Hatillo Tourist Places to Visit in Hatillo, Puerto Rico, America

Hatillo Tourist Places to Visit in Hatillo, Puerto Rico, America

Hatillo is one of the municipalities in Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the USA, geographically located between 18°29′11″ N latitude and 66°49′32″ W longitude, spanning over an area of 108.22 sq. km. Hatillo shares its borders with Camuy in the west, Arecibo towards east and Lares in the south.

The municipality of Hatillo comprises of 9 wards and Hatillo Pueblo (downtown area). Hatillo is one of the major milk producing centres in Puerto Rico and is also home to the renowned shopping mall, Plaza Del Norte.

The major barrios of Hatillo municipality are:

  • Bayaney
  • Aibonito
  • Campo Alegre
  • Carrizales
  • Corcovado


History of Hatillo:

Hatillo was founded by a Canarian immigrant, Don Agustín Ruiz Miranda in the year 1823 in the area of 10 cuerdas.


Connectivity to Hatillo:

Hatillo is located about 90 km west of San Juan, the capital city of Puerto Rico and there are scheduled buses running between Hatillo and San Juan, served by many private organizations.

Hatillo is situated around 20 km away from its nearest airport, Arecibo Airport and other nearby airports of Hatillo are Rafael Hernandez Airport (42 km) and Mercedita Airport (90 km).

There are many travel agencies located in Hatillo offering cars and scooters for rent on hour and day basis.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Hatillo:

The popular events celebrated in Hatillo are listed below:

  • Fiestas de la Cruz (May)
  • Festival de la Caña de Azucar (May)
  • Festival Típico del Cooperativismo (October)
  • Festival de las Máscaras (December)

Plaza del Norte is a shopping mall housing numerous branded products stores and a movie centre.

The prominent food corners in Hatillo are as follows:

  • Restaurante El Mamposteao
  • El Truco de Guin
  • anaderia Gerizim
  • Quality Seafood Restaurant
  • Mojito’s Grill & Bar


Things to do in Hatillo:

  • Quesos Vacanegra Tour
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Diving
  • Visiting parks


Places of interest in Hatillo:

Plaza del Norte:

With around 122 stores and numerous restaurants, Plaza del Norte is the biggest shopping mall in Puerto Rico’s northwestern region. It is home to many multinational stores such as Walmart, JC Penney, Office Max, Shoe Carnival, Rooms To Go and multiplex Caribbean Cinemas as well as many entertainment options. It was open in 1992.


Sardinera beach:

Sardinera beach is a magnificent white sand beach located in Sardinera of Hatillo. It is a favorite beach of all the age people because of its pleasant weather and calm waters. Parking is available in front of the beach.


Los Ilustres Park:

The Los Ilustres Park is a nice park crowded by youths during weekends and also well served by restaurants and shops.


Other places of interest in Hatillo:

  • Paseo del Carmen
  • Antigua Central Bayaney
  • Paseo del Carmen
  • La Marina
  • Francisco Deida Méndez Coliseum
  • Hacienda Santa Rosa Ruins
  • José Antonio Monrouzeau Theater
  • Virgen del Carmen Parish
  • Trapiche de Santa Rosa
  • The Beer House


Best time to visit Hatillo:

From January to May is the best time to trip Hatillo.


Accommodation options in Hatillo:

Hotels situated in Hatillo have all the modern facilities and services to provide top class staying experience for the visitors who come to the city throughout the year. List of major hotels in and around Hatillo is:

  • Parador El Buen Cafe Hotel
  • Hotel Rosa del Mar
  • Hotel Punta Maracayo
  • Parador El Buen Cafe Hotel
  • Hotel Rosa del Mar
  • Seaside Beach Resort
  • Hostal Villas del Lago
  • Los Pinos Lake Resort
  • Casa Grande Mountain Retreat
  • Hotel Posada Jayuya
  • Parador El Guajataca
  • Monte Rio Hotel
  • Royal Isabela Golf Resort
  • Parador Posada Porlamar
  • Parador Villas Sotomayor

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