Set in a flat valley of the Central Mountain Range of Puerto Rico, Caguas is known as the “Heart of Creole Country.” There are numerous cultural attractions open on a daily basis which allow guests to learn about the history, the government, and the arts that have influenced this town. In order to spend some time on a beach, it will require a bit of a drive, but there is still plenty to keep you busy outdoors, from flourishing botanical gardens to a boardwalk on the river, and of course, trips into the mountains.
You'll find a large selection of beaches to consider visiting, though each of them are found nearby. You can click on the name of the beach to read a detailed article concerning that beach.
A local beach where you can go snorkeling is Isla Verde Beach. Relax on the sandy shores on a quiet day, or party with friends on weekends when things get more lively. There's plenty to do in the water from parasailing to waterskiing.
Another place that beach-goers can consider is Carolina Beach. Set between Isla Verde and Piones is Carolina Beach, or Balneario Carolina in Spanish. Carolina Beach is actually not one, but a series of three beaches that stretch across the north coast of Puerto Rico.
Ocean Park: People-watching is the most prominent activiity at Ocean Park, which is filled mostly with gay and straight single adults. Water sports and facilities are available at the beachfront resorts for a fee.
Nearby areas have quite a few other beaches to choose from. For a more comprehensive look at this specific topic, visit this article.
Assuming you like to learn about other people and places, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation in Caguas.
One popular destination is Caguas Museum. It is found in Aguas Buenas, 5.1 mi. West-Northwest of central Caguas. There are six main sections in the museum that center around different aspects of Caguas. The first explores the settlement of the Americas as a whole; focusing on the native tribes of Caguas, followed by the Spanish Colonization.
The following table has more information about some available museums nearby.
|Caguas Museum||(787) 653-8833 ext. 1847||Aguas Buenas, 5.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Caguas|
|Museo del Deporte Guaynabo||(787) 731-4923||Guaynabo, 11.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Caguas|
Caguas Botanical Garden is one of the natural attractions you might enjoy. <p>The botanical garden in Caguas exhibits some of the natural floral life in Puerto Rico, as well as some art work and presentations on the farming history of the island. This is a nice attraction for anyone looking for a relaxing walk while learning a little more about the island.</p>
is a second option you should consider visiting. <p>Fly through seven miles of trees while dangling from one of La Marquesa Canopy Tour's zip-lines. These are a perfect way to view the rain forest while also having a great time.</p>
Caguas has some other choices. To reach our detailed page about natural attractions in and around Caguas, read this article.
Vacationers do not usually go to Caguas for its gambling opportunities, but there is one option, Casino Real. <p>The Casino Real at Four Points Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel is the largest in Puerto Rico. Whether you head straight for the slots, or prefer a game that take a little more strategy, you're sure to enjoy taking a chance on Lady Luck.</p>
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