Attractions in San German

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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. 


Boqueròn Beach

There are a large selection of beaches to enjoy, though all of them are found nearby. You can click on the name of each beach to get additional information concerning that part of the coast.

If you are looking for a snorkeling spot, a beach providing that option is Boqueròn Beach. Most southbound side roads in Boqueron lead to the beach.

A second option to consider is 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.

Attractions Map

Buyé Beach: Buye Beach is located on Puerto Rico's west coast. This is a favored beach amongst families for its warm, shallow waters where children can romp with ease and trade winds that keep you cool on even the hottest days.

Nearby areas have plenty of other beaches. If you'd like to dig deeper, you can obtain more information by clicking here.


Assuming you like to explore unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time in San German.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Museo Historico de Las Piedras. It is located 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 provides more details concerning a museum you might enjoy in San German.

Museums In San German
Name Phone Location Island
Museo Historico de Las Piedras (787) 733-2160 1.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central San German Puerto Rico

Natural Attractions

Reserva Natural Laguna De Joyuda

Tourists who enjoy the natural environment will frequently have a good time at Reserva Natural Laguna De Joyuda. 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.

Luckily, you can find a full range choices. For a more comprehensive look at this specific topic, read this article.


Puerto Rico Casinos

Feeling Lucky? Visitors wanting to try their luck on the slots will find a few alternatives nearby.

Paradise Island Casino, which is part of Mayagüez Resort & Casino, is located 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 slot machines are part of your plans, you could give Holiday Inn Mayaguez Casino a try. 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.

Glance through the following chart to learn more.

Gambling Near San German
Name Located At Phone Location
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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