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Go Snorkeling with a Local Guide at Crash Boat Beach

Surfing, Sunsets, Snorkeling & Soul Searching Hikes

Aguadilla is a coastal municipality right at the northwest point of the island attracting tourists in the winter for its surfing beaches, scenic sunsets, and interesting places to explore on the west coast.  Many locals and surfers in the know will argue that Aguadilla rivals the more known surfing town of Rincon.  Aguadilla gained popularity after hosting the ISA World Championship in 1988

Aguadilla is home to the Rafael Hernandez Airport, an international airport welcoming visitors seeking a beach vacation on the laid-back towns of the west coast, offering cheap flights to and from Orlando and NYC area airports.  The airport is on the site of what used to be the U.S. military’s Ramey Air Force Base.   Aguadilla is the most commercialized municipality in the northwest region, with many local businesses, factories, a shopping mall, and one of the only two ice skating rings in the Caribbean.  The best places to stay to enjoy Aguadilla are in the nearby town of Isabela.

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Go Snorkeling in Aguadilla

  • Head to Crash Boat Beach when the waters are safe to snorkel under the pier, truly like a real aquarium teeming with fish.  These schools of fish love the attention of locals and visitors; they’re always hanging out under the pier.   We highly recommend a tour for your safety; you need a knowledgeable local who knows the water and conditions.  We are not trying to sell you a tour; we care about your safety.  Strong waves can come and surprise you, some spots at Crash Boat are safer to swim than others.  If you don’t want to book a tour, check out our snorkeling guide for more options.  See Crashboat Snorkeling tours below.
  • From late spring to early fall, you can go snorkeling at Peña Blanca, a gorgeous beach against a cliff with clear turquoise water.  Here, you can observe coral, sea fans, and possibly graceful sea turtles.

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Aguadilla is All About Beaches…

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Aguadilla’s beautiful coastline offers visitors a full week of beaches to explore at a relaxed pace.  The beaches can be easily missed by the distractions of congested Route 2, in order to find the enchantment of Aguadilla, one must wander through the narrow residential roads leading up to the coastline where beach lovers will find miles of beaches, with some secret spots worth being featured on a Pirates of the Caribbean scene.

To enjoy the beaches of Aguadilla, a car rental is a must; once off the highway, you’ll be immersed in an authentic, non-touristy town with gems to explore at the end of residential streets.  If you year for a more adventurous beach experience, take a 20-minute hike to Survival Beach for one the most breathtaking landscapes on the west coast.   If you prefer a more cultural scene, you can swim, snorkel, jump off the pier like locals and dine beachfront to the colors of the sunset at Crash Boat Beach.  

Take a Hike to Survival Beach & Tabletop

Survival Beach is the most breathtaking beach location in Aguadilla and the most exciting beach hike in Puerto Rico.  You’ll have to take a hike to get there, but the reward is worth the effort.   Coming down from the hike you’ll first arrive at Tabletop Beach, one of the best surfing beaches in Aguadilla.  Although these beaches are unsafe for swimming, the scenery is well worth the hike and deserves a full morning to enjoy all the beauty.

See the Ruins of Ponderosa Lighthouse

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Visit La Plaza (Square) – The Cultural Center of Aguadilla

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Just like all municipalities in Puerto Rico, the town has the traditional square (plaza), where locals gather to chat with friends, attend cultural events, and simply relax and take a break from shopping in the small shops surrounding the plaza.   Across the plaza is the Catholic church and Alcaldia (Mayor’s Office).  Puerto Rican history buffs visit Plaza de Recreo to see the statue of Rafael Hernandez (1892-1965), born in Aguadilla, the famous composer of “La Isla Preciosa“, considered the second national anthem to Puerto Ricans. 

Go Golfing at Punta Borinquen Golf & Country Club

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With 18 holes with beautiful ocean views in each one, you’ll want to take your time in this challenging course, often referred to as the best value in Puerto Rico.  The best time to play is in the morning, but if you’re a sunset lover, the afternoon is a magnificent time to play.   The course is very open, no view is blocked, but the wind gusts make the course very challenging.  Punta Borinquen Golf Course offers a driving range and practices green with reasonable fees.   The best time to play is during the morning, it rarely gets crowded, and the atmosphere is very relaxed.  The airport is next door, you’ll have planes flying over making it even more interesting during the game. Interesting facts: The course opened in 1940, built for the military of the Fort Ramey Base.  President Dwight D. Eisenhower played at this course. The course was designed by Fred Garbin.

  • Address: Golf Rd, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico 00603
  • Phone: +1 787-890-2987
  • For Hours, events, and more info: Visit their Facebook Page

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