Loiza Attractions

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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

You'll find an abundance of beaches to visit, although all of them are located just outside of Loiza. You can click on the name of the beach for more detail concerning that section of the coast.

Coco Beach: You can reach Coco Beach from Puerto Rico 187.

A second alternative 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: Torrecilla Pinones is located off PR 187.

Of course, you can find a nice selection of choices for beaches nearby. To see our complete guide to beaches, follow this link.

Natural Attractions

Bosque Estatal De Piñones

Rainforest Zip Line is one of the local attractions that's popular with visitors. <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>

Bosque Estatal De Piñones is a second place you might want to visit. <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>

Of course, there are plenty of additional nature attractions. Read this page regarding natural attractions close to Loiza if you'd like to find out additional specifics.

Casinos

Feeling Lucky? Visitors looking to test their luck in some gaming action will have a handful of alternatives nearby.

Wyndham Rio Mar Casino, which is part 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're simply looking to play a few slots, you might like Casino del Sol. Casino del Sol features 14,000 square feet of gaming space.

Ritz-Carlton Casino provides a collection of games for visitors to enjoy, 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.

Fortunately, there will be additional choices. Navigate to this extended discussion concerning gaming close to Loiza if you want additional specifics.

 

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