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MayaguezPuerto Rico

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

Top hotels in Mayaguez

Mayagüez Resort & Casino
Mayagüez Resort & Casino
3.5 out of 5
Route 104 km. 0.3, Algarobo Sector, Mayaguez
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £110 per night from 22 Dec to 23 Dec

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 ...

3.6/5Good! (834 reviews)

"Me encanto. Excelente lugar para pasarla en familia."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

Mayagüez Resort & Casino
Holiday Inn Mayaguez and Tropical Casino
Holiday Inn Mayaguez and Tropical Casino
3 out of 5
2701 Highway #2 Hostos Avenue, Mayaguez
The price is £94 per night from 17 Dec to 18 Dec

Situated in the shopping district, this hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus and 4 mi (6.4 km) from Mayaguez Zoo.

4.4/5Wonderful! (985 reviews)

"This place was excellent, from cleanest to service. The casino was great!"…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2020

Holiday Inn Mayaguez and Tropical Casino
Mayaguez Plaza Hotel, SureStay Collection by Best Western
Mayaguez Plaza Hotel, SureStay Collection by Best Western
3 out of 5
Calle Mendez Vigo 70 Este, Mayaguez Plaza/cathedral, Mayaguez
The price is £80 per night from 11 Dec to 12 Dec

Located in Cárcel, this hotel is steps away from Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria and Plaza Colon. University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus and Parque ...

3.9/5Good! (969 reviews)

"Everything was clean and staff was nice and diligent"…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2020

Mayaguez Plaza Hotel, SureStay Collection by Best Western
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Mayaguez

Boulevard 106
Boulevard 106
3 out of 5
Calle Alemañy #35, Apt 106, Esquina Arroyo Mestre, Mayaguez, Mayagüez
The price is £96 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec

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 106
Boulevard Park IV 206 - This Is It Puerto Rico
Boulevard Park IV 206 - This Is It Puerto Rico
35 Cll Alemañy, Mayaguez, Mayagüez
The price is £110 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec

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 Park IV 206 - This Is It Puerto Rico
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5 Calle Pilar Defilló, Mayaguez, Mayagüez
The price is £325 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec

Situated in Mayaguez, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Yaguez Theater, Plaza Colon and Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria. Tropical ...

West/relax/secure/food Drink Near/mayaguez
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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