Mayagüez Attractions

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Although many people visit Mayaguez simply to get away, relax, and do nothing at all, just as many want to pack their days full of sightseeing and their nights full of eating good food, enjoying local entertainment, an basically partying.  Mayaguez offers both type of travelers just what they need with relaxing beaches, a zoo, several landmarks, and even two casinos. 

Beaches

Cabo Rojo Beaches

You will discover an abundance of beaches to consider, although all of them are located nearby. You can click on the name of the beach for detailed information about that part of the coast.

Cabo Rojo Beaches: Cabo Rojo's location along the south west coast means that the waters fed into its beaches come from the Caribbean Sea. This makes each beach great for families, since the waters are almost always calm and the sand is soft.

A second place worth considering is Playa La Playa. Easily reached and away from the crowds, Playa La Playa is a beach of convenience. Without the clear tropical water easily accessed elsewhere on the island, the beach is mainly left to locals and boaters using the on-site boat ramp.

Attractions Map

Corcega Beach: The town of Rincon is known in Puerto Rico as the place you go to surf. The beaches along this stretch of coast feature rougher waters perfect for the sport.

These are only some of the places worth checking out For more in formation concerning beaches available, read this page.

Museums

In case you enjoy expanding your knowledge of unfamiliar places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation in Mayagüez.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Museo Historico de Las Piedras. It is located in San German, 11.4 mi. Southeast of central Mayagüez. A tiny museum detailing the history of this otherwise unremarkable area of Puerto Rico, the Museo Historico de las Piedras preserves tales, art, and memories that would otherwise have been forgotten long ago.

The following table enables you to get some details concerning a museum nearby.

Museums Near Mayagüez
Name Phone Location Island
Museo Historico de Las Piedras (787) 733-2160 11.4 mi. Southeast of Central Mayagüez Puerto Rico

Historical Sites

In case you like to experience the history of foreign countries, you might enjoy visiting a historical site during your time in Mayagüez.

Historic Sites In Mayagüez
Name Type Phone Location Island
Mayaguez Memorial Historical Site (787) 834-1313 0.7 mi. Northwest of Downtown Mayaguez Puerto Rico

Natural Attractions

Mayaguez Zoo

Parque Del Litoral is one of the natural attractions you should consider visiting. Much like the Centennial Olympic Park was built in Atlanta, Georgia for the Olympics, in 2009, Parque Del Litoral was built when Puerto Rico was selected to host the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games.

Mayaguez Zoo is another local site you should consider visiting. The largest zoo in Puerto Rico, the Mayaguez zoo features at least 75 different animal species spread out over about thirty exhibits. While it will not stand up against the larger zoos of the world, it provides a great educational experience and a good way to spend the day.

Needless to say, there are plenty of additional choices. For more about natural attractions in this area, read this page.

Casinos

Puerto Rico Casinos

Looking for some action? Visitors interested in testing their luck on the slots will have several opportunities to do so in this area.

Holiday Inn Mayaguez Casino, on the premises of Holiday Inn & El Tropical Casino Mayagüez, is located within Mayagüez. Your vacation continues on inside El Tropical Casino, with its island-style decor that prevents you from feeling as though you're cooped up indoors.

If you enjoy playing the slots, consider giving Paradise Island Casino a try. How lucky do you think you are? Find out if you're right when you visit Paradise Island Casino at the Mayagüez Resort & Casino.

Take a look at this table for more information about your options.

Gambling In Mayagüez
Name Located At Phone Location
Holiday Inn Mayaguez Casino Holiday Inn & El Tropical Casino Mayagüez (787) 833-1971 2.8 mi. North-Northwest of Central Mayagüez
Paradise Island Casino Mayagüez Resort & Casino (787) 831-7575 1.6 mi. Northwest of Downtown Mayaguez
 

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