Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge
A protected wildlife refuge, this 1,836-acre subtropical dry forest is home to more than 50 species of native birds. Interpretive displays and bird-watching trails are highlights.
Telephone Number: 787-851-7258
Address: Route 310, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Cabo Rojo Lighthouse
Built in 1881 under Spanish rule, the Cabo Rojo, Los Morrillos Lighthouse is perched on the edge of limestone cliffs dropping 200 feet to the sea. This old lighthouse was automated and electrically charged in 1967 and is considered to have some, if not the, most spectacular ocean views in Puerto Rico’s West coast.
Telephone Number: 787-851-1025
Thought to be the oldest industry in the New World, salt has been mined here for centuries. Free guided tours of the area’s flora and fauna are offered at the visitor’s center.
Telephone Number: 787-851-2999
Beaches to Visit
Playa Sucia o Playuela is located steps from Cabo Rojo Lighthouse. It is a paradise of crystal clear water and white sand. To the left is a path that allows you to enjoy a beautiful view of the bay and the Caribbean Sea. On the right you will find the Cabo Rojo Lighthouse. Behind the beach there is a beautiful mangrove. Parking is limited and has no bathrooms.
Combate Beach is a very popular beach in Cabo Rojo. The water is crystal clear and very quiet. Being in western Puerto Rico this beach gives us a spectacular sunset. It has an extensive reef which makes it perfect for snorkeling and diving. It has several picnic areas serving to eat or rest from the sun and landing and parking facilities.
Buyé Beach is 2.6 miles away, Combate Beach is 4.3 miles away, La Playuela (better known as Plays Sucia) is located at the footsteps of the lighthouse is 6.4 miles away, Isla Ratones is a good spot for snorkeling.
Toro Verde Nature Adventure Park, Orocovis
Perfect for adrenaline junkies, there are eight mountain adventures and/or excursions. Each has launching and landing platforms and some are connected by narrow suspended bridges or zigzagging walkways.
Barrio Gato, Carr. 155, Km. 33, Orocovis
Telephone Number: 787-867-7020
Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo
World’s largest radio telescope and a fascinating visitors’ center
Carr. 625, Arecibo, Teléfono: 787-878-2612
Telephone Number: 787-878-2612
Rio Camuy Cave Park, Camuy
Is part of the most dramatic and massive system of caves from the occidental hemisphere. This subterranean treasure has an approximate extension of 300 acres. In Clara Cave, the principal cave, you can appreciate a real spectacle of subterranean views like high ceilings of crystalized stalactites, hundreds of stalagmites on the floor and impressive rock formations.
Carr. 129, Km 18.9, Camuy.
Telephone Number: 787-898-3100
Old San Juan
Stroll the narrow cobblestoned streets of historic Old San Juan, where more than 400 restored buildings dating back to Puerto Rico’s 16th and 17th century Spanish Colonial era give this neighborhood a sense of history and romance. Here you can find a wide variety of Top Notch Restaurants.
Castillo San Felipe del Morro, San Juan
This 16th century, six-level fortress at the northwestern tip of Old San Juan is a commanding presence on the city’s waterfront. Built to protect the harbor entrance, it rises 140 feet above the sea.
Telephone Number: 787-729-6777
Castillo San Cristobal, San Juan
Built between 1634 and 1890, this enormous stone fortress is the largest Spanish fortification in the New World. Explore its five structures connected by tunnels and dry moats.
Telephone Number: 787-729-6777
El Yunque Rainforest, Rio Grande
This magnificent 28,000-acre tropical rainforest is home to rushing streams, waterfalls and the pretty Balneario de Luquillo. Hike 13 well-marked trails, go bird watching and get to know the area’s geckos and green parrots.
Telephone Number: 787-888-1880