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La Parguera

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Address: Lajas | Southwestern Coast, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 888-366-6121

A tiny village by the sea full of homey bed and breakfast inns.

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On the water - on a moonless night- one of the few places in the world

Where you can see bioluminescence in action. You need the darkness and to be away from the town lights on the water. If you and/ or your children wish to see this unique... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As I said, welcome to paradise... My stay was during the week... perfect time to enjoy and be relaxed in the area.. went to the luminescence bay... to Mata La Gata,.. a boat trip through all the Cayos.. went to Playita Rosada... I've enjoyed every minute of our stay.. Music, good people and places to eat.. I'll be back in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Wait time was crazy, you get cut off by larger groups who decides to come at different times but still gets call all at once cutting off people who arrived earlier. They should used a microphone or talk louder so people can hear them when they called the numbers. Must of the afternoon lost because of the wait time.

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New Providence, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

I would NOT recommend staying overnight in La Parguera; there is no access to the beach or any nice views there unless you are on a boat. It is a cluster of restaurants, budget hotels and tourist shops which are clean, and fun for awhile but not worth sticking around for. I have heard there is great snorkeling in that... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Where you can see bioluminescence in action. You need the darkness and to be away from the town lights on the water. If you and/ or your children wish to see this unique phenomenon, do it because some day you will not be able to see it. For us it was worth the long drive to get there.

Thank chh19
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

It's ok place but no interesting things to do there. My dog have more fun than me. Maybe in the night is a better place . Maybe come back.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

The only reason it was not a better bio experience was because of the beautiful, nearly full moon in the sky. The boat Captain kept the children and adults entertained with buckets of luminescent water before and after the diver's stirring swim. The glass-bottomed boat was a plus. The bio-luminescence was better visible under the boat. Thank you Glass-bottom boat... More 

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Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

The poblado of Lajas is very nice, but the island of Mata La Gata needs to be taking care of, there are no bath rooms, no trash cans. The hotel is very old, good sevice in the hotel.

Thank rovirani
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

La Parguera is full of bars, restaurants, sightseeing boats, nice people all around!! We had a good time!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Go and visit this small village near the sea. You could find excelent places to eat, drink and see the environment. Recommend to visit the bioluminisence bay ( better at a moonless night) and check the cristal bottom trips to see the reef during the day or at night. To eat I recommend Moons Bar & Tapas. Have a nice... More 

Thank Raul R
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

The reason i put terrible was because of the experience on the biolumence bay as they display on a social media app the water on this place iluminate in a way that every time the water alone moves it reacts the bio life in this water and lights up first this is not true as you will see on the... More 

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