Destination guide

Caribbean colors in La Parguera

Once a backwater fishing village, today La Parguera is one of Puerto Rico's most coveted resorts. It's a gateway to the country's south-west tip, where you'll find coral reefs, sandy cays, lush mangrove forests and sparkling lagoons. Despite an influx of sun seekers, La Parguera has managed to retain much of its traditional charm. While it's dotted with luxury resorts and condos, you'll also still find clapboard houses and clucking chickens aplenty. La Parguera vacation rentals capture the spirit of Puerto Rico with breezy over-water villas painted in a rainbow of Caribbean colors.

Activities

Discover La Parguera's bioluminescent bay

For divers, La Parguera is a gateway to explosive underwater ecosystems. Just offshore is a sheer drop-off known as La Pared, one of the best wall dives in the Caribbean. If you're not a diver, you can make a splash in Bahia de Fosforescente, one of the world's only bioluminescent bays. Coupled with a blanket of stars, evening trips will make you feel as though you're immersed in a giant glitter ball. After a long day in the sun, retire to one of La Parguera's breezy waterfront restaurants for freshly caught seafood, homemade empanadas and fruity sangria.

Weather

Tropical winters in La Parguera

Like the rest of Puerto Rico, La Parguera enjoys a sultry Caribbean climate throughout the year. Winter is high season, with clear skies and crystal-clear water that's perfect for diving and snorkeling. Snag waterfront La Parguera vacation rentals and you'll have access to the Caribbean Sea at your fingertips. Locals will reveal that spring is a sweet spot. You'll beat the crowds and savor highs that hover around the 80s. Visit in the summer and you could catch celebrations such as the Procesion de San Pedro, a colorful parade that honors the town's local patron saint.

Natural features

Leave no footprint in La Parguera

La Parguera is perched on the south-west tip of Puerto Rico. While the beaches are gorgeous, the resort is best known for Bahia de Fosforescente, its ethereal bioluminescent bay. While it hasn't lost its sparkle, decades of motorboat tours are beginning to take their toll. For this reason, eco-conscious travelers should choose to visit the lagoon by kayak. The paddle through the mangrove forest may take a little longer, but you'll get to rest easy that you're not leaving an environmental footprint.

Transport

Transportation to and around La Parguera

The nearest airport is in Mayaguez (MAZ-Eugenio Maria de Hostos), located 20.4 mi (32.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Ponce (PSE-Mercedita), which is 31.8 mi (51.2 km) away.

Where to stay around La Parguera?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 66 vacation rentals near La Parguera. From 17 Houses to 30 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near La Parguera for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in La Parguera?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 17 Houses in La Parguera. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in La Parguera include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 30 rentals available
  • Villas: 11 rentals available
  • Chalets: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in La Parguera?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 27 vacation rentals with pool available in La Parguera. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.