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La Parguera

Lajas | Southwestern Coast, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #157 of 400 attractions in Puerto Rico
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: A tiny village by the sea full of homey bed and breakfast inns.
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sju
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

Excelente. During the day snorkelling and at night swimming at night biobay. I book with puertoricoecotours a private tour. Great atención

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New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The newly added and renovated plaza area offers visitor a great place to mingle with locals, enjoy the vistas, and have great food within a close walking distance. Everything is close at hand and walkable. Still has a small easy fishing village atmosphere with a lot of peaceful afternoons, expect for weekends and holidays when locals gather. Rental motorboats, kayaks,... More

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Staten Island, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

As a native Parguereno, l always find time to visit my island and go directly to my home town. I grew up inLa Parguera and saw it developed from a lovely fishing village where everybody knew and helped each other to an enchanting township known worldwide. We are friendly to everyonevwho visits us and always try to give them the... More

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Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

There are various small shops, bars and eateries. When visiting I recommend you take a boat to the bioluminescent bay, which is a rare attraction and one of the few in the world. Take the smaller boats to the bay, they are cheaper and you spend more time out on the bay. Our boat diver took one of the the... More

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Bethpage, New York
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Came here to spend the evening prior to taking the cruise to see the bioluminescent features of the bay. Got there at 5PM for 8PM cruise - it was pure touristy, tacky honky tonk town (picture a sleazy Coney Island). One decent restaurant - rest are loud bar/eateries. It was the longest three hour wait ever. And the two hours... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Contrary to popular belief La Parguera is neither rich nor poor. Most of the residents have lived in this tourist village for well over 60 years and take pride in it. We take care of it and we can also say that as far as crime is concerned we are not plagued by it either. Naturally on Mondays and Tuesdays... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Go to Aquaviva Ceviche Spoon Bar. So good! Rent a Kayak and explore the keys. I rented mine from Ishmael at iLeya. Very knowledgable guy.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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102 reviews 102 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

It seems like La Parguera is getting a much needed revitalization. I cannot say the same about the bio bay, which is losing its brightness due to various sources of contamination. There are several options for enjoying the ocean like boat rental, fishing, diving, kayaking, and the traditional bio bay tours at night. Exploring the outlaying islands and canals is... More

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Most restaurants seem to be open Wednesday through Sunday. We were limited in options Monday and Tuesday. Snorkeling was great with Paradise.

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Toronto, ON
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

La Parguera is a Puerto Rican Venice with houses on stilts in the natural canals formed by mangroves. A mangrove peninsula a few miles to the west, turns out to be a monkey infested island separated by only about a ten foot wide canal. A bay five miles to the east is bio-luminescent and makes for spectacular night visits. The... More

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