Attractions in Mayagüez

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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 find several beaches to consider visiting, though all of them are located just outside of Mayagüez. You can click on the beach names for a detailed guide to that particular location.

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 alternative for beach-goers to consider 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 soft, tan sands of Corcega Beach stretch on seemingly for miles as the beautiful turquoise waters lap the shore. Out at sea there is reef just 50 yards off shore, while back on land a cement boat on a small rock cliff serves as a local landmark.

These examples are just a sample of what's available. Those interested can learn more by going to this page.


Assuming you like to expand your knowledge of other places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum during your vacation.

A common landmark for vacationers is Museo Historico de Las Piedras. It is located in 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 has 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

Enjoy learning about the historical roots of foreign countries? If yes, you might enjoy visiting a historical site during your vacation.

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

One of the frequently visited outdoor attractions is Parque Del Litoral. 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.

Another place worth considering is Mayaguez Zoo. 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.

These are only some of the available options. You can read this extended discussion dedicated to natural attractions in this area if you're interested in learning more details.


Puerto Rico Casinos

Feeling lucky? Guests wanting to test their luck will discover a few venues where they can do so in this area.

Holiday Inn Mayaguez Casino, part of Holiday Inn & El Tropical Casino Mayagüez, is situated in 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 the simplicity of playing 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.

You can look through the following chart if you want more information.

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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