Cayo Luis Peña

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Cayo Luis Peña
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Cayo Luis Peña is located in Puerto Rico
Cayo Luis Peña
Cayo Luis Peña
Cayo Luis Peña is located in Lesser Antilles
Cayo Luis Peña
Cayo Luis Peña
Cayo Luis Peña is located in Caribbean
Cayo Luis Peña
Cayo Luis Peña
Geography
LocationCaribbean Sea
Coordinates18°18′20.89″N 65°19′57.37″W / 18.3058028°N 65.3326028°W / 18.3058028; -65.3326028Coordinates: 18°18′20.89″N 65°19′57.37″W / 18.3058028°N 65.3326028°W / 18.3058028; -65.3326028
ArchipelagoPuerto Rico Archipielago
Administration
TerritoryPuerto Rico
MunicipalityCulebra
Barrio/WardFlamenco
Additional information
Nature Reserve (Culebra National Wildlife Refuge)

Cayo Luis Peña, formerly South West Key[1] is a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Culebra, an island municipality of Puerto Rico. The island is a nature reserve which forms part of the Culebra National Wildlife Refuge. Visitors are allowed on the island for nature walks, snorkeling, and swimming; however, visitors are not allowed to stay on the island overnight. The island is only accessible via private water taxis. This limited access results in relatively few visitors and the island and surrounding reefs are able to stay more pristine as a result.[2] The small number of visitors also makes the island more private for those willing to make the journey.[3] Luis Peña Beach is located on the north side of the island. The island is named after its second owner.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Map of 1898 Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ http://www.prvacationhelpers.com/
  3. ^ "Islands Magazine". pp. 96–. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)