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Puerto Rico's West Region



Hundreds of miles of coastline make this a popular beach region, most of the island's top beaches are located in this region. This region is known for its diving and world famous surfing. This is the perfect place to stay if you like the ocean, water sports, and plenty of sunshine.

The west region consists of 21 cities, island and islets:

Popular Attractions
  1. Mayaguez Zoo, Mayaguez
  2. Boqueron Beach, Cabo Rojo
  3. Rincon Lighthouse. Rincon
  4. Guanica Dry Forest, Guanica
  5. La Parguera, Lajas

Did You Know?

Contrary to popular belief the Puerto Rican flag is not based on the American Flag, but the Cuban flag. Puerto Rico adopted the same flag design, which was unveiled in 1895. In 1952, the blue field was changed from a light blue to a darker blue, like the American flag.