Amazing Wildlife in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is an island teeming with life. From the sparkling ocean waters to the dazzling forests, Puerto Rico boasts an amazing diversity and abundance of wildlife. Be sure to explore the many natural areas of this country and discover its fascinating creatures.

If you have a special interest in snakes, you might find the Puerto Rican Boa to be particularly interesting. Or, if you prefer frogs, the Coqui Frog – the unofficial national symbol of the country – is delightfully interesting to observe. But there is so much more to discover. Birds, fish and mammals abound and only by making a genuine effort to study the animals living in this part of the Caribbean, will you truly start to appreciate the extensive diversity of Puerto Rican wildlife.

Most of the wildlife in Puerto Rico is easily spotted in the national parks in and around the island that are maintained by the Department of Environmental & Natural Resources. Of course there are plenty of unspoiled natural habitats in other parts of the island, but these may fall on private land and so access to them is limited. The wonderful variations in topography on the island allow for interesting plant and animal diversity and there are also several smaller islands off the coast that have been carefully preserved for the sake of sustaining wildlife in Puerto Rico. If you love animals you simply have to make sure that you spend time exploring these great wilderness areas. So make sure that at least one of Puerto Rico's nature reserves in included in your travel itinerary!

 


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BIENVENIDA DE LEON - 2011-05-10 00:07:48

My boyfriend and I are going for the first time. What city would you recommend us to stay in, near the beach and safe!! Any other advice would be appreciated!! Thanks
HI.. GO TO PALMAS DEL MAR IN HUMACAO, SOUTH EAST OF THE ISLAND.IS AWAY FROM THE METRO AREA AND THE BEACH IS RIGHT THERE. VERY QUIT. HOTEL SHERATON, CASINOS ETC...CALL THEM BEFORE U GO. THAT WAY U KNOW IS THATS WHAT U WANT...... U WILL HAVE FUN ANY WHERE U GO. PUERTO RICO IS THE PALCE TO GO. :)

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rose - 2011-04-13 21:43:17

does Puerto Rico have iguanas? how big?
yes we have iguanas but they are not big well maybe a little big but is not bigger if you like iguanas you must go to the park Julio Enrique Monagas in ponce you will se a lot of iguanas

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The Josh - 2011-02-26 22:46:23

Wonder how a frog gets so small? Is it like, radioactive soil they just baith into?

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