Culebra National Wildlife Refuge

Quick Facts

Culebra National Wildlife Refuge

Puerto Rico

(787) 742-0115

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Things To Do

 

Overview

The refuge has diverse habitats including sub-tropical dry forests, mangroves, brush, grasslands and 22 small islands. The larger cays consist of sub-tropical dry forest habitats. The largest refuge seabird colony is on Peninsula Flamenco where 60,000 Sooty Terns nest. The Mt. Resaca Unit, on the main island of Culebra, is the largest remaining forest on the island and has rock strewn canyons and ravines forming a unique habitat known as the boulder forest. The Ensenada Honda Unit has mainly red mangroves and is the largest mangrove tract in the archipelago.

Map of Culebra NWR

Latitude, Longitude: 18.316722, -65.277886

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Activities

  • Hiking

    Hiking, wildlife observation, and nature photography are available (boat access only) on Cayo Luis Peña and Isla Culebrita.

Seasonality/Weather

The Refuge is open for daylight use only.

Directions

Driving

The refuge office is in Lower Camp, a short drive from Culebra airport.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(787) 742-0115

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