Culebra…take FOUR!!!

Posted July 1st, 2008 under All in the family, Puerto Rico, Trips & Tours by MicheleP.

It seems that in my attempt to perfect the trip to Culebra – the FORTH attempt is a charm.

We decided not to take any chances and we purchased plane tickets for the quick 10 minute flight over. This is absolutely the BEST way to go to Culebra. Of course you pay for that convenience – but on busy summer days, I’m convinced it’s the only way to make sure you can actually get there…and get back.

Our flight was scheduled to leave Culebra at 9:30. We arrived at the airport around 8:45 and by 9:00 we were in the boarding area ready to go. I had warned Heather about the type of flight this was and she didn’t seem concerned. Until she actually saw the plane – she said something about her dog being larger than the plane – and it didn’t help that etched on the nose of the plane was “In Memory Of…”. Not exactly the reassurance we needed.


We got our seat “assignments” (which amounts to a balancing of the plane based on each passenger’s weight) and we were off.



By 9:15 we had survived the flight and were standing on Culebra. By 9:30 we were here – and here we stayed until our flight home at 5pm


I have honestly never seen a more beautiful beach. It is like being in a big swimming pool – the water is so crystal clear and the sand is soft and fine. The ONLY negative is that everyone else knows it’s the best beach in PR and so it’s quite popular – especially on weekends. It was a glorious day – I spent a good part of it brainstorming how I could make a living there. There is nothing like laying on a beach with the sounds of crashing waves  – even if I got a little too much sun.


(and for the record, Mom, I did apply #30 THREE times – the sun here just doesn’t mess around!)



  • 1

    So fun!!!!!!

    Comment by Sarah Williams — July 1, 2008 @ 8:54 pm

  • 2

    and I want to point out that in the picture of me on the plane (over-sized dragonfly) the empty seat directly in front of me is the PILOT’S.

    i kid you not.

    it was sooooooooo worth it, though.

    Comment by Heather Sanders — July 1, 2008 @ 11:32 pm

  • 3

    Wow, that IS gorgeous! I’m so glad you had a great time!

    Comment by Alicia @ Experiencing Each Moment — July 2, 2008 @ 1:44 am

  • 4

    Oh man… you gals sure did have fun! That’s so awesome Michele!

    Comment by jennyonthespot — July 3, 2008 @ 1:30 pm

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