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CULEBRA ISLAND,  PUERTO RICO

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TAMARINDO ESTATES  is a haven for people who prefer serene vacations, need peace and quiet or want to unwind.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A RESTFUL ESCAPE?
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Tamarindo Estates Beach Resort is featured by Travel and Leisure magazine as one of 20 Great Winter Condo Hotel Getaways.  It is featured by Outside magazine among twelve value-packed Caribbean resorts (2004 Annual Traveler edition), and is also featured by the Travel Channel, http://travel.discovery.com
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You are warmly invited to stay in one of our charming kitchen-equipped villas.

The twelve rental apartments at Tamarindo Estates are situated in the exclusive Tamarindo Beach neighborhood, away from the typical noises of town and its environs. At Tamarindo you will more likely hear the sounds of birds and nature. The villas are nicely surrounded by a large variety of trees and abundant vegetation within the Tamarindo Estates' large and beautiful 60-acre estate. Discover at Tamarindo Estates that peace and quiet Puerto Rico vacation retreat, yet be an easy 5-minute drive from town to resupply your villa's kitchen.

Charming Kitchen-equipped Rental Apartments
on a Private 60-acre Estate by Tamarindo Beach

Culebra Island, Puerto Rico


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PROPERTY  AMENITIES:
  • For your privacy and tranquility, Tamarindo resort only has 12 apartments in a 60-acre undeveloped estate.
  • On-site Resident Manager, day and night.
  • Exclusive Tamarindo neighborhood.
  • All our rentals are kitchen-equipped units, thus saving on food costs. Silverware, cookware, towels, and bed linen are also provided.
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms.Doors and windows are screened.
  • Wi-fi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
  • Satellite TV for each rental apartment.
  • BBQ facilities.
  • Each apartment has its own roofed verandah to sit and enjoy the ocean views.
  • A beach-house for taking shade while on the beach, and restroom facilities. The beach-house is not for rent. The rental apartments are a bit farther inland, in the hilly vegetated interior, affording great views of the Culebra coastline and other cays.
  • Tamarindo Estates has ample water storage tanks for those times when the city system fails.
  • Swimming pool with an ocean view roofed deck.
  • Easy walk-in snorkeling just off our beach in pristine waters.
  • A few minutes walk to Playa Tamarindo's sandy beach.
  • We are located on Culebra's unique Marine Reserve.
  • Tamarindo Estates is nicely secluded, yet only a 5 minute drive to town.
  • For the more adventurous, exciting kayaking across one mile to the Luis Peña Cay.

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Come visit us at Tamarindo Estates. Experience an enchanting vacation.... The best spot to rest and meditate, do some watersports, stay close with the best of nature, or just enjoy doing nothing, ...and you might become one of our many repeating guests! This is our 17th. year.

AREA ATTRACTIONS:

  • Home to Culebra's National Wildlife Reserve under the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
  • Culebra is home to the endangered Leatherback Turtle and many breeding seabirds.
  • Several pristine, unspoiled beaches around the island.
  • Many exciting sites around Culebra for scuba divers.
  • Culebra is a secluded paradise largely untouched by development.
  • Culebra is home to Flamenco, rated one of America's top 10 beaches.
  • Good variety of restaurants and grocery stores.
  • Easy access via San Juan and Fajardo, and Ceiba, PR
  • Daily flights and ferry crossing from Puerto Rico.
  • For things to do in Culebra click here.
  • No passport needed: U.S. citizens traveling to and returning directly from Puerto Rico or Culebra are not considered to have left the U.S. territory and do not need to present a passport.



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Tamarindo Estates' snorkeling beach. Photo taken at the beach-house. Luis Peña Cay is in the background.
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CULEBRA ISLAND INFORMATION:

There are no passports or visas necessary for U.S. citizens arriving directly to Culebra Island or Puerto Rico from the United States.  U.S. citizens can travel between Puerto Rico and the United States without going through immigration or customs check points. Culebra is one of Puerto Rico's off-shore islands, 10 miles square in area and 17 miles east of Puerto Rico. It is located midway between P.R. and St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. Presently there are about 3000 residents on the island. Culebra was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and was under the Spanish flag until 1898 when Puerto Rico became part of the United States. Presently, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico enjoys a special status of self-government under the U.S. flag.

Culebra is an unspoiled divers' and beachcombers' paradise, also coveted by bird watchers. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing vacation, beautiful beaches, good diving and snorkeling, a laid back atmosphere, and away from the tourist scene, Culebra Island is the place to come!


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TRANSPORTATION TO CULEBRA ISLAND:

For visitors coming from abroad, the fastest way to reach Culebra is via San Juan, Puerto Rico. The flight from New York to San Juan (SJU) takes 3 1/2 hours; from Miami to San Juan it's 1 1/2 hours.  San Juan International Airport (SJU) is served from the U.S. Mainland by American Airlines, Delta, US Airways, Continental, Northwest, Spirit Air, and United. From the rest of the world, San Juan (SJU) Airport is served by Air Canada Vacations, Canadian Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa's partner Condor, Copa Airlines, and LACSA-Group Taca.

There are basically two ways of travelling from the 'Big Island' of Puerto Rico to Culebra. You can either take an airplane or take the passenger boat. Flying to Culebra is usually the most hassle free option, and in 35 minutes you can get from San Juan to Culebra.  Flying in from San Juan to Culebra is in most cases the only way to be able to check in into your hotel the same day of your flight from abroad. There are several daily flights arriving in Culebra from San Juan Isla Grande Airport (SIG) on Air Flamenco (787-724-6464) and on Vieques Air Link (787-722-3736, 787-741-8331, 1-888-901-9247). Click here for more airline information and ferry schedules. WE RECOMMEND OUR VISITORS TO FLY TO CULEBRA FROM MAINLAND PUERTO RICO, INSTEAD OF TAKING THE BOAT.

Cost of boat vs. flying in: If you are coming to Culebra from San Juan, whether the boat or airplane is less expensive would depend on the number of people in your party. The boat between Fajardo to Culebra costs $2.25 each way, and the San Juan-Fajardo taxi costs about $80 each way. If you are a party of one person, flying in would be cheaper by about $22.25 ($60 for plane vs. $82.25 for the taxi + boat.) For a party of two people, the plane would cost $35.50 more ($120 for the plane less $84.50 for the taxi and boat.)

However, if you are flying in from abroad and want to take the passenger boat to Culebra to check-in at Tamarindo Estates that same day, you would need to land into San Juan not later than 12 Noon. This would normally allow sufficient time to get your luggage and then the taxi to the Fajardo ferry dock. The last boat you may take and still be able to check in at the hotel departs Fajardo at 3:00 PM.

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Culebra airport terminal. Click on the image to enlarge.
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Some of the Culebra ferries
OUR ACCOMMODATIONS AND SURROUNDINGS:

Tamarindo Estates is a small, intimate, and unique resort. All our rental units are kitchen-equipped. There are one- and two-bedroom apartments. You will feel a deep sense of privacy and tranquility, as there are only 12 apartments in the midst of its 60 acres of virgin and undeveloped land. The resort is nicely secluded, yet it is an easy 5-minute drive from town. Our charming and cozy apartments have air-conditioned bedrooms. For those who enjoy natural air, the villas also have ceiling fans, and are screened. Each apartment has its own bath with shower, a separate living-kitchen area with an electric cooktop, refrigerator-freezer, microwave oven, satellite TV, and a roofed deck to sit and enjoy the ocean views. These apartments stand high on a hill, a bit farther inland, affording while sitting on the roofed deck, great ocean views and of other offshore cays. Typically there are three independent attached apartments. (Typical floor plan.). Wi-fi is available in public areas and is free of charge.We have a staff of friendly caretakers living on the resort's premises to help you have the most pleasant stay at the Estates and the best Culebra, Puerto Rico vacation ever. These are self-catering accommodations. We provide you with a nice, clean villa, with silverware, cookware, towels, and bed linen. In order to keep rates down, we do not provide housekeeping service. We do not offer luxurious lodging but a nice, quiet, comfortable, secluded, and friendly apartment hotel with simple, though comfortable accommodations in a most remarkably beautiful natural environment.



Tamarindo Estates is the only hotel on Culebra's Marine Reserve
 


Marine Reserve
Culebra's Marine Reserve as seen from the Tamarindo beach-house - Click on the image to enlarge
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The Tamarindo beach-house - Click on the image to enlarge. The beach-house is not for rent. The rental apartments are located higher up on a hill.

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View from the Tamarindo beach-house - Click on the image to enlarge
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The Tamarindo swimming pool - Click on the image to enlarge. Swimpool, beach-house, and the Estates' snorkeling beach areas are approx. four minute walk from the rental apartments.
Kayaks
For the more adventurous, go kayaking across the channel to Luis Peña Cay in the background - Click on the image to enlarge
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The beach-house, and higher up on the hill, several rental villas, as seen from the ocean - Click on the image to enlarge
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The Tamarindo swimming pool
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The Tamarindo swimming pool
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The beach-house


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Tamarindo Estates' snorkeling beach by the
beach-house. Luis Peña Cay in the background.
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                  Tamarindo Estates
Aerial view of Tamarindo Estates
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Tamarindo Estates' snorkeling beach by the
beach-house. Luis Peña Cay in the background.

A CLOSER LOOK AT OUR ACCOMMODATIONS:


Facade of one of the villas
Facade of one of the villas, which contains three one-br apartments.
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Partially-roofed deck of a one-br apartment.
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Facade of another villa, which contains three one-br apartments.
Kitchen of cottage
Typical living-kitchen area of a one-br apartment.
Silverware and cookware are provided.
Typical bedroom
Typical bedroom
Satellite TV included. Towels and bed linen are provided.
Kitchen
Typical living-kitchen area of a one-br apartment.
Silverware and cookware are provided.

Typical living-kitchen area of a one-br apartment.
Silverware and cookware are provided.

Typical bedroom
Typical bedroom
Satellite TV included. Towels and bed linen are provided.

Typical Kitchen-living area.
Typical living-kitchen area of a one-br apartment.
Silverware and cookware are provided.

Balcony
Partially-roofed deck of a one-br apartment
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Typical Bathroom
Typical bathroom.
 

For a  photo tour of our hotel facilities, please click here.
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Culebra, one of Puerto Rico's beautiful off-shore islands, is 10 square miles in area and located 17 miles east of Puerto Rico, midway between P.R. and St.Thomas, U.S.V.I.

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