Aguada is part of the Porta del Sol touristic region in Puerto Rico.
Aguada is located .in the west coast of the island of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Aguada is part of the Coastal Plains of the West, which features fertile terrain. Although the terrain is mostly plain, there are some mountains to the south and southeast.
Among the mountains located in Aguada are the Atalaya peak, located within the limits of Aguada and Rincón. Also, the San Francisco mountain, which is the birth point of the Cordillera Central, and Cerro Gordo, peaking at 853 feet (260 meters).
Historically, the economy of Aguada was mostly based on the processing of sugarcane. The Central Coloso, located in the Guanábano ward of Aguada, was one of the most important refineries in the island. It was also the last one to cease operations, officially closing in 2003.
Aside of sugar mills, there was also a cattle and wood industry established. As of 2012, the economy relies mostly on small businesses and manufacturing.