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Lajas

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Water Sports · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
Lajas is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in southwestern Puerto Rico, on the southern coast of the island, bordering the Caribbean Sea, south of San Germán and Sabana Grande; east of Cabo Rojo; and west of Guánica. Lajas is spread over 11 wards plus Lajas Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Germán-Cabo Rojo Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryLocated at the Lajas Valley, the town was founded in 1883 by the Xueta Teodoro Jacome Pagan. Xuetes (Chuetas) were Majorcan Jews (Sephardi Catalan Jews). Some families changed their names from Jacome to the Castilian form Santiago (Saint James the greater). Jacome is the Mallorquin form of James (Ia'akov). Catalan Jews from Majorca were part of the early settlers in the South of (Boriken) Puerto Rico. The village of La Parguera is a popular tourist destination to see the famous Bahía Fosforescente (Phosphorescent Bay) and its keys and islet's.
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La Parguera ©
Neighborhood
La Parguera
3.6
Duration: 3h 30 min
Bioluminiscent Bay
Water Body
Bioluminiscent Bay La Parguera
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Papayo Divers ©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Papayo Divers
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Vista Massage
Spa
Vista Massage La Parguera
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Lajas

Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
History Museum
Museo de Arte de Ponce Ponce
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Isla de Caja de Muertos ©
Island
Isla de Caja de Muertos Ponce
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Parque de Bombas ©
Specialty Museum
Parque de Bombas Ponce
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Playa Sucia ©
Beach
Playa Sucia Cabo Rojo
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Lajas

Cayo Caracoles ©
Island
Cayo Caracoles
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Isla Mata La Gata ©
Island
Isla Mata La Gata La Parguera
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Playa Rosada ©
Beach
Playa Rosada La Parguera
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
West Divers ©
Scuba / Snorkeling
West Divers La Parguera
2.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

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