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8 Fun Things To See and Do in La Parguera, Puerto Rico

The colors of La Parguera | © Ricardo Mangual / Flickr

Kris Pethick

25 April 2018

In southwestern Puerto Rico, near Lajas, is the quaint little village of La Parguera. In a few waterfront blocks you can sip mojitos, munch on a pincho, and shop for colorful souvenirs. Do not limit your excursion to the malecón (boardwalk), because just a few steps away you will find jovial bars and restaurants with drinks specials and amazing food. La Parguera is also a nature-lover’s paradise with ample opportunities for snorkeling, diving, hiking, birdwatching, biking, and so much more.

Parguera Fishing Charters

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Captain Mickey loves introducing young people to deep-sea fishing | © Kristine Pethick / Flickr

Until you experience deep-sea fishing for yourself, you won’t understand the excitement of pulling in that big ocean fish, and Captain Mickey of Mareja Parguera Fishing Charters provides one of the best experiences on the island. Your first thrill will be going out on his boat so far that you can barely see land. Just watching the waves for miles and miles is an exhilarating experience. As his first mate works diligently to get the poles ready and help find some fish, you can relax and smile and have some snacks. As the fish hit, you take turns pulling them in. They will clean them for you when you return, and if you can’t use them all yourself, they keep them and share them with family and friends.

Paradise SCUBA & Snorkeling

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Sea turtle at Maho Bay, St. John, United States Virgin Islands | © SNORKELINGDIVES.COM / Flickr

La Parguera in Lajas is a phenomenal destination for all things nature-related. There are mangrove reserves, nature reserves, and a bioluminescent bay, all of which combine for wonderful snorkeling and SCUBA. The Wall Dive is a favorite for SCUBA fans, where you will see brilliant marine life in a myriad of colors. Another favorite is the Bio Bay tour, where you can snorkel or swim as the dinoflagellates light up around you. Paradise also provides SCUBA certification.

La Playita Rosada

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La Parguera in Lajas has incredible natural attractions, from mangrove reserves to sea turtles to a bioluminescent bay, and the waters are beautiful, but it is not blessed with the pristine beaches found in other parts of Puerto Rico. That did not stop this little community: they put up a deck around an area of water, added netting that goes to the sea floor so nothing big can get in, and created an ocean pool. This is an amazing place to take your family and enjoy some fun in the sun.

La Parguera Malecón

Food Kiosk, Caribbean, American, Seafood

Street food at La Parguera | © Kristine Pethick / Flickr

When the opportunity presented itself, the neighborhood of La Parguera jumped at the chance to revitalize and revamp the center of their town into a celebratory destination for locals and tourists alike to enjoy. The boardwalk, or malecón, is hopping on the weekends and is an great place for food, drink, music, laughter, and friendship. Oh, and shopping, too.

Moon’s Bar and Tapas

Bar, Restaurant, Healthy, Seafood, Caribbean, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, $$$

The grouper ceviche with root vegetables at Moon’s is colorful and delicious | © Kristine Pethick / Flickr

Just a block off of the boardwalk is the extraordinary treat called Moon’s. They have very comfortable covered outdoor seating and plenty of fans to keep you cool on those hot days. All of their ingredients are fresh and they buy locally whenever possible. Try the ceviche with root vegetable chips and a plate of their setas con chorizo y tres quesos y pesto, mushrooms stuffed with chorizo sausage and three kinds of cheese, all topped with a dab of pesto. Try to save some room for the stuffed grouper and any of the other tantalizing entrées.

Los Morrillos Lighthouse

Building, Hiking Trail, Natural Feature

Los Morrillos Lighthouse in Cabo Rojo | © fortherock / Flickr

A scenic 45-minute drive west will take you to the lighthouse in Cabo Rojo. The Cabo Rojo Lighthouse, which dates back to 1881, is called Faro Los Morrillosin Spanish and is still in use today as it helps ships through the Isla de Mona Passage. There is a short drive down a rather bumpy dirt road, but take your time and you will be fine. They have a trolley that runs from the parking lot up to the lighthouse, and there is also a paved path that you can walk up. It is in full sun, so make sure to dress appropriately, wear a hat and sunscreen, and bring water. Inside the lighthouse is a museum with displays explaining the history of the building. It is also a great place for a wedding, and you can take amazing photos from the clifftops.

Playa Sucia, Cabo Rojo

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View of Playa Sucia from the Cabo Rojo Lighthouse | © Jorge Gonzalez / Flickr

Remote, rustic and very scenic, La Playuelamore commonly known as Playa Sucia, can be a challenge to get to as you drive down dirt roads through the Salt Flats and the wildlife refuge, but it is worth every bump and pothole when you get there. The waters are very blue and there are trees along the beach where you can find a shady spot. Take a walk to the other side of the bay and hike to the top of the cliffs where you can walk out onto the natural bridge for some incredible photo opportunities. On low-season weekdays you may have the entire beach to yourself; the crowds are bigger on weekends and during spring break. When vendors come to the beach you can buy parcha, coco, or piña helado, or a freshly made mojito.It is very rustic, with no picnic tables, benches, or restrooms. There are trash receptacles at the start of the trail to the beach, so bring some bags and clean up after yourself. There are no fees for parking or entry.

Fiesta San Pedro La Parguera

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Festivals in Puerto Rico are celebrations of color | © Oscar Rohena / Flickr

Every municipality in Puerto Rico has a patron saint, and San Pedro is the patron saint of La Parguera. On the last weekend in June they have a festival to celebrate San Pedro and thank him for watching over their community and bringing success to the fishers of the area. There is music and food and drinks throughout the weekend, and on Sunday the big event is the boat parade, when dozens of colorful boats float through the waters of La Parguera. This annual homage is nearly seven decades old, and is not only a fun event, but is educational as well.

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Top Rated La Parguera Bioluminescent Bay Tour

La Parguera, is a fishing village in the town of Lajas along the southwest coast of Puerto Rico.  The greatest attraction in La Parguera is La Parguera Nature Reserve, one of the best places to visit for those wishing to get away from crowds and enjoy exploring keys and cays under the sun and doing water activities in the clearest water on the southern coast.  Visitors come to La Parguera to enjoy the simplicity of a coastal town where nature takes center stage.  The great fond memories we hold of La Parguera growing up, we can re-live today.

La Parguera is an eco-tourism destination you may not find highlighted in popular travel books.   You won’t find fancy hotels or resorts here, but a few charming small inns where you’ll come in as a guest and leave as a friend.

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Back in the 1940s, there were only a handful of homes owned by fishermen and their families.  Today there are various private marinas and new residential communities making La Parguera very appealing to retirees or those seeking a vacation / second home location.  This seaside fishing village has managed to retain the casual, low-key ambiance with the warmth and charm that makes the west coast of the island our favorite destination in Puerto Rico.

Don’t Miss the Magical Bioluminescent Waters of La Parguera

Experience the magic of the Bioluminescent Bays, there are two in La Parguera.  In addition to the magical wonder on the water, visitors will enjoy fewer crowds than Laguna Grande in Fajardo and a full day of activities in Lajas and nearby towns.  See tours below or learn more about the bioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico.

Top Rated Lajas Bioluminescent Bay Tours

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The Cays of La Parguera Nature Reserve 

La Parguera Nature Reserve is located at La Parguera, a fishing seafront village on the town of Lajas on the west coast of the island (Porta del Sol).   La Parguera Nature Reserve is one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in Puerto Rico; characterized by one of the most extensive and well-developed coral reefs on the island.  The reserve was created to protect all these natural treasures and it’s currently managed by DRNA. You can easily spend a whole day and extend your stay for a week in order to enjoy all the natural attractions and things to do in La Parguera Nature Reserve.

La Parguera Nature Reserve is made up of about 30 cays and islets, where you can spend the day island hopping, and snorkeling.   Mata La Gata is the only cay with a “beach”.  Caracoles is a popular spot for swimming.

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More Natural Activities in La Parguera, Lajas

Dolphins, manatees, and turtles love these waters, so count on having an interesting underwater experience.  Here you can observe mangrove forests, red and white mangroves are the most prevalent species here.

Explore the salt marshes, cays, islets, and seagrass beds, home to schools of tiny tropical fish who love to play.

Go scuba diving at the famous La Pared (The Wall) La Pared (the wall), offering about 20 miles of excellent scuba diving with exceptional coral reefs, observe various mangrove communities, spend the day relaxing and swimming on a secluded cay, and picnic completely surrounded by the Caribbean Sea.  Eco travelers will enjoy kayaking through the mangrove channels by day and seeing the magic of the bioluminescent bay on a moonless night.

Take PR 304 all the way south, it ends at La Parguera. When you hit the seafront, make a left where you’ll see the main parking lot.  There you’ll see signs for water taxis. If you need any information, your best source is friendly local owners of nearby hotels and restaurants.

To make the best of your time and see the best of La Parguera without worrying about the details, we recommend you book a tour the first time you visit, you’ll have such a wonderful time, you’ll want to come back and explore more of La Parguera and the west coast on your own.

Tours & Water Taxis
  • Johnny’s Boats – (787) 460-8922
  • West Divers – (787) 899-3223 / (787) 899-4171
  • Paradise Scuba & Snorkeling Center – (787)-899-7611
  • Parguera Fishing Charters – (787) 382-4698
  • Mahi – Mahi Tours and Fishing Charters – (787) 642-2587/ (787) 642-2627

Visiting La Parguera on your Own

The town of Lajas is south of San German on Rt 101.  You may rent a small boat to explore on your own or hire a water taxi to take you.  As always, we encourage you to rent a car in order to experience the best of Puerto Rico.  The west coast of Puerto Rico is perfect for those wishing to purchase a vacation home. There’s much to do on the west coast, with great quality of life and affordable living, the best region in Puerto Rico to invest in a vacation property.

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Posada Del Mar

Posada Del Mar is located an 11-minute walk from Cayo Caracoles and within 3. 4 km from Bahia Fosforessente.

A 10-minute walk to the center of La Parguera. Alternatively, Dorado is a 75-minute drive from the hotel. The hotel is also located a short drive from Playita Rosada.

Private bathrooms are also provided.

Restaurant «Yolanda’s Bar & Grill» offers a wide selection of dishes and is located at a distance of 550 meters from this hotel. This guest house is located 47 minutes by car from Eugenio Maria de Ostos Airport.

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  • Outdoor Dining
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  • Smoking on the territory is prohibited
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  • Pets are not allowed

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  • Accommodation in Posada Del Mar will cost $110 minimum.

  • Posada Del Mar is located about 1 km from the center of La Parguera.

  • Eugenio Maria de Ostos Airport is located 40 km from Posada Del Mar La Parghera.

  • Yes, Yolanda’s Bar & Grill and El Turrumote are within an 8 minute walk of Posada Del Mar.

  • Posada Del Mar La Parghera offers a garden and a terrace.

  • No, pets are not allowed at Posada Del Mar. Please contact the hotel for details.

  • Yes, free cancellation at Posada Del Mar La Parghera. Please contact the hotel directly for detailed booking conditions.

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  • WiFi 4
  • TV 3
  • Parking 5
  • Restaurant 2
  • Bar 3
  • Pool 3
  • Bath/Shower 4
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Attractions La Parguera

La Parguera BioBay 0. 68 km.

Porta Coeli Religious Art Museum 12 km.

Guanica Dry Forest Reserve 18 km.

Monte del Estado Ecological Park 20 km.

Hacienda Buena Vista 45 km.

Museo de Art de Ponce 46 km.

La Parghera Airports

Eugenio Maria de Hostos Airport 33 km.

Mercedita Airport 51 km.

Rafael Hernández Airport 58 km.

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La Jamaca

La Parguera, Puerto Rico



103 reviews

Free Wi-Fi
Free private parking

This hotel is located in southwest Puerto Rico. It features an outdoor swimming pool, a snack bar, a garden with sun terraces and free Wi-Fi throughout.

Carretera 304, Reparto Laborde, Colinas La Parguera, 00667 La Parguera, Puerto Rico

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7 350 per night

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Parguera Plaza Hotel

La Parguera, Puerto Rico


Very well

60 reviews

Free Wi-Fi
Free private parking

Parguera Plaza Hotel in La Parguera features an outdoor swimming pool, terrace, bar, shared lounge and pizza restaurant. The rooms come with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV, bed linen and towels.

La Parguera Street 304 Km 3. 2, 00667 La Parguera, Puerto Rico

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7 480 per night

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Casa Bonita Inn
Mini Hotel

La Parguera, Puerto Rico



2 reviews

Free Wi-Fi
Free private parking

Casa Bonita is located in La Parguera. It offers air-conditioned rooms. It offers a terrace, free WiFi and free private parking.

urb ocean view calle 3 b17, 00667 La Parguera, Puerto Rico

7 990 per night

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Turtle Bay Inn

La Parguera, Puerto Rico



53 reviews

Free Wi-Fi
Free private parking

Less than 500 meters from the Caribbean Sea, this eco-friendly bed and breakfast is located in Lajas, opposite Mageyes Island in La Parguera.

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