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Cabo RojoPuerto Rico

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

Mid- Morning after Hurricane María 2017.
Keeping the Faith.

Joyuda

While Joyuda might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Isla de Ratones and Club Deportivo Del Oeste.

Joyuda

Top Hotels in Cabo Rojo

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Mi Casa by 7 Beaches
Mi Casa by 7 Beaches
2.5 out of 5
Carretera 102 @ KM 18.5, fork in Rd Bear, Right Parabueyón Rd to mailbox 180D, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
The price is $65 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Situated in Cabo Rojo, this golf apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Club Deportivo Del Oeste, Isla de Ratones, and La Playita. Buye Beach and Playa ...

3.5/5Good! (23 reviews)

"If you are looking for a place just to sleep... this is the place. Hot water, comfort bed, and a great natural air. A/C not needed. Recomended 100%."…"

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2018

Mi Casa by 7 Beaches
Hacienda Tres Casitas
Hacienda Tres Casitas
3 out of 5
Carr. 310, Km 0.8 Barrio Las Quebradas, Monte Grande, Cabo Rojo
The price is $111 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

Situated in the mountains, this guesthouse is within 6 mi (10 km) of Universidad Interamericana, Catedral de San German de Auxerre, and Church of Porta Coeli. ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (45 reviews)

"very clean and a very very nice experience the owners were great host breakfast was awesome"…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Hacienda Tres Casitas
Luichy's Guest House
Luichy's Guest House
2.5 out of 5
Carretera 3301 Km 2.9, Playa Combate, Cabo Rojo
The price is $120 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Nestled on the beach, this Cabo Rojo guesthouse is within 3 mi (5 km) of Combate Beach and Refugio Nacional Cabo Rojo. Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (127 reviews)
Super

"Tremendo lugar y el servicio es excelente."…"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Luichy's Guest House

Vacation Rentals in Cabo Rojo

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Mi Casa by 7 Beaches
Mi Casa by 7 Beaches
2.5 out of 5
Carretera 102 @ KM 18.5, fork in Rd Bear, Right Parabueyón Rd to mailbox 180D, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
The price is $65 per night from Sep 30 to Oct 1

Situated in Cabo Rojo, this golf apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Club Deportivo Del Oeste, Isla de Ratones, and La Playita. Buye Beach and Playa ...

3.5/5Good! (23 reviews)

"If you are looking for a place just to sleep... this is the place. Hot water, comfort bed, and a great natural air. A/C not needed. Recomended 100%."…"

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2018

Mi Casa by 7 Beaches
El Pelícano Tropical-rustic Houseboat
El Pelícano Tropical-rustic Houseboat
Cabo Rojo

This family-friendly Cabo Rojo houseboat is located by the ocean, within 3 mi (5 km) of La Playita and Club Deportivo Del Oeste. Buye Beach and Playa Azul are ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Very unique. Clean and well appointed. Great views. Beautiful breezes

"If you are looking for a true getaway and be remote this works. Simple houseboats but all you need. Alejandro very responsive and helpful"…"

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

El Pelícano Tropical-rustic Houseboat
El Camper, Carretera Hacia Combate, Cabo Rojo
El Camper, Carretera Hacia Combate, Cabo Rojo
Cabo Rojo

Situated by the ocean, this vacation home is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Refugio Nacional Cabo Rojo and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge. Combate ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Private RV, away from crowded areas.

"If you are looking for a private getaway, away from crowded areas but close to the best beaches of the southwest, this is your place. Luxury RV with all amenities. We really like this place and kids are looking forward for our return."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

El Camper, Carretera Hacia Combate, Cabo Rojo

Popular places to visit in Cabo Rojo

Combate Beach
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Combate Beach

4.5/5(175 reviews)

Discover both sides of a stunning Puerto Rico beach that promises a laid-back party atmosphere at one end and tranquil, tropical seclusion at the other. 

Playa Sucia
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Playa Sucia

4.5/5(156 reviews)

In southwestern Puerto Rico lies a picture-perfect beach that is sheltered in a natural cove and untouched by human development.

Cabo Rojo Lighthouse
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Cabo Rojo Lighthouse

4.5/5(195 reviews)

Marvel at a historic lighthouse on the southwestern tip of Puerto Rico, where the still-working tower offers spectacular views of the Morrillos Peninsula.

Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge
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Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge

4.5/5(32 reviews)

Experience the diverse wildlife of Puerto Rico in a stunning refuge that features dramatic limestone cliffs, serene salt flats and gorgeous Caribbean beaches.

Corozo Salt Flats
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Corozo Salt Flats

4.5/5(24 reviews)

Marvel at the alien landscapes of bright white salt mounds, striking red lagoons and brilliant green mangroves in Cabo Rojo’s haven for migratory birds.

Tunel Guaniquilla
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Tunel Guaniquilla

4.5/5(10 reviews)

Follow this photogenic old rail route, which cuts through the hillside in a stone tunnel and ultimately leads to a secluded beach. 

Top things to do in Cabo Rojo

La Parguera Glowing BioBay Boat Tour from San Juan
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La Parguera Glowing BioBay Boat Tour from San Juan

$199
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Swim at La Parguera Bio Bay Boat Tour from San Juan
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Swim at La Parguera Bio Bay Boat Tour from San Juan

$175
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Rincon Snorkeling Adventure
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Rincon Snorkeling Adventure

$50
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Underwater Power Snorkel Safari
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Underwater Power Snorkel Safari

$70
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Discover Scuba Diving for Beginners
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Discover Scuba Diving for Beginners

$125
Per adult
Guided Coral Reef Scuba Tour / 1 tank
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Guided Coral Reef Scuba Tour / 1 tank

$60
Per adult

Reviews of Cabo Rojo

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5/5 - Excellent

Marcia

Jan 30, 2020

Best shower, best coffee, and best breakfast we had in Puerto Rico. I look forward to the opportunity to return.

5/5 - Excellent

NancyP

Dec 28, 2019

beautiful beach and places to eat with music

5/5 - Excellent

JORGE

Oct 31, 2019

Beautiful place to visit with beautiful beaches.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 14, 2019

Cabo rojo was nice thsnks expedia for resolving this problem my stay at the Boho beach club was excelent thank you Vicky foe helping

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 18, 2019

The people are relaxed and friendly.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 31, 2019

Went to Faro Los Morillos excellent view. Salt flats also.

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