Cocina Creativa is a wonderful break from the excess of fried food options. They offer a great menu in an extremely relaxed environment. There are many sandwiches and also delicious pizzas to choose from. Everything is reasonably priced and you will leave feeling just a bit healthier than when you arrived. This location can be somewhat hard to find because the logo you see in the picture tends to be hid behind cars and landscaping. Just keep an eye out for the Econo, as Cocina Creativa is right next door.
Wilderness is one of the most popular surf spots in Aguadilla. If there is a strong wind out of the East most spots along the North Coast are blown out, but Wilderness is around the bend enough to be protected from that wind. It can hold anything from a small swell through a monster winter swell.
On small days you can paddle out from many points, but you still want to paddle in at the little river mouth on the far end of the parking lot. When the swell is big, you ideally want to paddle out and in at that river mouth (We have that river mouth point marked on our map). On those big days it takes some focus and effort to make it back to that river mouth, but you really want to do your best or accept the fact that you will probably cut your feet on the reef and get urchins.
We also have the route to Wilderness mapped out for you. You will take a road that cuts through the golf course, across from the Aguadilla Airport, and down towards the beach. It will transfer from asphalt to dirt and lead down to the parking lot. Recently that dirt portion of the road has got very rough, but a small car should still make it with ease.
The Ruins in Aguadilla Puerto Rico are between the Golf Course and Wilderness. The story we have always been told is that it used to be a light house, but we are not completely sure if that is true. People park along the side of the dirt road and take the opportunity to shoot pictures. The only warning is that we have had locals tell us that you should not hang out there after sunset.
We have confirmed that this was the old Aguadilla lighthouse. It was destroyed in the early 1900s by the combination of a strong earthquake and the tsunami that followed it. It was heavily damaged and later rebuild on the elevated cliff-side near the golf coarse.
During the same earthquake the Lighthouse in Rincon was also heavily damaged. That lighthouse was rebuilt and sits on one of the most beautiful spots in the world. You can see the Rincon Lighthouse at: goseepr.com/rincon-lighthouse/
If you have never visited Puerto Rico then this post may seem like a lack of effort on our part, but it isn’t. Unfortunately, marketing is not always their strong suit here, but making GREAT sweets and sandwiches is.
When I am staying in Aguadilla I visit this bakery almost everyday. About a week ago I was there on a Sunday morning around 9am and lucked into the freshest donut of my entire life. I literally watched the guy putting on the glaze, then turn around and hand it to me. It was the most delicious thing I have ever ate. It was super hot, crispy and sweet as ever. They also make great sandwiches that they press to toast it.
On most days they have someone there that can speak English, but regardless, they are extremely friendly and its easy to explain what you want. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BAKERY. View the map and pictures to find it.
Finding Wishing Well without a GPS can be quite time consuming. If you are up for the challenge at least do your best to remember points on the map before heading out. However, we highly recommend a GPS for this spot
Wishing Well is best known as a surf spot, but it is much less consistent than the surrounding waves of Aguadilla. However, there are very few places in Puerto Rico, or for that matter the world, as scenic as this. If you are in the Aguadilla area, grab your GPS and stop by Wishing Well.
Our only warning is that the small public parking lot at the end of the road just in front of Wishing Well is littered with the glass of many broken car windows so do not leave valuables in your car. The beach front is only steps from the parking lot, so as long as you are not going out snorkeling or surfing you should be fine. Better yet, there is a house right there at the end of the road that will let you park in the yard for a small fee. That house is pictured with the rooster on the roof top. We have parked in the public lot on many occasions and never had an issue, but it never hurts to play it safe.