, and it's world-renowned beaches will delight all.