Caribbean Tourism

San German

Inland from La Parguera, off the main Route 2, San Germán has much traditional charm; it was the second town to be founded on the island and has preserved its colonial atmosphere. It is an excellent base from which to explore the mountains and villages of southwest Puerto Rico. The beautiful little Porta Coeli chapel on the plaza contains a small, rather sparse museum of religious art. Wed-Sun, 0830-1200, 1300-1630. A university town: it can be difficult to get cheap accommodation in term time.


B Oasis, 72 Luna, T8921175, F8924546, has 52 rooms, not as close to the beach as it claims, but is ideal for the hills, getting old and shabby, water intermittent, restaurant, pool.


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