Lares Vacations

Visit the attractions in Lares, located 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the west of Puerto Rico Island. A popular spot for visitors, Lares is approximately 18 miles (29 kilometers) from Eugenio Maria de Hostos Airport.

Many of Puerto Rico Island’s most interesting sights are located near to Lares, so it is a great place to base yourself while you are in town. Two attractions that should be on every visitor’s itinerary is the wonderful Rio Camuy Cave Park and the iconic Arecibo Observatory. Two more worthwhile attractions that are nearby Lares are Guilarte Forest and the La Torre de Piedra.

If you are looking for family fun, make a bee-line for the children’s attractions. Explore Mayaguez Zoo in Mayaguez, and learn about some of the most interesting creatures in the world.

If the sun is out, do what the locals do and appreciate the local natural destinations. Unwind and relax, play catch with the kids and catch some sunshine at nearby Jobos Beach in Isabela and Guajataca Beach in Quebradillas.

A number of Puerto Rico Island’s attractions are in Lares, including Plaza Colon in Mayaguez. Those with a passion for history will enjoy checking out Arecibo Lighthouse in Arecibo. See some places of worship such as the Church of Porta Coeli in San German. Admire the beautiful craftsmanship and get an appreciation of the role religion in Lares.

Lares has a long and proud sporting history. Rub shoulders with local fans at Montaner Stadium, Ponce, home to the Leones de Ponce baseball team in winter and the FC Leones soccer team in summer. After enjoying the game, follow local sports obsessives to the nearby pubs to either celebrate, or commiserate, depending on the score.

To make sure you get the most out of this fascinating part of the world, consider staying at one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. Make reservations for the Howard Johnson Downtown Mayaguez, the Costa Dorada Beach Resort & Villas, Isabela, or the Parador and Restaurant El Buen Café, Hatillo.

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