Cabo Rojo is situated on the southwest coast of Puerto Rico and forms part of the San Germán–Cabo Rojo metropolitan area as well as the larger Mayagüez–San Germán–Cabo Rojo Combined Statistical Area.
Cabo Rojo (Red Cape in English) derives its name from both the reddish color of its salt-flats and the reddish tint that characterizes the seaside cliffs along its southern coast. According to legend, the name was given by Christopher Columbus himself, although this is highly unlikely. The first church, founded in 1783, was called San José. The present-day main catholic church is called San Miguel Arcángel Church located in the town’s square.
Cabo Rojo is also well-known for its fishing, particularly the Puerto Real fishing village, and its many seafood restaurants, most of which are found in the village of Joyuda.
Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico beaches and the surrounding area offer a prime backdrop for both active endeavors and relaxing pastimes. From sunbathing to surfing to golfing near the ocean, there is hardly a thing one can’t do. Scuba diving, fishing, and horseback riding are more favorites along with parasailing and windsurfing. If all you need is some time swimming, snorkeling, and laying on the beach, that is also easily accomplished.
Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico sits in the most southwesterly part of the country surrounded by cerulean water and gorgeous, 360-degree scenery. Cabo, more a local gem than a tourist favorite, remains relatively crowd-free and is celebrated for its laid-back feel, vibrant scenery, great seafood restaurants, and well-priced, locally owned hotels. White sand, calm water, and a friendly atmosphere are features of all Cabo Rojo’s beaches without exception.