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P.O. BOX 313, CULEBRA, PR 00775,  PH. 787-742-3343

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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 snorkelingAvoid being lodged where you are surrounded by noisy neighbors, streets, airport noise, 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.

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Tamarindo Estates 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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kayaks
beach-house
The Tamarindo Beach-house for the use of registered guests.
The rental apartments are located higher up on a hill.
Turtle by
                            Tamarindo Estates Reef
Turtle by Tamarindo Reef.

Beach-house
                view of snorkel beach


PROPERTY  AMENITIES:
  • For your privacy and tranquility, Tamarindo resort only has 12 apartments on 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
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Kayak
Kayak rental available

Come visit us at Tamarindo Estates. Experience an enchanting vacation.... The perfect 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 U.S. territory and do not need to present a passport.
snorkel beach
View of the Estates' snorkeling beach from beachhouse.
Luis Peņa Cay on background. Click image to enlarge.


Private gated
                    entrance
Private Access to Grounds 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 it 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. Culebra Island is ideal for the nature conscious people.


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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 a major scale, Vieques Air Link (787-722-3736, 787-741-8331, 1-888-901-9247).
Click here for more airline information and ferry schedules

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. .

Puerto Rico area map
Islander aircraft Culebra airport terminal
Culebra airport terminal.
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 apartment hotel on Culebra's Marine Reserve

Marine Reserve
Culebra's Marine Reserve and snorkeling
beach 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 the exclusive
use of registered guests during the day. . The rental apartments are located higher up on a hill.


Beach-house
View from the Tamarindo beach-house - Click on the image to enlarge
At
                  Tamarindo reef
At Tamarindo 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
property as seen from
                  the sea
The beach-house, and higher up on the hill,  several villas, as seen from the ocean - Click on the image to enlarge

Kayaking by Tamarindo's
                    Marine Reserve
Kayaking by Tamarindo's Marine Reserve
Sunset by the beach house
The Sunset by the beach house
the beach-house
The beach-house


snorkeling
                    beach
Tamarindo Estates' snorkeling beach by the
beach-house. Luis Peņa Cay in the background.
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.
kitchen-living
                      area
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 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.

We hope to see you soon


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