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. 


Coco Beach

You will find a large number of beaches to consider visiting, though they are all located nearby. Click on the name of each beach to get additional information concerning that section of the coast.

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.

A second alternative that beach-goers can consider is Vacia Talega Beach. Vacia Talegs's tan colored shore scoops out a side of the coast which promotes calm waters. The beach is backed by brush, coastal highway, and rows if vehicles which are often parked 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.

These examples are only a few of the places worth checking out You can obtain more information here.

Natural Attractions

Bosque Estatal De Piñones

Rainforest Zip Line is one of the better known natural attractions. 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.

Another place that needs mentioning is Bosque Estatal De Piñones. 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.

These are only some of the choices you'll find. To navigate to our full guide to natural attractions nearby, visit this page.


Feeling Lucky? Vacationers looking to test their luck have a few places to do so nearby.

Wyndham Rio Mar Casino, 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 enjoy playing the slots, you might try Casino del Sol. Casino del Sol features 14,000 square feet of gaming space.

Ritz-Carlton Casino offers a collection of games for gamers to play, including Baccarat, Bingo, Blackjack, Poker - 3 card, and Poker - Let it Ride. The casino at the Ritz-Carlton not only offers 340 slot machines and a collection of table games like Let it Ride and Roulette, but frequently hosts live music and offers complimentary Players Club memberships to guests. When you gamble here, you know you'll be treated like an honored guest.

Needless to say, you will find a nice selection of choices too. Follow this link to read our article about gaming close to Loiza.


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