Aguadilla Attractions

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Home to the largest number of beaches of any town in Puerto Rico, Aguadilla is all about sun and fun.  The attractions here often center on the beaches, and even the most important landmark, which is a lighthouse, is set right on the coast. 

Beaches

School Yard Beach

There are several beaches to consider visiting in the area. Just click on the name of each beach for a detailed guide to that beach.

If you like snorkeling, a beach offering that option is The Shacks. When driving on Borinquen Avenue, there will be a road that cuts right across the golf course that will take you right by the beach. You will need to go a little off-road to reach the parking area, but nothing that a regular car could not handle.

Another place for beach-goers to consider is School Yard Beach. With a wide shoreline, this beach offers plenty of space for people the spread out. However, while you are free to lay out in the sun, most people visiting School Yard Beach will be heading out with surfboards to ride the waves.

Bridges Beach: Used mainly for surfing, this urban beach is a great place for a quick trip to the shore. With nothing but a straight shot to the ocean, Bridges Beach is best for those looking for a hassle free beach.

These are just a few of the available choices. To read about other beaches available, click here.

Museums

In case you like to expand your knowledge of unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time in Aguadilla.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Maritime Museum. It is found within Punta Higuero Lighthouse and located 9.2 mi. South West of central Aguadilla. Featuring a history of ocean travel and shipwrecks in the area, the Maritime Museum is a great way to spend some time to learn not only the role of maritime travel, but also of the lives the nearby lighthouse may have saved over the years.

The table below enables you to learn more information on a museum you might enjoy nearby.

Museums Near Aguadilla
Name Phone Location Island
Maritime Museum -- 9.2 mi. South West of Central Aguadilla Puerto Rico

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests may enjoy some other interesting local landmarks in this area.

If the nitty gritty aspects of living by the sea interest you, you might want to see Point Borinquen Lighthouse. Set on the Coast Guard Base in Aguadilla, the Point Borinquen Lighthouse was originally built by the Spanish government in 1889, but destroyed by a tsunami in 1918. The next incarnation was built on higher grounds, but the ruins of the original lighthouse have been left untouched for generations.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In Aguadilla
Name Type Location Island
Point Borinquen Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.6 mi. North of Central Aguadilla Puerto Rico

Waterfalls

Gozalandia

Although most people visiting the area have heard about the beautiful water and coastline, that isn't the only way to experience the area's natural beauty. One such example is Gozalandia. It is situated 12.0 mi. East-Southeast of central Aguadilla. <p>Also known as El Charo de la Leche, which means the "pool of milk," Gozalandia is a hidden oasis of three pools connecting one waterfall.</p>

Casinos

Puerto Rico Casinos

Vacationers do not generally come to Aguadilla to gamble, but there is one option, Ocean Casino. <p>The Marriott Courtyard Casino Aguadilla is not one of Puerto Rico's largest or most popular casinos, but it does the trick for guests who want to relax after a day of business or exploring the island.</p>

 

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