Friday, January 17, 2014

Is it Safe to camp on Culebra and Vieques?

One question that comes up regarding camping on both Vieques and Culebra is safety.  There are many people who camp on Isla Culebra and Vieques every year, and very few people have any problems.  In fact, the camp facilities on both islands are well watched over, both with offices and staff that ensure the safety of their guests.  

On Flamenco beach, the camp area is secure, with a guard area just beyond the entrance gate.  Employees of the camp area often walk through the pathways, making sure that the camp area is clean and safe for all their guests.

On Vieques, groundspeople and guards watch the camp area constantly.  There is an overnight guard that patrols the area outside of the camp during the night.  During the day the camp area is busy with both day and overnight guests.  Equipment is often left out while people go to one of the nearby towns, on a tour, or swim at one of Vieque's beautiful beaches.  

While one can never guarantee that nothing will go wrong, the truth is, camping on either Vieques or Culebra is an excellent choice.  Both campgrounds are family friendly.  They are well watched over and are, overall, very safe.  Enjoy your stay!


  1. Are there any facilities or locations to leave valuables for a few hours while we are out on an adventure or snorkeling?

    1. Nope, just gotta have faith in your fellow man! The times we camped were for a week at a time, and we roamed the beaches, the towns, and the water constantly. Never had a problem with theft, and have never heard of one, though the iguanas and cats may steal left-out food.

  2. So, I have faith in my fellow man and all, but when camping out, what do other people actually DO with their passport, money, kindle, etc. while they are snorkeling ?

  3. Great to know that Culebra and Vieques are safe for campers, but even with security around, you should always put safety in the first place as you never know what and when it can get wrong. Therefore, I suggest that you check out this great guide that offers some really useful camping safety tips:

  4. If there is the slightest chance that you did not have enough of beaches in Puerto Rico, a visit to one of the nearby islands off the northeastern coast will most certainly appease your heart. Actually, you might want to go otherwise too