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Snake Island

Updated on January 6, 2018
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Born in Bronx, New York city. Been living in Virginia for more than 30 years. Writing is my passion.

Vacationing in Snake Island....


What is Snake Island? First, it is from the Spanish word Culebra, but it is nothing like a snake. Snake island is located off the coast of Puerto Rico. I, highly, recommend you make a trip to this fantastic island of the caribbean, where you can eat the best seafood in that area of paradise. Add to that, the scenery of the Beach and you have a vacation that you will never forget, but let's go back to the beginning. What is Culebra (Snake) island and how did it get its name?


Clear water in Culebra! (Snake Island!)

A short history of Snake Island.


When the Spanish colonized Puerto Rico, it started to focus its attention to Culebra island. In 1875, they appointed a Black Englishman by the name of Stevens. He was given the authority to guard the coastal fishing industry. In 1880, they started to colonize the island and named it in honor of the Bishop of Toledo, Spain. This Bishop's name was Ildefonso de Culebra, hence the island (Culebra) was named in his honor. During the Spanish American war, Spain lost Puerto Rico as well as Culebra. As the Americans took over, they had promised the Spanish Government by treaty to honor Culebra and respect its beautiful natural landscapes.


My cousins Juan and Yari enjoying themselves on the beach!

A promise broken.


But soon, that promise was broken and the US established a base there, forcing the people to move to other areas of the island. They practiced battle strategies and fired some shells around the island. Soon the people protested and the US moved from Culebra, but its beauty was a little marred by the shelling and the old tanks rusting away, which you can see in parts of the island. Nevertheless, there was hope. Soon the Puerto Rican government as well as the people beefed up its natural beauties. A sight to see is the beautiful mountains as well as the beach. Flamingo Beach is a sight to see. Its white sands is awesome.The water clear enough to see your toes.

On one of my vacations in Puerto Rico, my two cousins,Juan Hernandez and Yaritza Ilarraza (pictured above) took me to that wonderful island. We had a ball and ate good food. The beach was, absolutely, a sight to see. Thanks, Juan and Yaritza for showing me around that wonderful paradise!


Culebra

A must see.

Yes, Culebra is a must see place. Ferries are available during the day and evening hours. You can enjoy the beautiful seaside and breeze when you leave from Puerto Rico. The trip takes a couple of hours, but believe me, it is worth it. Upon arriving, you will see promises of fun and entertainment. This area is laid back without the pressures of city life.

At night, the atmosphere is nice and exciting, Have a late night dinner with your wife, family and friends by the seashore. If you are a party animal, this island will provide you with music and dancing until the late hours of the night. Souvenirs are available in the local stores so that you can bring something back to your family at home.

Walk around its streets and you can appreciate the colonial style Spanish houses of an era gone by. Its mountains will provide you with natural beauties. The smell of the sea is nice and you will feel relaxed with the atmosphere of the island. Your vacation will be unique and you will not want to go home. Many have retired and called this island home. Perhaps you will do the same.The wonders and site of this tiny, but, precious island is beyond words.

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. I have enclosed some pictures,as well as a video, for your enjoyment. Culebra island offers many things to see and will make your vacation one to remember! So, enjoy Culebra on your visit to Puerto Rico! It is a sight worth seeing!


A sad note---

In 2011, my cousin Juan Hernandez passed away. He had been sick for quite a while. I am, not, clear on what the cause was, but he stood tall until the end. He, hardly, complained and on one faithful day, he passed away. Juan Hernandez, we love you! This hub is dedicated to you! Your humor and personality will be missed!

Pack up and go to Snake Island.

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    • Brett.Tesol profile image

      Brett Caulton 

      6 years ago from Thailand

      Wow, looks like a great place, despite the 'tropical weather' in the video.

      Thanks for SHARING.

    • montecristo profile imageAUTHOR

      Angel Caleb Santos 

      7 years ago from Hampton Roads, Virginia

      Iris says she like it. Total relaxation. She always takes vacation in Culebra-Vaya!

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      IRIS 

      7 years ago

      ME ENCANTAAAAAA RELAJACION TOTAL FUERA DE OTRO MUNDO MIS VACACIONES SIEMPRE SON EN CULEBRAAA..YESS

    • montecristo profile imageAUTHOR

      Angel Caleb Santos 

      7 years ago from Hampton Roads, Virginia

      Yes, it is. Check it out for your next vacation. Thanks for leaving your comments. It means a lot to me.

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      Dinesh Mohan Raturi 

      7 years ago from Dehradun

      Looks nice a nice place to let your hair down.

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