The Island of Culebra lies seventeen miles east of Puerto Rico and twelve miles west of St. Thomas. This small, laid back island is approximately 7 miles long, 3.5 miles wide, and has a population of about 2,500. Culebra is a municipality of Puerto Rico and therefore both Spanish and English are spoken and the U.S. Flag flies alongside the Puerto Rican Flag. Because of its proximity to the Virgin Islands, Culebra is often referred to as the Last Virgin.