The city of Mayaguez is the capital of the west coast.  If you're looking for a central place to stay, Mayaguez offers various hotels and small inns near many restaurants and shops.  The historic district boasts one of the most active and elegant squares in Puerto Rico with cultural events throughout the year.  If you're visiting Puerto Rico during Christmas, you don't want to miss visiting Mayaguez for the most impressive lights, decorations, and festivities on the island.

🏨 Best Hotels & Resorts in Mayaguez

Tryp by Wyndham - Mayaguez - Best hotels to stay in Puerto RicoMayaguez attracts business travelers, and you'll find recognized American hotel chains at more affordable rates since the nearest beach is a 30-minute drive to Boqueron Beach.

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Top Tours in Mayaguez

The local tourism office near the square offers free walking tours of the historic district. Visit the office for more information.

See all tours on the west coast of Puerto Rico.

Main Attractions & Things to Do in Mayaguez

Mayaguez is really a home base to explore the west coast with a car rental.  The only attraction is the elegant historic square with shops, cafes and cultural events held throughout the year.  There are many restaurants in town, and one of the best bakeries in Puerto Rico for daily treats, fresh bread, and great sandwiches.

A short drive from the center of town you can enjoy the beaches and attractions of Rincon, Cabo Rojo, Gozalandia waterfalls, and historical landmarks of San German.  Don't miss the bioluminescent bay in Lajas, about a 45-minute drive from Mayaguez.

Pros & Cons of Staying in Mayaguez


Central location to explore nearby towns of Cabo Rojo and Rincon, Lajas.


Heavy traffic during commute time adds 15 -20 minutes in traffic.

Getting Around Mayaguez

You will need a car rental to get around.  The use of taxis will get expensive and not feasible for an enjoyable stay.