Iglesia de Porta Coeli Museum
If you’ve got a half hour to kill in the town of Cabo Rojo and have more than a passing interest in Puerto Rican history, this small museum can enlighten you on local painting, indigenous Taíno culture and the life and times of various 19th-century liberal luminaries such as native-born Ramón Emeterio Betances.
Playa Buyé is a smaller palm-fringed beach that’s about 2½ miles north of town off Hwy 307.
Just east of town, the Balneario Boquerón ranks among the very finest public beach facilities in Puerto Rico; it’s a terrific place to swim or spend the day lounging.
Playa De Joyuda
The heart of the 300-acre Reserva Natural Laguna de Joyuda is a saltwater lagoon a mile long and a half mile wide, with a depth that rarely exceeds 4ft. The sanctuary is of great importance to waterfowl and other migratory birds that come here to prey on more than 40 species of fish.