Destination guide

Island vibes on Boqueron

From colorful beach shacks to quirky locals, free-spirited Boqueron never fails to enchant. It's one of Puerto Rico's most captivating resort towns, attracting an eclectic mix of well-heeled yachters, shoestring backpackers and dreadlocked Rastafarians alike. There's a lively nightlife scene to soak up and plenty of fresh seafood to devour. Not to mention gorgeous beaches, world-class dive sites and a string of wildlife-rich nature reserves. The vibe is laid-back and lowkey, which makes Boqueron vacation rentals a firm favorite with down-to-earth travelers.

Things to do

Bird watching in Refugio de Boqueron

Fringed by pristine beaches, Bosque Estatal De Boqueron is the crown jewel of Puerto Rico's national park network. Birders will jump at the chance to visit Refugio de Boqueron, a lush mangrove forest that's home to over 60 species, including migratory ducks, ospreys, mangrove canaries and endangered yellow-shouldered blackbirds. As well as boardwalks, the sanctuary is also laced with paddling routes that wind through the mangroves and feed into shimmering Boqueron Bay. Refugio de Vida Silvestre Iris L. Alameda Martinez de Boqueron is another local sanctuary providing the chance to spot a myriad of birds.

Activities

Blue Flag beach hopping on Boqueron

One of Puerto Rico's only Blue Flag beaches, Balneario Boqueron stretches for over 1 mile. The golden stretch of sand is fringed by swaying coconut palms, lush almond trees and a grassy foreshore. On weekends you'll see locals enjoying sun-dappled picnics and beachside reggae jam sessions. For a more secluded scene, head to Playa Buye, a jungle-fringed beach that feels like a slice of Caribbean paradise. Want to maximize your time on the beach? From spacious villas to compact condos, Boqueron vacation rentals put you just steps from the sand.

Weather

In search of winter sunshine in Boqueron

Winter is high season on Puerto Rico and Boqueron is no exception. Crowds peak from December to April, when Boqueron vacation rentals fill up fast with sunseekers and snowbirds. Temperatures hover around the 80s and the town feels lively and upbeat. Long-time vacationers cite April to June as a sweet spot. You'll enjoy quiet beaches, clear skies and balmy weather. Summer can be hot and humid, though if you don't mind the occasional Caribbean rainstorm it can be a great time to visit.

Natural features

Slow down the pace in Boqueron

While it sits in the Caribbean, Boqueron is an unincorporated US territory. It's on the south-west tip of the island, around 120 miles from San Juan. The town is set on Bahia de Boqueron, a sweeping bay that faces the Dominican Republic. Boqueron Bay Beach is just steps from the village and is considered one of Puerto Rico's top stretches of sand. Whether you snag a beach chair, string up a hammock, or claim a patch of sand, it's easy to whittle away an afternoon. You'll also find yourself just a few miles from Cabo Rojo, another of Puerto Rico's most coveted beach towns.

How to get there

How to get to and around Boqueron

The nearest airport is in Mayaguez (MAZ-Eugenio Maria de Hostos), located 16 mi (25.7 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Boquerón?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 147 vacation rentals near Boquerón. From 28 Houses to 12 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Boquerón for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Boquerón?

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

  • Combate Beach: 199 vacation rentals
  • United States: 544,358 vacation rentals
  • Rincón: 372 vacation rentals
  • Puerto Rico: 2,381 vacation rentals
  • La Parguera: 60 vacation rentals

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

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 Boquerón:

  • Rincón: 372 rentals
  • La Parguera: 60 rentals
  • Guánica: 26 rentals
  • Aguada: 476 rentals
  • Lajas: 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 Boquerón?

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

  • Combate Beach: 199 rentals
  • Buye Beach: 254 rentals
  • Gilligan's Island: 74 rentals
  • Cabo Rojo Lighthouse: 199 rentals
  • Playa Sucia: 199 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Boquerón 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.