"Dewey" Culebra Things to Do Tip by maharaja_joe

Culebra Things to Do: 15 reviews and 31 photos

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Dewey, named after Admiral Dewey of, what else, the US Navy. We went there to have lunch. Dewey is nothing more than a collection of houses with some bars. The docks are a short walking distance away. The place is dead in the afternoons and sees some action at night. We walked around Dewey, talking to some of the local people. The locals are the product of a varied racial mix. The story starts from the Taino Indians, who later married some of the Spanish conquistadors, who later mingled with the African slaves from Sierra Leone, Sudan, Senegal, etc. The 1800s saw an influx of the French escaping from Louisiana, and Irish escaping from the potato famine. Finally, the Chinese also arrived during the road construction boom in the 1900s. All said and done, the population of Culebra is around 1500, and crime is almost unknown. You could leave your bag at any place and simply walk around to enjoy the scenery.

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  • Written Feb 10, 2007
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