This is my third and final post from my trip to Puerto Rico, and I saved these pictures for last because they are from my favorite place in P.R.: Culebra Island. This little island is off the East Coast of the main island, and you have to travel by ferry to get there. It’s a small, uncrowded island, but is home to Flamenco Beach, which was apparently rated the 2nd most beautiful beach in the world by some magazine at some time (as the locals will proudly tell you). I can certainly see why; it is a stretch of beautiful, super fine white sand, calm, turquoise water, and only a handful of people on the whole beach. This may be because from 1901 to 1975, the US Military used the island as a firing and bombing range and location for other military exercises. Rusted tanks dotting the island bear witness to this less peaceful period in Culebra’s history. However, I cannot overstate the lovely tranquility that I found on this little island. When I first went to Culebra, I thought, “Now THIS is why I came to Puerto Rico.” I loved it so much, I went back for another day. The island is charming and calming. It would be the perfect place to get married on a beach, or just spend your whole vacation there (who needs sight-seeing, really?). If I’m ever super rich, I will use my fortune to buy Culebra Island and live out the rest of my happy days there.