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Whether you're dreaming about spectacular surfing waves, the perfect sunbathing beach, or a challenging golf course Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico offers the active traveler a tremendous array of opportunities. Surfing and golf compete with tennis, fishing, kayaking, SCUBA diving, and horseback riding, not to mention windsurfing and parasailing, for your active time.

 

Our perpetual summer weather begs you to enjoy the sport of your choice!

 

Puerto Rico is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and its hundreds of miles of coastline harbor an almost endless selection for the beach connoisseur. Cabo Rojo, being in the southwest corner of Puerto Rico, enjoys a variety of beaches in every size, color, and form, to surpass the expectations of the most demanding beach-goers.

 

If it is something that can be done outdoors in our eternal summer weather, you can bet someone is doing it in Cabo Rojo!

 

Whatever your favorite water sport is, you can do it better on the tropical waters of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.

 

See below some of the beaches to visit in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico and some of the water sports to enjoy:

 

El Combate Beach (Playa El Combate)

Place: Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

 

Mojacasabe Year-round Tourist Center is located in the Combate Beach, a most favorite beach in Puerto Rico. El Combate Beach is now part of the Boquerón Forest Reserve. Its beaches include miles of golden sand, clean-warm waters 365 days a year with beautiful sunsets.

 

On a quiet day, on you will feel like the owner of the blue sky, clear waters and golden sand. You will be convinced that El Combate Beach surpasses the expectations of the most demanding beach-goers. Excellent for water sports!

 

One spot you shouldn’t miss in the EL Combate Beach area is Los Morrillos (where the Cabo Rojo Lighthouse is located), a series of massive reddish limestone cliffs that drop more than 200 feet into the deep purple-blue sea.

 

To reach Los Morrillos you can drive or hike through the Cabo Rojo National Wildlife refuge. After a nap under a sea grape tree on the beach, hike up the cliffs to gaze at the sea pounding the rocks below on your way to photograph the lonely Cabo Rojo lighthouse built in 1882.

 

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Boquerón Beach

Place: Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

 

Boquerón Beach and Bay offers wonderful and dazzling views. It is the beach, of course, a snug stretch of white sand more than a mile long, which dazzles visitors. On a quiet day, you will think you are the sole owner of the huge vista of blue sky, turquoise water and glistening coral sand.

 

The bay is a haven for boaters from around the world who can stop here for free on their way to and from Caribbean destinations up through the calm waters of the Mona Passage and to ports in the United States. The white hard-packed sandy Boqueron Beach, forested with coconut palms is without question one of the finest beaches on the island of Puerto Rico.

 

The village of Boquerón is tiny, quaint, colorful and lively. It is a gloriously unplanned combination of food stands, souvenir shops, open-air cantinas, dive shops, and fishmongers.

The village sits on Boquerón Bay, a long swath lined with palm trees, mangroves and dense tropical flora that harbor some 50 species of exotic birds visiting from their permanent sanctuary in the nearby Boquerón Nature Reserve.

Buyé Beach

 

Place: Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

 

Enjoy the crystal clear and warm water of the secluded Buyé Beach. Take a sun bath, and relax over its golden sands.

 

 

Scuba Diving And Snorkeling

Place: El Combate, Boquerón, and other beaches in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

 

"La Pared" (The Wall) is a Coral Reef 20 miles long extending from Cabo Rojo to Guánica, Puerto Rico. It is perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling.

 

 

Canoeing And Kayaking

Place: El Combate, Boquerón, and other beaches in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

 

For visitors looking to get close to the water, but not necessarily submerged in it,CAbo Rojo, Puerto Rico offers various other water sports. You can be on the water experiencing windsurfing, sailing, fishing the deep seas or the rivers, lakes and bays, kayaking on the Tanamá River or the Caribbean Sea, or body surfing down a rushing mountain stream.

 

Canoeing and kayaking are relatively new sports to Puerto Rico, although the island’s first Indian settlers probably arrived in dugout canoes a few thousand years ago. In the past decade, kayaking has taken off. There are many places in Cabo Rojo where you can rent a kayak, join an excursion or take classes.

Surfing

Place: Rincón, Puerto Rico (30 minutes north of Cabo Rojo)

 

World-class surfing can be enjoyed in nearly every part of the island with waves that can reach twenty-five feet high, but particularly in Rincón, site of the 1968 world surfing championships and host to numerous major competitions.

 

 

Sea Fishing

Place: Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

 

Fishing in Puerto Rico takes many forms, the most dramatic of which is deep-sea fishing for billfish. The north side of the island is known as “Blue Marlin Alley” because of the large number of migrating fish that pass near its shores, especially in the summer. Puerto Rico is home to the International Billfish Tournament and specimens in excess of 1,000 pounds have been recorded.

 

The fishing is good year round, however Winter, which runs roughly from October to early March, is the best overall season for dolphin, dorado, mahi-mahi, wahoo, white marlin, yellow fin tuna and an occasional sailfish. Blue marlin are easy to catch in the summer, but are always returned to the sea.

 

Charters are available from harbors in Mayaguez (20 minutes from Cabo Rojo), and since deep water is so close to Puerto Rico’s shores, fishing usually commences within a half hour of leaving port. Boats range in size from 32’ to 50’ with an average capacity of six passengers, with four fishing. Deep-sea charters are for either a half-day or full day, including the services of a captain and a mate, all fishing equipment, and ice and refreshments.

 

It’s a good idea to reserve your deep sea fishing adventure directly with the charter operator as far in advance of your trip as possible. The Puerto Rico Sports Fishing Association, the official record keeper for the island, is a good source of current information. (787-752-7740 / 787-309-7611)

 

 

International Light Tackle Tournament

Place: Boquerón, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Date: September each year

 

 

Among fishers, Puerto Rico is known over the world for being the Blue Marlin Capital of the World.

 

The west coast of Puerto Rico (including Cabo Rojo) has excellent fishing not only for Blue Marlin but also for White marlin. The area around Mona island in the Mona Passage teem with not only the marlin species but with Wahoo and Dorado.

 

The Club Deportivo del Oeste and the Compañía de Turismo de Puerto Rico annually celebrate the International Sailfish Tournament and the International BLue Marlin Tournament.

 

 

International Sailfish Tournament

Place: Boquerón, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

 

The Club Deportivo del Oeste and the Compañía de Turismo de Puerto Rico annually sponsor the International Sailfish Tournament.

 

The sailfish is the fastest in the world, reaching speeds of up to 30 meters per second. That is,109 kilometers per hour. That means it could swim the length of an Olympic swimming pool in less than a second!

 

Reaching three meters in length and 100 kilograms in weight, it is one of the most elegant fishes in the ocean.

 

It is frequently confounded with the Blue Marlin.

 

 




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