Destination guide

Take a closer look at Lajas

Lajas is set along the south-west coast of Puerto Rico, where it serves as a laid-back base for vacations with family and friends. Along the coast is where you'll find many Lajas vacation rentals, along with one of the town's highlights – the seafront village of La Parguera – which places everything from scuba diving and swimming to succulent seafood and a swinging nightlife firmly on the menu. Heading away from the waterfront, the landscape transforms to a scene of rolling hills and sprawling pineapple farms – the perfect surroundings for those looking for a slower pace.

Things to do

Cultural prowess in Lajas

The lifestyle here may well be a little more relaxed than in other areas of the island, but Lajas certainly has a social side, too. The town's lively calendar of events includes Festival San Pedro, a colorful procession of flower-decorated floats, and the month-long Lajas Town Olympics, held each October. And, should you be up to exploring a little further afield, you'll find nearby attractions such as Iglesia Sagrada Familia and Capilla De Paris brimming with cultural appeal. Kids, of course, would probably rather make a splash at the Surf ‘N Fun Water Park.


Outdoor living in Lajas

Opportunities for outdoor living abound during stays in Lajas vacation rentals, not least at the stunning La Parguera Nature Reserve. Kayaking and paddle boarding are a delightful way to explore the reserve's mangrove channels by day and to check out its glowing bioluminescent bays by night. For those who prefer to take a peek beneath the waves, the Parguera Wall – just 6 miles offshore – offers a unique setting for scuba diving. Families, meanwhile, will find a picnic laid out beside the natural pool at Playita Rosada is a lovely way to round off a day.


Seasonal delights in Lajas

The summer months of May through October are hot and muggy, with temperatures in the high 80s. They're also in the line of fire of the Caribbean hurricane season. It's perhaps unsurprising, then, that demand for Lajas vacation rentals peaks instead over the winter months, from mid-December through to April. It's a little cooler at this time of year, but still plenty warm enough to satisfy those in need of a generous helping of sunny days. For those looking for great rental deals, it's worth seeing what's available in November – a sweet spot at the end of the rainy season and before the arrival of the winter crowds.

Natural features

Natural wonders in Lajas

While Lajas isn't short of natural delights, rentals are just a short, scenic drive from the Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge, surely one of the prettiest spots in Puerto Rico. The refuge counts coral reefs, limestone cliffs and the crescent-shaped Playa Sucia among its many highlights. Watch out, too, for the red-and-white salt flats that meander toward the coast from deep within the mangrove forests found further inland. It all adds up to a blissful setting for a little downtime in Puerto Rico, particularly if you have a bout of birdwatching in your plans.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Lajas

The nearest airport is in Mayaguez (MAZ-Eugenio Maria de Hostos), located 18.6 mi (29.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Ponce (PSE-Mercedita), which is 31.4 mi (50.6 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Lajas?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 182 vacation rentals near Lajas. From 46 Houses to 106 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 Lajas for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lajas?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lajas. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • La Parguera: 60 vacation rentals
  • Bioluminescent Bay: 203 vacation rentals
  • Costa: 73 vacation rentals
  • Palmarejo: 173 vacation rentals
  • Sabana Yeguas: 156 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lajas! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lajas?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lajas:

  • La Parguera: 60 rentals
  • Costa: 73 rentals
  • Sabana Yeguas: 156 rentals
  • París: 169 rentals
  • Rincón: 372 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Lajas?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Lajas. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bioluminescent Bay: 203 rentals
  • Excursiones Ecoboriken Inc.: 203 rentals
  • Parguera Water Sports and Adventures: 206 rentals
  • Buye Beach: 253 rentals
  • Combate Beach: 202 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lajas listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.