Attractions in San German

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 a large number of beaches to consider, though they are all found just outside of San German. Just click on each beach name for more detail concerning that particular location.

A beach scene where snorkeling is a popular is Boqueròn Beach. Boqueron Beach is situated in southeast Puerto Rico, in the quaint waterfront town of Boqueron. The sandy white beach is over a mile long and borders sparkling turquoise waters.

Another alternative for beach-goers 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: A dirt road leads to Buye Beach, where parking is $3(USD) per vehicle.

Nearby areas have a wider range of beach choices. Readers can learn more here.


If you like to explore other cultures and places, you might want to visit a museum during your vacation.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Museo Historico de Las Piedras. It is found within southern San German. A tiny museum detailing the history of this otherwise unremarkable area of Puerto Rico, the Museo Historico de las Piedras preserves tales, art, and memories that would otherwise have been forgotten long ago.

The table below provides you with more information on a museum in the area.

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

One of the frequently visited outdoor attractions is Reserva Natural Laguna De Joyuda. <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>

San German has a wider range of choices too. Click here to read our guide to natural attractions in and around San German.


Puerto Rico Casinos

Feeling lucky? Vacationers hoping to test their luck on the slots will discover a few alternatives nearby.

Paradise Island Casino, on the premises 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 might try 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.

View this table to read more about gaming opportunities 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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