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Whether you’re planning a vacation to Aguadilla, or a day trip, there is no doubt that the city of Aguadilla is one of the most popular places to visit in Puerto Rico.
Aguadilla is a seaside city located on the western coast of Puerto Rico and it's one of the best beach vacation destinations in Puerto Rico.
In fact, Aguadilla boasts stunning beaches and weather that it isn't surprising why Aguadilla is one of the top vacation spots in the Caribbean for a fun packed beach vacation!
Beach activities and water sports are, undoubtedly, two of the most popular things to do in Aguadilla, though they’re not the only thing to do there since Aguadilla is home to many interesting places to visit like lighthouses and parks. Find below more details on places to visit and top things to do in Aguadilla Puerto Rico:
Water sports and water activities such as surfing, fishing trips, jet skiing, kayaking, snorkeling, diving and banana boat rides are popular things to do in Aguadilla Puerto Rico; and the good news is that there are plenty of reputable tour operators to choose from.
Aguadilla Adventure Tours in Aguadilla and West Paradise Water Sports are two good places in Aguadilla where you can enjoy jet skiing, kayaking and banana boat rides.
Diving & Snorkeling
If you’re looking for diving schools, snorkeling and diving tours, there are many good dive shops, and literary hundreds of rental shops to choose from in Aguadilla such as ‘El Rincon’ Surf Shop, Acquatica, and Villa Montana Beach Resort.
As far as diving schools is concerned, there are handful to choose from. They include:
-La Cueva Submarina in Jobos Beach (20 minutes drive northeast Aguadilla)
-Puerto Rico Technical Diving Center (10 minutes drive north of Aguadilla)
-Taino Divers in Rincon (just 20 minutes drive south of Aguadilla)
All of the three diving shops mentioned above are good dive shops where not only you can rent scuba diving gear, but also get diving classes and lessons from PADI certified trainers.
If you’re looking for charter rental, Taino Divers is one good place to charter a boat for a scuba diving and fishing trip.
The western coast of Puerto Rico is known as the surfing mecca of the island, so as you can imagine surfing is another of the popular things to do in Aguadilla Puerto Rico.
If you do plan on surfing in Aguadilla, you’ll get the best consistent waves between October and April, which is when the surfing season in Puerto Rico actually kicks in.
The best places to find good surfing spots are located along the northwestern coast of Puerto Rico and include:
-Crashboat Beach and Wilderness Beach in Aguadilla
-Surfer Beach in Punta Borinquen
-Jobos Beach and Shacks Beach located between Aguacate and Isabela.
Sightseeing is another popular thing to do in Aguadilla PR, and you’ll be glad to know that Aguadilla boasts many fun and interesting places to visit such as:
Parque de Colon
Visiting Parque de Colon (Columbus Park) is one of the things to do in Aguadilla Puerto Rico as it boasts a memorial to Columbus.
Columbus Park is also a popular place to visit in Aguadilla with kids since it also boasts a nice kid’s playing area complete with a rideable miniature railroad. Columbus Park is located 20 minutes walk south of the Aguadilla downtown area.
Parque Las Cascadas
If you’re looking for more fun things to do in Aguadilla Puerto Rico, be sure to add Parque (park) Las Cascadas to your list of places to visit in Aguadilla.
Parque Las Cascadas is located adjacent Luis Canena Marquez Estado(stadium), and it’s home to the Cascadas Waterpark which boasts many fun water rides, kid’s play areas and toboggans.
Aguadilla Tourist Center
If you’re visiting Aguadilla for the first time, be sure to pass by Aguadilla tourist center in the Town Hall to grab info on Aguadilla events, free maps, etc.
A.I.S.A. is Aguadilla’s ice skating arena and another place to add to your list of fun things to do in Aguadilla Puerto Rico.
You can enjoy ice skating and arcade games at A.I.S.A. anytime as it opens all year around. By the way, A.I.S.A. is located on the way to Columbus Park, just past Yumet Avenue.
El Merendero Point
El Merendero is without a doubt, one of the most popular spots to visit in Aguadilla, especially for a romantic evening catching a sunset.
El Merendero is also one of the best vantage points in Aguadilla as it offers great views of the city and stunning views of Aguadilla Bay.
Punta Borinquen isn’t located in Aguadilla, though it’s worth passing by if you’re not pushed for time.
Punta Borinquen is located about an hour’s drive from Aguadilla but it’s worth the trip since not only you will get to see the ruins of the former Punta Borinquen lighthouse, but also enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Street shopping is a popular pastime in Aguadilla, and visiting a farmer’s market is one the popular things to do in Aguadilla Puerto Rico.
One of the most popular farmer’s markets is called ‘La Tierra Prometida’ where you will be able to buy inexpensive local produce, sample tasty baked goods and mingle with the locals.
Aguadilla also boasts a large shopping center, though the best souvenir shopping in Aguadilla is done on the smaller shops such as Tienda Sesto, which sells goods such as clothes, leather bags, hats, and many more items ideal for gift shopping.
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