Cabo Rojo

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Cabo Rojo Lighthouse
Discover one of the most scenic parts of Puerto Rico in the Cabo Rojo region, known for its striking landscapes and alluring, picturesque beaches.

Locals love the region of Cabo Rojo, the “Red Cape.” A spectacular coastline, seldom troubled by tourist crowds, surrounds a landscape of nature reserves and wildlife refuges. Meet the people who live here, known as Caborrojeños. You will be greeted with a welcome as warm as the Puerto Rican sun.

The municipality is home to the stunning Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge, which spreads across southwestern Puerto Rico. Follow over 12 miles (19 kilometers] of walking trails through forests and across the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats to see thousands of migratory birds and rare local species.

The refuge stretches down into the Morrillos Peninsula, with some of the most dramatic landscapes in Cabo Rojo. Climb the tower of Cabo Rojo Lighthouse, a still-active beacon from the 19th century, for views of an indented limestone landscape. Wander around the paths of the peninsula and photograph the Puente Natural, a picturesque natural stone bridge on the edge of the ocean.

Cabo Rojo features some of Puerto Rico’s best beaches. Playa Sucia, also known as La Playuela, is a picture-perfect cove beach with calm water and fine sand. Playa Buye, which stands near the historic rail landmark of Tunel Guaniquilla, and Playa Boqueron both offer family fun and watersports. Escape the crowds on the south side of peaceful Combate Beach, known for its warm, crystal clear waters.

Stay in the town center of Cabo Rojo to explore the sights. The Museo de los Proceres celebrates the region’s heritage. Relax in the Plaza Ramon Emeterio, an outdoor social space that frequently hosts musical events. Visit the Church of San Miguel Arcangel, an 18th-century church with a history linked to slave emancipation.

Drive to Cabo Rojo from Eugenio Maria de Hostos Airport in Mayagüez, which is about 14 miles (23 kilometers) away. Come to Cabo Rojo in winter to see the flocks of migratory birds that arrive in the wildlife refuge or stay in September to partake in the festival of the town’s patron saint.

Where to stay in Cabo Rojo

Vistas de la Bahia
Vistas de la Bahia
2.5 out of 5
PR-307 Km 7.4, Cabo Rojo, 00623
The price is $58 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Cabo Rojo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)
Good deal
"Not a bad place to spend a few nights."

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Aquarius Vacation Club at Boqueron Beach Resort
Aquarius Vacation Club at Boqueron Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
Carretera 101 Km 18.1, Acceso Balneario de Boqueron, Cabo Rojo, 00622
The price is $153 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Cabo Rojo. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,002 reviews)
"We stay during hurricane Fiona…really safe, clean."

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Boho Beach Club
Boho Beach Club
2 out of 5
Carr. 101 Km 18.1, Cabo Rojo, 00622
The price is $207 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30
Stay at this hotel in Cabo Rojo. Enjoy free parking, 2 outdoor pools, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (424 reviews)
"We arrived very early and staff was great and room was ready. Lights and shelving in bathroom area is not great but for a day or two stay, it was fine."

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cabo Rojo Villa with Stunning Sea View
Cabo Rojo Villa with Stunning Sea View
Cabo Rojo, Cabo Rojo
Stay at this family-friendly villa in Cabo Rojo. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Buye Beach and Tunel Guaniquilla are located ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Would stay again
"Great experience!"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

El Camper, carretera hacia Combate, Cabo Rojo
El Camper, carretera hacia Combate, Cabo Rojo
Cabo Rojo
Stay at this vacation home in Cabo Rojo. Enjoy free WiFi, private pools, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Balneario Boqueron and Cabo Rojo National Wildlife ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
"Muy cerca del poblado Boquerón, y de varios lugares interesantes. Lugar privado, cómodo y accesible."

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

Inside of Poblado, this brand new is for you!
Inside of Poblado, this brand new is for you!
Boquerón, Cabo Rojo
Stay at this apartment in Cabo Rojo. Enjoy WiFi, a TV, and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Balneario Boqueron and Tunel Guaniquilla are located nearby. Discover ...
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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