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Thousands of People Visit Culebra, Vieques this Week

By on March 24, 2016

SAN JUAN — So far, more than 30,000 people have used the island’s ferry service to Culebra and Vieques since late last week, the Puerto Rico Maritime Transportation Authority (ATM by its Spanish initials) announced Thursday.

The number of visitors traveling to the two island-municipalities is expected to increase throughout the weekend, as

FAJARDO, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Boats surround the island during the Bacardi Triangle event on November 1, 2014 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The event saw 1,862 music fans take on one of the most mysterious forces of nature in a three day epic music adventure. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BACARDI)

a result of the Easter holidays, noted ATM Executive Director José Ruiz on Thursday. The ferry service is operating according to its normal schedule, but additional trips will be offered if necessary.

Ruiz urged for patience and moderation to those who will use the ferry service to return to the main island, due to high number of people using the commonwealth’s maritime transportation service.

Meanwhile, the ATM executive noted that ferry terminals at Fajardo, Culebra and Vieques have free Wi-Fi service, while citizens could also monitor the ferry service online.

The ATM efforts during the Holy Week have centered on guaranteeing a continuous, reliable and on-time service to both residents and tourists visiting the Culebra and Vieques, Ruiz explained.

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