OFFICIAL SITE FOR:
TAMARINDO ESTATES BEACH APTS.
P.O. BOX 313, CULEBRA, PR 00775,  PH. 787-742-3343
Beach-house view of Tamarindo Estates' snorkeling beach

Check Dates
Book Now

 Spanish flag
Espaņol      
Home
Getting to
                        Culebra
Things to do
Moving around
testimonials
          
French flag
Franįais
More information
Rates
Book online
Email us
Logo


You can only check availability and BOOK DIRECT with us here, the OFFICIAL SITE for Tamarindo Estates. You cannot book or check availability at booking agents like Booking.com, Expedia.com, TripAdvisor.com, flipkey.com, priceline.com, etc.


Tamarindo Estates is the best deal in Culebra. Don't be misled by inexpensive offers that turn out to be "cheap deals". While we are not a luxurious place, we offer the luxury of seclusion. At the same time, we are an easy 5 minutes from town, restaurants, grocery stores, or in the other direction, the popular Flamenco Beach. Click here for a location image.

Tamarindo Estates is a beachfront property that offers serenity, beautiful ocean views, and private access to the best walk-in snorkeling. Avoid being lodged where you are surrounded by noisy neighbors, streets, and passing cars. Rather, choose to be surrounded by a 60-acre estate of undeveloped natural greenery on a secure, gated, beautiful property. We offer superiority in cleanliness, as well as caretakers that live on the property, available 24/7 to make your stay enjoyable.

Our hosts are waiting to make you part of our ever growing family of repeat guests. 


Tamarindo Estates Official Site
Best prices, best rates, Tamarindo Estates Beach
                  Apartments

Beach house, Culebra's best
                  walk in snorkeling

 

trip
                  advisor

TripAdvisor

Travel and
                  Leisure Mag cover
Travel
Leisure

Outside Mag cover
Outside
Traveler

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
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
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016


Our
            Snorkeling Beach The Estates As
            Seen From the Ocean Typical
            Living-Kitchen Area Typical Bedroom Typical Apt. Porch Playa Tamarindo
Web Slideshow by VisualSlideshow.com v2.0m

PROPERTY  AMENITIES:
  • For your privacy and tranquility, Tamarindo resort only has 12 apartments in a 60-acre undeveloped estate.
  • Guests are provided with a beeper to open a gate that leads to the private  grounds  of the Tamarindo Estates beach property.
  • Living on-site, on the premises, a Resident Caretaker is available on-call 24 hrs a day - unlike most other rentals - who is easily accessible to the guests.
  • 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, subject to our internet provider, the P.R. Telephone Co.
  • Flat Panel TV for each rental apartment.
  • BBQ facilities.
  • Water Supply: We provide an eco-friendly instant shower heater in the bathroom. More on water supply, click here.
  • 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.
  • 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 Peņa Cay.
Snorkeling info
Click on the photo for snorkeling information
Kayak
Kayak rentals available

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.

  • Snorkeling beach at Tamarindo
                                      Estates
    Snorkeling beach at Tamarindo Estates

    Private gated access for
                                      registered guests
    Private gated access to the Estates for Registered guests.



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!


      Click on the image to zoom in Culebra map Aereal
                  photo
Aerial View Tamarindo Estates
no passport required Satellite photo
Satellite night  photo - Click to enlarge

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.

Islander
                  aircraft
Twin-engine Islander
Culebra airport
                  terminal
Culebra airport terminal. Click on the image to enlarge.
Puerto Rico area map
Click on the image to enlarge
Culebra ferries
Some of the Culebra ferries
OUR ACCOMMODATIONS AND SURROUNDINGS:

The remarkable TAMARINDO ESTATES BEACH APTS. is a quiet, small, nicely secluded inn (yet an easy 5-minute drive to town) of only twelve 1-BR apartments in the midst of 60 acres of virgin, undeveloped greenery by Tamarindo beach. You may enjoy great views from the apt.'s roofed deck and patios, and easy walk-in to a world-class reef, ideal to get away from the norm of everyday living and enjoy a refreshing change of pace. Each apartment provides clean, basic, rustic accommodations with its own private kitchen. We do not provide any luxury. What we do offer, in the way of luxury, is 60 acres of luxurious, undeveloped greenery on the ocean with spectacular views and stunning sunsets. We offer security, a gated entrance, and we have, housed here on the property, caretakers that are on call at all times, to care for guests needs.

Each of the 480 sq. ft. (45 sq. mt.) apts. has a/c in the bedroom, flat screen TV, ceiling fans, screened windows and door, private bathroom with shower, kitchen with electric cooktop, refrigerator-freezer, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, silverware, cookware, towels, and bed linen. We supply, to get you started, paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, full sized bars of bath soap, and lined garbage cans in the kitchen and bathroom. We do not supply any food items and we do not offer maid service. Typically there are three independent attached apartments. (Typical floor plan.). Wi-fi  is free of charge.

We also provide a private beach-house for guests to take shade, read a book, relax or whatever while on the beach, with restroom facilities. The rental apartments are a bit farther inland, in the hilly vegetated interior, affording gorgeous views of the ocean and other cays.

Another rental option is the 2-BR, 2-Bath (Double-sized) Apt.-  For families with teens that want larger accommodations we could rent 2 adjoining-connecting 1-BR apts.



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
beach-house
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.

Beach-house
View from the Tamarindo beach-house - Click on the image to enlarge
manta
  Manta at the Tamarindo Estates Reef. Click on the image to enlarge.
Kayaks
For the more adventurous, go kayaking across the channel to Luis Peņa Cay in the background - Click on the image to enlarge
beach house
                  seen from sea
The beach-house, and higher up on the hill, several rental villas, as seen from the ocean - Click on the image to enlarge
Guests at Tamarindo Estates Reef
                  with turtle
  Guests at the Tamarindo Estates Reef with a turtle.
Sunset at beach house
Sunset at the Tamarindo beach-house
snorkeling
                beach
The beach-house


snorkeling
                  beach
Tamarindo Estates' snorkeling beach by the
beach-house. Luis Peņa Cay in the background.
Aerial view
                  Tamarindo Estates
Aerial view of Tamarindo Estates
snorkeling
                  beach
Tamarindo Estates' snorkeling beach by the
beach-house. Luis Peņa 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.
roofed deck of one of the apartments
Partially-roofed deck of a one-br apartment.
View from porch
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
Logo
Typical Bathroom
Typical bathroom.
 
Best Rates
Tamarindo Estates Official Site
Best prices, best rates, Tamarindo Estates
                    Beach Apartments

For a  photo tour of our hotel facilities, please click here.
  .

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.

We hope to see you soon!


    RESERVE  ONLINE  NOW!


Home
Getting to
                  Culebra
Things to do
Moving around
Testimonials
More
                  information
Rates
Availability- book online
Contact us


Getting to Culebra
Moving Around
Things To Do
More Information
Rates
Book Online
Contact Us

Visitor Agreement - Disclaimer - Privacy Policy

Check Dates
Book Now


Logo
TripAdvisor
                    Certificate of Excellence 2016

 P.O. Box 313, Culebra, P.R. 00775, Tel. 787-742-3343