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Old 14-04-2013, 12:20   #1
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Best Anchorages in Puerto Rico

My husband and I will be sailing to Puerto Rico in May, where he will need to leave me, the dog, the cat, and the boat to go work for 2-2.5 weeks at the end of May. We are wondering about recommendations for safe (both from a boat and a personal safety standpoint) anchorages with other cruisers, easily accessible amenities, and a nice town/city. The ideal location would have a smaller harbor (we have a rowing dink, no outboard), a dinghy landing, a safe town or city, and maybe even somewhere nearby to take a daily jog. Internet would be great but not required. Any suggestions?

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Old 14-04-2013, 12:27   #2
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Re: Best Anchorages in Puerto Rico

Consider Culebra instead of the main island.
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Old 14-04-2013, 17:04   #3
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Consider Culebra instead of the main island.
I second that suggestion. The ferry to PR is less than $3 if you need to go there.
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Boqueron.
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Old 14-04-2013, 18:19   #5
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culebra.
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Re: Best Anchorages in Puerto Rico

Ensenada. Safe as houses anchorage. Small village with a few shops, friendly natives. I've been there a couple of times; never seen another cruising boat.
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CULEBRA.
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Ensenada Honda in Culebra.
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Old 15-04-2013, 10:02   #10
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Ensenada Honda in Culebra.
Yes behind Cayo Pirata!
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Old 15-04-2013, 10:55   #11
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Re: Best Anchorages in Puerto Rico

Hi all, the only problem with Culebra is getting my husband in and out. How easy/expensive is it?
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Hi all, the only problem with Culebra is getting my husband in and out. How easy/expensive is it?
See post #3. Ferry from Culebra to the mainland $3.00. From there it shouldn't be too much to catch a bus or shuttle to San Juan airport.
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Old 15-04-2013, 11:01   #13
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Thanks all!
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The problem with Culebra is that you may want to stay there forever!
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Old 25-04-2013, 02:48   #15
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Re: Best Anchorages in Puerto Rico

You will not regret Culebra as a choice. As it has been said above, you might just not want to leave =)
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