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
The price is $72 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Balneario Boqueron, Tunel Guaniquilla, and Buye Beach. Refugio Nacional Cabo Rojo and ...
4.2/5Excellent! (773 reviews)
"Excellent"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Vistas de la Bahia
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
The price is $129 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Offering direct access to the beach, this Cabo Rojo hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Balneario Boqueron and 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from Tunel Guaniquilla. Buye Beach and ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (945 reviews)
"Excelente localización, precio bastante razonable. Lo único que no me gusto es que separe dos habitaciones de 6 personas cada uno, por lo que seria total de 12 personas, no me permitieron entrar mas de dos autos cuando en dos autos no caben 12 personas, aparte de que te cobran el parking aparte. ..."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Aquarius Vacation Club at Boqueron Beach Resort
Parador Boquemar
Parador Boquemar
2.5 out of 5
Carr. 101, Calle Gil Bouyet, Poblado Boqueron, Cabo Rojo, Cabo Rojo
Fully refundable
The price is $150 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Situated by the sea, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Balneario Boqueron and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Tunel Guaniquilla. Buye Beach and Cabo Rojo National Wildlife ...
3.5/5Good! (398 reviews)
"Awesome place to stay… feet away from beach and activities!!!"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Parador Boquemar
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.
Hacienda los Henriquez
Hacienda los Henriquez
3.5 out of 5
4 Calle Boquerón, Cabo Rojo, Cabo Rojo
Situated in Cabo Rojo, this vacation home is within 6 mi (10 km) of Club Deportivo Del Oeste, La Playita, and Isla de Ratones. Tunel Guaniquilla and Buye Beach ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
"Very nice, quite, close to the beach, great pool, we had a power outage but the property has a back up generator!"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2021

Hacienda los Henriquez
Breathtaking Beachfront 1 B/R Apartment, Cabo Rojo
Breathtaking Beachfront 1 B/R Apartment, Cabo Rojo
Cabo Rojo
Located in Cabo Rojo, this beachfront condo building is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Club Deportivo Del Oeste, La Playita, and Isla de Ratones. ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Exceptional, spectacular place to stay, love it!
"Recommended 100% We'll defiantly come back here next year, this place was the best location ever, the host was SUPER NICE, we regret not staying the whole 18 days of our vacation time in PR there, but now we know who to contact and were to go, we fall in love with this place and the location is perfect, ..."

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Breathtaking Beachfront 1 B/R Apartment, Cabo Rojo
Ocean Front, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Beautiful Condo With Spectacular Views
Ocean Front, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Beautiful Condo With Spectacular Views
Cabo Rojo
Situated on the beach, this romantic condo building is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Playa Moja Casabe and within 3 mi (5 km) of Combate Beach and Refugio Nacional Cabo ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (36 reviews)
"This place is beautiful n quiet u have to stay there the beach n restaurant is near by"

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Ocean Front, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Beautiful Condo With Spectacular Views
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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