Places to Visit in Anasco, Puerto Rico, America

Places to Visit in Anasco, Puerto Rico, America

Anasco is a municipality of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States, located between 18°18′58″ N latitude and 67°08′23″ W longitude on the west coast of Puerto Rico Island. The economy of Anasco is centered on flourishing tourism and moonshine rum production.


Geography of Anasco:

Anasco is bounded by Mayagüez on the south, Rincón in the north and San Sebastián towards east. It has a total area of 92 sq. km.


History of Anasco:

On October 18 1733, the town of Anasco was established and was named in the honor of a colonist from the Extremadura of Spain, Don Luis de Anasco, when Anasco was under the rule of the Spanish. Anasco was severly affected by the 1918 San Fermin earthquake when its parish church and town hall were destroyed.


Connectivity to Anasco:

Eugenio Maria De Hostos Airport in Mayagüez is the closest airport to Anasco situated at a distance of 10 km. It is served by Cape Air with scheduled flights to and from San Juan. Tourists can reach Anasco by taking a taxi or car from the airport.

Anasco is connected with famous tourist centre, Aguadilla through road PR-2 in the north and with Mayaguez in the south.

Cars can be hired at any of the local travel agencies of Anasco and rental scooters are also available to move within the city.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Anasco:

Anasco hosts different festivals all year round and major events are:

  • Mayuco Festival (January)
  • Teather Festival (May)
  • Patron Festivities (January)
  • Festival de la Juventud (July)

Anasco is a town with numerous branded product showrooms as well as traditional handicraft centers.

The famous food corners in Anasco are:

  • Mahi Mahi Restaurant and Bar
  • El Fogon De La Curva & Fat Boy Italian Food


Things to do in Anasco:

  • Hiking
  • Beach combing


Places of interest in Anasco:

Parroquia San Antonio Abad:

Parroquia San Antonio Abad is a historical church, was originally constructed in 1765 and reconstructed in 1801. Stunning 8 foot stained glass window and bell tower (which features 800 and 500 pound bells) are the notable things of the church.

Parque de Diversiones El Castillo:

Including the largest wave pool in the Caribbean the Parque de Diversiones El Castillo which is an amusement park featuring an ancient museum, haunted house, medieval citadel and other special attractions for kids.


El Salto de la Encantada:

The El Salto de la Encantada is an ideal site for nature lovers featuring attractive waterfalls. It also houses a basketball court.


Children Dream Park:

The The Children Dream Park is specially made for kids with different recreational activities.


Other places of interest in Anasco include:

  • Bay View Tower
  • Añasco Beach
  • Villa Pesquera
  • San Antonio Abad Parish
  • Hacienda La Eugenia
  • El Salto de la Encantada
  • Plaza Colon
  • Tropical Agriculture Research Station
  • Christopher Columbus Statue
  • Yaguez Theatre
  • Mayaguez Zoo
  • Parque de los Proceres
  • La Veranda Terrace

Best time to visit Anasco:

From January to July is the best time to travel Anasco while numerous grand cultural events are held in Anasco.


Accommodation options in Anasco:

Anasco houses few accommodation centers compared to other towns of Puerto Rico. Roberto’s Hidden Paradise and Ti Chi Mountain Estate are the luxury options in Anasco. List of hotels and resorts in Anasco and Mayagüez (10 km) are:

  • Rincon Beach Resort
  • Hotel Rincon
  • Centro Vacacional Villas de Anasco
  • Sea Turtle Beach Apartments
  • Roberto’s Hidden Paradise
  • Ti Chi Mountain Estate
  • Hotel Colonial
  • Holiday Inn Mayaquez & Tropical Casino
  • Howard Johnson Downtown Mayaguez
  • Mayaguez Resort & Casino
  • WesternBay Mayaguez
  • IHP Mayaguez Plaza

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