Culebra is a small, sparsely populated island and surrounding group of cays off the east coast of Puerto Rico. In the northwest, Flamenco Beach is a long crescent of white sand and turquoise water backed by tree-covered hills. Nearby Tamarindo Beach offers clear waters full of fish, sea turtles and rays. In the southwest, Punta Melones beach is known as a viewpoint for dramatic sunsets. Culebra as well as Vieques, are commonly nicknamed the Spanish Virgin Islands, giving visitors unmatched beauty and unexplored spaces with picturesque sceneries that provide a laid-back experience.