Aguadilla - The Garden City

Aguadilla was founded in 1775 by Luis de Cordova. It is also known as La Villa de Ojo de Agua, which means village of the eye of water. Aguadilla is best known for its high peaks, beaches, surfing and for their traditional bobbin lace making. Aguadilla has a few awesome surf spots that include Crash Boat, which is famous for its clear waters, Gas Chambers, and Wilderness.

Aguadilla is also home to the Caribbean's biggest modern aquatic theme park, La Cascadas, which offers a beautiful view of the town's bay and the nearby Desecheo islet. Another big tourist attraction in Aguadilla is the Ojo de Agua (the water eye), which is an underground fresh water source that was used by the Aguadilla harbor in times of the Spanish Occupation.

Aguadilla has a thriving harbor and airport, which makes the processing and trading of mostly sugar, coffee, fruits, tobacco, and cotton much easier and more convenient. Aguadilla also boasts the Punta Borinquen Lighthouse. This striking structure was built in 1889 and it has been designated a historic site worthy of preservation by the National Register of Historical Places.

Whether it is surfing or sightseeing you aim to do on your holiday, Aguadilla has all the facilities to ensure you of a holiday you will never forget. It is also a mere 2.5 hours drive from San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico.

 


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Amalio - 2011-04-05 20:01:53

yo fui a Aguadilla y su calidad de vida y su gente es la mejor de las mejores y yo e ido a cientos de ciudades diferentes en el mundo y como Aguadilla no hay dos, por eso me gustaria amistades de alla, mi e-mail es Emilio864@NETZERO.com por favor ofreceme tu amistad no te arrepentiras, tu futuro nuevo amigo Emilio

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Enriquillo Garcia (Miguel) - 2010-12-12 21:38:42

Que hermosa isla. Mi familia y yo vamos todos los anos y disfrutamos un monton. Mi ciudad favorita es Aguadilla por su hermosa y cristalina playa. Ademas; nos encanta montar a caballos, las frituras son sabrosas y las frutas en las carreteras son para chuparse los dedos. El ano pasado recorrimos toda la isla, comenzamos desde San Juan, Aguadilla y fuimos a Viequez; hermosisimo y bello. Que Dios bendiga la hermana Isla de Borinquen

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PuertoRico.com Team - 2010-10-12 13:17:09

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