Mayaguez

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 Mayaguez

Hotel Colonial
Hotel Colonial
2.5 out of 5
Calle Iglesia 14 Sur, Mayaguez
The price is $79 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 23
Located in Cárcel, this hotel is steps from Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria and Plaza Colon. Yaguez Theater and Tropical Agriculture Research Station ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (806 reviews)
"Clean and efficient. The room was small but you can see it in the pictures. The members of the staff were very nice and took great care of us."

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Hotel Colonial
Mayagüez Resort & Casino
Mayagüez Resort & Casino
3.5 out of 5
Route 104 km. 0.3, Algarobo Sector, Mayaguez
The price is $138 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
This family-friendly Mayaguez resort is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus, Tropical Agriculture Research ...
3.6/5 Good! (971 reviews)
"There"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Mayagüez Resort & Casino
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, Mayaguez
The price is $129 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Situated in a shopping district, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus and 3.4 mi (5.5 km) from Mayaguez Zoo.
4.5/5 Wonderful! (960 reviews)
"Nice"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2021

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.
Espacioso Acojedor y Moderno el Pueblo de Mayaguez
Espacioso Acojedor y Moderno el Pueblo de Mayaguez
Mayaguez, Mayagüez
The price is $65 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
Located in the heart of Mayaguez, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Yaguez Theater, Plaza Colon, and Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria. ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Clean
"Apartment was clean and walking distance to nice restaurants."

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Espacioso Acojedor y Moderno el Pueblo de Mayaguez
Boulevard 302
Boulevard 302
3 out of 5
Calle Alemañy #35, Apt 302, Esquina Arroyo Mestre, Mayaguez, Mayagüez
The price is $101 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 23
Located in Cárcel, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Plaza Colon, Yaguez Theater, and Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria. Tropical ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Súper bien!"

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

Boulevard 302
Boulevard 102
Boulevard 102
3 out of 5
Calle Alemañy #35, Apt 102, Esquina Arroyo Mestre, Mayaguez
The price is $94 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Located in Cárcel, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Plaza Colon, Yaguez Theater, and Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria. Tropical ...
Boulevard 102
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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