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. 


Cabo Rojo Beaches

You will discover an abundance of beaches to visit, although each of them are found just outside of Mayagüez. Just click on the name of the beach for more information concerning that particular stretch of sand.

Cabo Rojo Beaches: A scattering of beaches on Puerto Rico make up the Cabo Rojo Beaches, each of which has stunning views for guests to enjoy. These beaches include, Bahia Boqueraan, Playa El Combate and Playa Joyuda.

Another location 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.

Luckily, you'll be able to find many other beaches nearby. To learn more about beaches available, go to this article.


In case you like to learn about other cultures and places, you should consider visiting a museum during your vacation.

One popular destination is Museo Historico de Las Piedras. It is located within San German, 11.4 mi. Southeast of central Mayagüez. Visitors that are interested in the area's roots are welcomed to explore what the museum has to offer. Featuring several exhibits of different focuses, guests will gain a first hand account of the everyday history.

The table directly below provides you with some details regarding 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

If you like to learn about the historical roots of a foreign country, you might want to visit 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 that's popular with visitors. <p>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.</p>

Mayaguez Zoo is a second option worth a visit. <p>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.</p>

Mayagüez is home to a full range natural attractions. To see our detailed guide to natural attractions in Mayagüez, navigate to this page.


Puerto Rico Casinos

Looking for some action? Visitors who'd like to try their luck in some gaming action have a few places to go in this area.

Holiday Inn Mayaguez Casino, which is on the premises of Holiday Inn & El Tropical Casino Mayagüez, is located in Mayagüez. If you're looking for a big win, head over to El Tropical Casino and see if you can get lucky. The elegant 9,690 square foot casino features over 382 slot machines, 11 live games tables, and two poker tables.

If you want to try your luck at the slots, you could give 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 some time to look through the table below to find out more about gaming opportunities in Mayagüez.

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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