Cabo Rojo offers more than beaches, here you can walk into a nature reserve where you’ll find the most scenic beach location in Puerto Rico, the elegant Los Morrillos lighthouse sitting atop limestone cliffs with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. The Cabo Rojo Wildlife Refuge offers trails hiking and bicycling trails, a great way to connect with family, nature and stay active. A short drive from Cabo Rojo, you can enjoy the additional attractions and things to do in the neighboring towns of Lajas, Guanica, San German and just up north you can enjoy the best surfing beaches in the Caribbean in the towns of Rincon, Aguadilla and Isabela.
Beaches of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Cabo Rojo is located on the very corner of the south west of Puerto Rico blessing this town with miles of coastline. Here you can spend full days under the sun at a Blue Flag Beach of Boqueron and La Playuela / Playa Sucia which has voted by travelers as one of the best in the Caribbean. More about the beaches of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Los Morillos Lighthouse
Faro Los Morrillos, a functional lighthouse with impressive sights. The lighthouse is inside the Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge offering visitors a full day’s worth of activities and sights to explore. More about Cabo Rojo lighthouse – Los Morrillos.
Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge
A wonderful place that’s still considered a secret escape for nature lovers giving visitors a variety of outdoor activities the entire family can enjoy. Locals adore these trails for jogging, walking and bicycling, however you’ll never find crowds. “This wildlife refuge is considered the most important stopover for migratory birds in all of the Caribbean.” Here you can observe a variety of habitats, a very educational experience for school age children and there’s more….
Las Salinas / The Salt Flats
This attraction is surely worth a stop, the scenery is beautiful and an educational opportunity to see how salt is collected. Las Salinas has been functioning since 1525 and it’s a great educational attraction for tourists, students and the general public. Tours available. More about Las Salinas in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.
Natural Arch of Cabo Rojo
One of our favorite secret places for years, is now one of the most photographed scenic spots in Puerto Rico. A spot worthy of a postcard or a romantic set on Pirates of the Caribbean. Many call it El Puente Natural, Puente Natural de Piedra and in English “The Natural Bridge”. The other side goes no where so in reality is an arch, no matter what you call it, it’s gorgeous and worth the trip. A magnificent natural work of art right on the southwest corner of Puerto Rico. More about El Puente Natural, Cabo Rojo, PR.
Boqueron State Forest
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Refuge established in 1974, maintains 587 acres of subtropical dry forest. Here you can enjoy hiking, bird watching and learning about the flora and natural resources. Boqueron State Forest, offers some of the most breathtaking scenery on the island. Various tours available for tourists, school groups and the general public.
Isla Ratones is a little gem in Cabo Rojo just off the coast of Joyuda. Spend the day swimming on clear waters, snorkeling and getting the perfect tan. After a fun day, stay in Joyuda for fresh fish dinner with a sunset view. You can get to the island on a short boat ride from Joyuda with local charter. More about Isla Ratones, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Punta Guaniquilla Reserva Natural / Guaniquilla Nature Reserve
This is one special place, one of the gems in Puerto Rico unlike any other on the island. If you love to hike and experience of “getting away”, this is one place you don’t want to miss. Walk along the coastline, mangrove forests, narrow wooden trails, small beach coves, with the reward of the awe-inspiring sights of Laguna Guaniquilla at the end of the trail. Visiting guide coming soon.
A beautiful place indeed, Schoenstatt translates to “beautiful place”, and this sanctuary is nestled on a scenic peaceful hillside overlooking the Caribbean Sea. This sanctuary is a replica of the Church of the Apostolic Movement of Schoenstatt in Germany. Catholic or not, we think you’ll enjoy visiting this inspiring site.
“La Plaza” Plaza Ramon Emeterio Betances
Wonderful memories are made in “La Plaza”. The simplicity of life, innocence and friendship can be seen at the center of the city of Cabo Rojo. If you are a visitor, come to the Plaza in the evening, have a cup of coffee and mallorca. Throughout the year you can enjoy a variety of live musical and artistic events. More about the plaza of Cabo Rojo, PR.
Great Day Trips & Excursions from Cabo Rojo
Isla de Mona – The Galapagos of the Caribbean
This uninhabited island is a nature reserve offering amazing scuba diving, snorkeling, caving and camping experiences. Swim on secluded beaches and have the most unforgettable stargazing memories. More about Mona Island, Puerto Rico
Cabo Rojo’s location is perfect for enjoying all the wonderful attractions and things to do on the west coast of Puerto Rico.
A few places we think you’ll enjoy:
- Gilligan’s Island
- La Parguera Nature Reserve – Mata La Gata
- Porta Coeli Church – San German
- Zoo in Mayaguez
Sources: Cabo Rojo Wildlife Refuge