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The Culebra Islands, a small group of about 20 islands and cays, are located between two of the most popular Caribbean destinations, San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas. puerto rico mapBut don't be influenced by the proximity of these two well known tourist meccas. Culebra, seven miles long by three miles wide is still not overly developed and is surrounded by miles of deserted world class beaches and beautiful coral reefs. It is truly one of the last remaining islands where you can experience the Caribbean as nature intended it to be. Do not expect plush hotels with casinos, wild night life, traffic lights, or local salesmen everywhere you go. Do expect little disturbed natural settings, a sense of adventure linked to all activities and residents eager to make your stay a memorable one.

How did Culebra escape development and commercialization, despite its location and association with the United States? Up until just two decades ago, the islands were bombarded by the U.S. Navy and its allies. After 6 years of protest by the island's 500 residents, President Ford signed an executive order in 1975 ending 40 years of outrageous abuse by the U.S. military. Most of the target areas are now administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and are part of the National Wildlife Refuge.


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