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  • Wildlife

    Bats

    There are approximately thirteen bat species in Puerto Rico including the Parnell’s moustached bat, big brown and red bat, the Mexican bulldog bat (fishing bat), the Antillean ghost-faced bat, Mexican free-tailed bat and the Jamaican fruit-eating bat. Of these thirteen species of bat, seven of them eat mainly insects, one variety lives on nectar alone, one species eats fish and the other ...

  • Sights

    Las Cavernas De Camuy

    The Camuy River is more than just a body of flowing water or a supply of water to the land; it is a creator of natural wonders. If that seems impossible to you then you should visit the Las Cavernas de Camuy. Also known as Caverns of Rio Camuy, this attraction is a most spectacular collection of underground caverns that were created by the Camuy River approximately a million years ago. Today ...

  • Northern Region

    Camuy

    The city of Camuy has two nicknames, "La Ciudad del Sol Taino", which means the “City of the Taíno Sun”, or "La Ciudad Romantica" meaning “Romantic City”. It is said the city’s name was derived from the Taíno word for sun, which is Camuy. Others believe that it was named after the Camuy River. No matter how the name originated, one thing is for certain - it is a breathtaking city. The ...

  • Northern Region

    Vega Alta

    Francisco de los Olivos founded Vega Alta in 1775. It is known to locals as “El Pueblo de los Nangoraos”, meaning Town of Squaters. Vega Alta is located on the northern coast, near the towns of Morovis, Dorado and Vega Baja. This seemingly unremarkable destination in Puerto Rico is known for the breathtaking Vega Alta Forest which is popular with hikers. Vega Alta is also the ...

  • Reserves

    Rio Abajo Forest Reserve

    If you are looking for a great weekend spot, the Rio Abajo Forest Reserve is an excellent place to go. This massive reserve covers more than 5000 acres of land and it features limestone caves, underground rivers, beautiful forests and an abundance of wildlife. The Rio Abajo Forest Reserve is quite easy to find since you need only head out on Route 621 then follow the turn off to the reserve. ...

  • Northern Region

    Hatillo

    Hatillo, pronounced “ah-TEE-yo”, originally consisted of a small piece of land less then ten acres or ten “cuerdas” in size. The land was donated by Agustin Ruiz Miranda on the condition that the majority of the land be used for the erection of public buildings and main streets. The remaining land was to be sold or retrained and used strictly for public housing. This was the beginning of the ...