Destination guide

Seafood and fishing at Rojo Cabo

Cabo Rojo literally translates to "Red Cape", a name that comes from the color of the spectacular eroded cliffs in the southwest of Puerto Rico. This part of the island is known for its top-notch seafood restaurants, serving up catches of the day, excellent sports fishing and some of the most beautiful melting sunsets on the island. Days here can be as relaxed or as adventurous as you want them to be and if you want to while them away stretched out on the white sandy beaches, no one would blame you.

Things to do

Camera at the ready at Rojo Cabo

When you stay in a Rojo Cabo vacation rental, you're never far from the rocky red cliffs which inspired this coast's name. If you've got even the slightest interest in photography, remember to bring your gear because you're not going to want to miss catching snaps of the eroded cliff formations, particularly El Puente Natural. If you have the time, you should consider swinging by Los Morillos, a lighthouse which still warns passing ships to this day. Alternatively, culture vultures will find everything they need in the capital of the West, Mayaguez.

Activities

Paddle along the coast of Rojo Cabo

If you're lucky enough to have bagged a Rojo Cabo vacation rental along the waterfront, you won't be far from some gorgeous stretches of sandy beach. There's little more you need to bring than a good book and a cold drink. Those who aren't beach bums shouldn't worry, as there's more water sports along the Puerto Rican coast than you could possibly try in one trip. Spend sunny mornings sea kayaking or paddle boarding along the coast, or join one of the daily high-season scuba diving charters to get up close to some fascinating underwater life.

Weather

Goodbye winter, hello sunshine in Rojo Cabo

If you're looking to escape the winter blues back home, you can do so by staying in one of the Rojo Cabo vacation rentals and hit the sundrenched western shores of Puerto Rico. Between mid-December and March, the skies are endlessly blue and the temperature hovers around the mid-70s. While this all sounds rather tempting, there are fewer travelers visiting later in spring. If you score a rental between April and May, you'll pay considerably less and benefit from far fewer people crowding the beaches, or bobbing around in the ocean. It's a win win situation.

Natural features

Birdwatchers take note of Rojo Cabo

While it might be tempting to while away your vacation on the beach, those who make the effort to head south to the Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge are rewarded with a variety of fauna. If you're a bird watcher, it should be of particularly interest because this 1,800-acre reserve is packed to the brim with exotic avifauna. Try to leave some time for the Butterfly Trail, which has more of these colorful insects than you could possibly imagine. More wildlife can be found on the nearby Isle de Mona, which has been dubbed the "Galapagos of the Caribbean".

How to get there

Transportation to and around Cabo Rojo

The nearest airport is in Mayaguez (MAZ-Eugenio Maria de Hostos), located 11.5 mi (18.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Aguadilla (BQN-Rafael Hernandez), which is 28.3 mi (45.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Cabo Rojo?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 176 vacation rentals near Cabo Rojo. From 28 Houses to 13 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cabo Rojo for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Cabo Rojo?

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

  • Buye Beach: 253 vacation rentals
  • Combate Beach: 201 vacation rentals
  • Boquerón: 147 vacation rentals
  • Balneario Boqueron: 167 vacation rentals
  • Miradero: 181 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Cabo Rojo! 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 Cabo Rojo?

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 Cabo Rojo:

  • Boquerón: 147 rentals
  • Miradero: 181 rentals
  • Guanajibo: 178 rentals
  • Pedernales: 193 rentals
  • Puerto Real: 178 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 Cabo Rojo?

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

  • Buye Beach: 253 rentals
  • Combate Beach: 201 rentals
  • Cabo Rojo Lighthouse: 200 rentals
  • Playa Sucia: 199 rentals
  • Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge: 204 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cabo Rojo 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.