Flamenco Beach Campground

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Culebra, Puerto Rico
Flamenco Beach Campground  - one of the tanks
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Flamenco Beach Campground  - main bathroom area
Flamenco Beach Campground  - main bathroom area
Flamenco Beach Campground  - some of the showers

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andrejav andrejav
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Flamenco Beach Campground Dec 08, 2013
Looking for the place to stay in Culebra is not a cheap or easy ordeal. I am used to just drop in the harbor of the small islands and roam around searching for the place to stay, but this time I knew a bit about the island and I went straight to the Flamenco Campground. I have stayed here some times in 2007 and had great memories so I wanted to see how it changed.

Campground is right on the Flamenco beach that is surely one of the most beautiful beaches in US (until they cleanup some other areas that military used in the past), and it is separated from the beach sand only with the dune and small three line. As you guys maybe know, Culebra was used as a target and landing ground for US navy and unique thing for this camp is couple of tanks that used to be props for those war games. Also, back of the camp has high fence with warnings that beyond in the forest you will encounter some unexploded ammunition… Well rule of thumb is not to grab metal pieces from the ground, underwater and definitely don’t throw stones on the grenade if you find one…

Camp is very well organized and run by some government organization, and there is sizable parking lot and the news for me is food court area. Campground is divided in five areas A, B, C, D and E and to most of them you get with the dirt road that separates the dune and the camp area. Last part, the furthest from the entrance (E) is the one that I like the most. It is reserved for people that stay longer and want a bit more peace. The best part about it is that you can camp in the grow right next to the beach, literally an yard from the beach sand.

You must check in, which is done at the office at the entrance and if they don’t work you should get there later on and deal with the payment. Campsites are not really marked so you can take any spot you like. Price is $20 per tent (they allow only 6 people per campsite/tent) and it is kind of ok deal because there is security on site, restrooms and showers that work and area is pretty clean. They told me that during the season there is couple thousand people staying in the camp which must be a crazy party… No glass is allowed and no open flame, but there are BBQ pits around that you can use for cooking.

If you come here unprepared you can do two things, either rent the camping equipment from the shop at the entrance (Tent City), they have everything but in limited quantities, or you can rent tent at the dock when you arrive (which is cheaper option). Transport is fairly easy with marked vans taking you from the port to the beach for $3, but do not forget to collect some taxi phone numbers if you want to move around outside of the daily time frame. At night it will cost you around $5 per person. Culebra is a small island and bicycles work perfectly and you can also rent them in the town. If you are out of options, walking you can cover distance from the beach to the town in 30 minutes. Internet in this area does not exist and phones have only sporadic connection.
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wandafromtexas says:
looks like a nice relaxed place! and cheap!
Posted on: Dec 08, 2013
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