Top things to do in Mayagüez

Top Choice Bar in Mayagüez

Fido's Sangria Garden

Wilfrido ‘Fido’ Aponte became a local legend for his potent sangria – a blend of Bacardí 151 and extraordinarily sweet tropical fruit juice. The drink garnered such a cultish following that, according to locals, Bac…
Top Choice Bakery in Mayagüez

E Franco & Co

This salt-of-the-earth grocery-store-cum-cafe, stocked with fresh-baked goods and opulent hampers, has been here in Mayagüez for over 150 years and is still drawing in punters from as far away as San Juan for a mont…
Top Choice Gallery in Mayagüez

Museo de Arte

This brilliant, bold new art space is the best museum west of Ponce. Opened in 2016, it focuses on work by Puerto Rican artists from the 20th century onwards, including greats such as Lorenzo Homar and Rafael Tufiño…
Agricultural Center in Mayagüez

Estación Experimental Agrícola Federal

Wandering through the Estación Experimental Agrícola Federal, the tropical agricultural research station of the US Department of Agriculture, is a bit like wandering through a geeky botanical garden, what with the n…
Zoo in Mayagüez

Zoológico de Puerto Rico

The only real zoo on the island, with a recent multimillion-dollar top-to-bottom renovation, boasts over 600 species of reptiles, birds, amphibians and mammals. The highlight is the brightly polished arthropod and b…
Theater in Mayagüez

Teatro Yagűez

This elegant edifice, originally dating from 1909 and rebuilt following a fire in the 1920s, was the brainchild of Francisco Maymón Palmer, who had established himself as one of the Caribbean's early pioneers of cin…
Park in Mayagüez

Parque de los Próceres

Mayagüez can boast not just one but two of Puerto Rico's most alluring urban parks, and this serene green space, a few blocks northeast of Plaza Colón, is replete with walkways, pools and gazebos. The Río Yagüez flo…
International in Mayagüez

Costa

Right by the sea, Costa is a jewel in an otherwise underwhelming Mayagüez waterfront. Affluent residents chill in a minimalist space buffeted by icy air-con that wouldn't look amiss in a New York contemporary-art mu…
Bakery in Mayagüez

Ricomini Bakery

The Ricomini bakery and deli has been on this corner for well over a century. With a lunch counter, some tables and basic groceries, this is a de facto social hub of downtown Mayagüez: deals are made, relationships …
Church in Mayagüez

Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria

Consecrated in 1760, Mayagüez’ original Catholic church was replaced by the current model in 1836. The cathedral suffered many blows over the subsequent 80 years, culminating in the 1918 earthquake. Despite ambitiou…