Attractions in Loiza

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Loiza, a town important for its Afro-Caribbean roots, is often overlooked as a major tourist destination for one of the better known destinations in the El Yunque region.  Those in the know are quick to tell you what a mistake this is.  Not only will you encounter a unique culture unlike anywhere else in the island, but there are several attraction which range from one of the oldest churches in the island and a cave in which was once found the oldest human remains recorded in Puerto Rico. 

Beaches

Coco Beach

There are several beaches to enjoy, although all of them are located nearby. Click on the name of the beach for detailed information about that specific beach.

Coco Beach: The shores of Coco Beach are lined with bright green grasses and lush trees. The sand is soft and tan, and the waters are blue-green.

Another place for beach-goers to consider is Vacia Talega Beach. You can access Vacia Talega directly from PR 187. Simply exit the coastal highway and park in the sand.

Torrecilla Pinones Beach: Brush and lush trees back the beach, protecting it from the coastal highway, while dark tan sand runs to the shore. The waters are deep blue and can be rough at times.

Nearby areas are home to several additional beach choices. Click on this link to visit our page regarding beaches for Loiza.

Natural Attractions

Bosque Estatal De Piñones

Rainforest Zip Line is one of the local attractions that's a popular stop for vacationers. <p>If you're over the age of eight, you can experience the jungles of the Rio Grande area by zip-line. This team of professionals is well-equipped to handle even those who have never participated in the sport before, and they want everyone to give it try.</p>

Another local attraction to consider visiting is Bosque Estatal De Piñones. <p>The park contains a boardwalk that stretches through a dense collection of mangroves. This vital ecosystem to Puerto Rico is home to a number of wildlife that cannot survive in other habits.</p>

These examples are just some of what's available. Click this link to check out our article about natural attractions nearby.

Casinos

Looking for a bit of action? Vacationers wanting to test their luck on the slots can find a few places to go nearby.

Wyndham Rio Mar Casino, on the premises of Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, is located 7.4 mi. East-Southeast of central Loiza. The on-site Players Club sports bar is decked out with five 50-inch HDTV plasma screen televisions, so you'll never miss a game.

If you enjoy the simplicity of playing the slots, consider heading to Casino del Sol. Feel free to stop by this casino any time, it is open twenty-four hours a day.

Ritz-Carlton Casino offers a wide array of games for guests to try out, including Baccarat, Bingo, Blackjack, Poker - 3 card, and Poker - Let it Ride. Tiered ceilings and chandeliers coupled with hard wood gaming tables and a plush floral carpet give ths spot and elegant, old world feel.

These are just a few of your options. Click this link to check out our page about gaming close to Loiza.

 

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