Outside of San Juan, San German is the oldest settlement in the island of Puerto Rico. For tourists, this means there is a lot of history to be seen and felt, from the more than 400 year old church which overlooks one of two town squares to the museum which lays it all out for you peace by peace. While there are no beaches directly in San German, it takes just 20 minutes to get to some of the most picturesque stretches of sand around, and along the way there are several natural attractions to explore.
You will discover several beaches to enjoy, though all of them are found nearby. You can click on the name of each beach for a detailed guide to that beach.
A nice beach that's good for snorkeling is Boqueròn Beach. An array of activities and amenities await visitors to Boqueron Beach. Water sports galore are at your fingertips, along with scuba diving, snorkeling, bike rentals, basketball, and cabin rentals.
A second option that beach-goers can consider is Cabo Rojo Beaches. The Cabo Rojo beaches can be reached off Bulevar Guanajibo.
Buyé Beach: A dirt road leads to Buye Beach, where parking is $3(USD) per vehicle.
Fortunately, you will find a wide range of choices for beaches nearby. To read a more detailed discussion of beaches, use this link.
In case you enjoy expanding your knowledge of other cultures and places, you should consider visiting a museum during your vacation.
A common landmark for vacationers is Museo Historico de Las Piedras. It is situated in southern San German. 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 following chart enables you to get some details regarding a museum in the area.
|Museo Historico de Las Piedras||(787) 733-2160||1.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central San German||Puerto Rico|
Reserva Natural Laguna De Joyuda is one of the outdoor attractions you might enjoy visiting. <p>This saltwater lagoon generally only reaches a maximum depth for around four feet, making it a prime location for the migratory and local birds that feed on the small fish here. Also noteworthy, is that at night the water actually flows thanks to micro-organisms in the water.</p>
Luckily, you can find additional choices too. To get more information about natural attractions in and around the area, click here.
Looking for some action? Visitors interested in testing their luck will discover a handful of places to do so nearby.
Paradise Island Casino, part of Mayagüez Resort & Casino, is situated 12.3 mi. Northwest of central San German. How lucky do you think you are? Find out if you're right when you visit Paradise Island Casino at the Mayagüez Resort & Casino.
If you want to try your luck at the slots, consider heading to Holiday Inn Mayaguez Casino. 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.
The gaming opportunities close to San German can be seen in the chart below.
|Holiday Inn Mayaguez Casino||Holiday Inn & El Tropical Casino Mayagüez||(787) 833-1971||13.5 mi. Northwest of Central San German|
|Paradise Island Casino||Mayagüez Resort & Casino||(787) 831-7575||12.3 mi. Northwest of Central San German|
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