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Mayaguez

3.7
Zoos · Landmarks · Parks

Popular things to do in Mayaguez

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Landmark
Plaza Colon
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Zoo
Zoologico Dr. Juan A. Rivero
1.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Garden
Tropical Agriculture Research Station
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Neighborhood
Porta del Sol - West
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Mayagüez is the eighth-largest municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.). It was founded as Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, and is also known as La Sultana del Oeste (The Sultaness of the West), Ciudad de las Aguas Puras (City of Pure Waters), or Ciudad del Mangó (City of the Mango). On April 6, 1894, the Spanish crown gave it the formal title of Excelente Ciudad de Mayagüez (Excellent City of Mayaquez). Mayagüez is located in the center of the western coast on the island of Puerto Rico. It is a principal city of the Mayagüez Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Mayagüez–San Germán–Cabo Rojo Combined Statistical Area.HistoryThe Mayagüez Metro Area (and part of Añasco) lies today on two former Taíno Cacicazgos (chiefdoms): Yaguex and Yagüeca, a region noted for its record of colonial resistance (i.e., Urayoán and Legend of Diego Salcedo). The Tainos constituted the majority of the island's inhabitants at the time of contact with Europeans in 1493 and called it Borikén or Borinquen, which means: "the great land of the valiant and noble Lord" or "land of the great lords." Today, this appellation and its variations continue to designate the Island of Puerto Rico and its people. These Taínos came from South American branches of Arawakan speakers, more specifically from Venezuela, and lived in small villages, organized their society in clans and named their chiefs Cacique. They were farmers who domesticated crops as pineapples, cassava, and sweet potatoes supplemented by fish and seafood. Use our Puerto Rico trip planner to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Mayaguez.

Side trips from Mayaguez

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Specialty Museum
Parque de Bombas Ponce
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Garden
Finca El Girasol Guanica
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Water Park
Surf 'N Fun Water Park San German
4.1
Duration: 8 hours
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Waterfall
Salto Curet Waterfall Maricao
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Mayaguez

Monument
Christopher Columbus Statue
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Casino
Tropical Casino at Holiday Inn Nayaquez
3.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Island
Mona Island
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Park
Parque Del Litoral
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Mayaguez

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Park
Parque de Los Proceres
3.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Wildlife in Mayaguez

Scuba / Snorkeling
The Dive Shop Puerto Rico
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Mayaguez

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Church
Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

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