Mayagüez

Travel Guide
Plaza Colon
Take a city break to this lively municipality in western Puerto Rico that offers a wide selection of attractions in a friendly city center.

Mayagüez is the third-largest city in Puerto Rico. It packs in several attractions for anyone visiting the island’s western coast. See shows in charming theaters, relax in European-style plazas and wander around American-influenced malls in a welcoming city with an international feel.

Marvel at the city’s remarkable recovery. Most of Mayagüez was destroyed in an earthquake in 1918, so the city stands today as a relatively modern development, emerging from that disaster.

Relax in Plaza de Colon for a sense of the city’s atmosphere and charm. This social hub features the Christopher Columbus Statue that commemorates the explorer’s arrival to western Puerto Rico.

One side of the plaza is dominated by the stunning Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, an impressive pastel yellow church that was built in the 18th century. Head to the other side of the square to discover another of the town’s highlights, the Teatro Yaguez. Watch a range of performing arts shows in this gorgeous Baroque-style venue, which was built in 1909.

Meet both cute and fearsome animals in Mayagüez Zoo, the island’s only zoo. The zoo is divided into displays from the savannah and the forests of Africa. Explore a bird sanctuary and a butterfly house in this expansive attraction.

Relax in the gardens of the Tropical Agriculture Research Station, where exotic trees grow on the grounds. Wander through bamboo plantations or gaze up at tropical fruit trees in this spacious arboretum area.

The Mayagüez Mall is a popular spot with locals. Browse a huge number of shops and dine in restaurants serving Puerto Rican dishes and American classics.

Fly into Eugenio Maria de Hostos Airport in Mayagüez from San Juan or drive to the town in about 2.5 hours. Visit in spring, between March and June, to enjoy warm days without the crowds of winter. Many of the attractions in the city are close together and can be visited while walking around the center.

Where to stay in Mayagüez

Hotel Colonial
Hotel Colonial
2 out of 5
Calle Iglesia 14 Sur, Mayagüez, 00680
The price is $87 per night from Feb 26 to Feb 27
$87
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27
Stay at this hotel in Mayagüez. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking in our ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,028 reviews)
"Muy buena opción en el mismo casco urbano de Mayagüez"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Hotel Colonial
Tryp by Wyndham Mayaguez
Tryp by Wyndham Mayaguez
2.5 out of 5
11 CALLE SANTIAGO RIERA PALMER, Mayagüez, 680
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The price is $132 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
$132
per night
Feb 5 - Feb 6
Stay at this hotel in Mayagüez. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Yaguez Theater and Christopher Columbus Statue are ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (81 reviews)
Nice place
"Great"

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2023

Tryp by Wyndham Mayaguez
Holiday Inn Mayaguez and Tropical Casino, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Mayaguez and Tropical Casino, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2701 Highway #2 Hostos Avenue, Mayagüez, 00680
The price is $159 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
$159
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Mayagüez. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a casino. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,034 reviews)
"El hotel muy bueno y limpio pero la comida no la recomiendo."

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Holiday Inn Mayaguez and Tropical Casino, an IHG Hotel
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.
Boulevard 102
Boulevard 102
3 out of 5
Calle Alemañy #35, Apt 102, Esquina Arroyo Mestre, Mayagüez, 680
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Mayagüez. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Yaguez Theater and Catedral de Nuestra Senora ...
3.8/5 Good! (6 reviews)
"Perfect location , close to everywhere"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Boulevard 102
Boulevard 202
Boulevard 202
3 out of 5
Calle Alemañy #35, Apt 202, Esquina Arroyo Mestre, Mayagüez, Mayagüez, 00680
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Mayagüez. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Yaguez Theater and Christopher Columbus Statue ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3 reviews)
"Buena"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Boulevard 202
Boulevard 407
Boulevard 407
3 out of 5
Calle Alemañy #35, Apt 407, Esquina Arroyo Mestre, Mayagüez, 680
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Mayagüez. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Yaguez Theater and Christopher Columbus Statue ...
3/5 (4 reviews)
"Esteticamente hablando, todo muy lindo. Pero en cuanto a cuidados y limpieza, el baño apestaba y el zafacón tenía basura al parecer de los inquilinos anteriores, el aire acondicionado no enfriaba casi y tras que no enfriaba botaba mucha agua, tuvimos que poner toallas para poder dormir tranquilos. ..."

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Boulevard 407
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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