Attractions in Aguadilla

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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

You'll find several beaches to consider in the area. Just click on the beach names to get additional information concerning that section of the coast.

If you are hoping to go snorkeling, a location worth considering is The Shacks. Not far from some major tourist areas, The Shacks has been able to keep a low profile despite its very large beach and relatively easy access. Being located right where the Atlantic Ocean turns into the Caribbean Sea, this beach has a nice hybrid of clear Caribbean Waters and rough Atlantic Waves.

A second alternative worth considering 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: Bridges Beach is centrally located just off the main coastal road that runs along the entire western edge of the city. If you are going to need parking, use the same lot as the more popular School Yard Beach, right off PR-440.

Fortunately, the area is home to quite a few other beaches in the area. To read about other beaches available, click this link.

Museums

If you like to expand your knowledge of other people and places, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation in Aguadilla.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Maritime Museum. It is situated at Punta Higuero Lighthouse and located 9.2 mi. South West of central Aguadilla. While you should not expect too much from the small road-side museum, it is still a vital tool in the local history and preservation of culture. The exhibits will show you the importance of lighthouse, and the equal importance these coastal towns.

The table directly below has some key facts concerning a museum nearby.

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

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Vacationers may experience some other intriguing sites worth visiting in Aguadilla.

If the functional aspects of living by the sea interest you, you should consider visiting Point Borinquen Lighthouse. Point Borinquen Lighthouse is not necessarily a tourist attraction, especially due to its location on the Coast Guard Base. Still, the tall beauty can be seen from afar by lovers of lighthouses.

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 tourists are drawn by the beautiful water and coastline, those aren't the only way to experience the area's natural beauty. One such example is Gozalandia. It is located 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

Travelers do not usually come to Aguadilla to find gambling, although there is one to check out, 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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