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La Parguera

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La Parguera is a fishing village in the town of Lajas, in the Porta del Sol region of Puerto Rico, know for its bioluminiscent bay, and world class diving.

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Located on the Caribbean side of Puerto Rico just south of Mayaguez.

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Public transportation in Puerto Rico is sparse. Car is recommended for transportation.

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The bioluminescent bay at La Parguera is the main attraction in this small fishing village. The luminescent effect in the bay is the result of a permanent population of tiny micro-organisms called Dinoflagellates. These animals produce a chemical spark of light when disturbed in the water. They can produce striking effects of green and white sparkles that can only be seen at night.

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La Parguera is just 20 minutes from the historic lighthouse at Cabo Rojo. Or, head further North and explore the surf towns of Rincón, Isabella and Aguadilla.

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