San German Attractions

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

You'll find several beaches to enjoy, although they are all found in neighboring areas. Click on each beach name for detailed information about that section of the coast.

If you want to snorkel, a beach worth considering 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 place that beach-goers can consider is 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.

Attractions Map

Buyé Beach: Backed by several resort properties, brush, and trees, Buye Beach features bright white sand, and waters that vary from clear to deep blue.

Of course, you'll find a full range of beaches to choose from nearby. To visit our complete guide to beaches, click here.


Assuming you enjoy learning about unfamiliar places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum during your vacation.

One popular destination 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 shows some key facts 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

Reserva Natural Laguna De Joyuda is one of the more frequently visited natural attractions. 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, there are plenty of other nature attractions. Navigate here to read our discussion of natural attractions in and around San German.


Puerto Rico Casinos

Feeling Lucky? Travelers hoping to try their luck in some gaming action have several alternatives nearby.

Paradise Island Casino, a 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 like slot machines, consider heading to Holiday Inn Mayaguez Casino. 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.

The chart below enables you to get more details concerning the gaming choices close to San German.

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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