Tag: forest

  • El Yunque National Forest

    Nature lover’s travelling to Puerto Rico will likely enjoy a visit to the El Yunque National Forest. This stunning wilderness area has the distinction of being the only tropical rain forest listed in the United States National Forest System.

  • Guanica Biosphere Reserve and State Forest

    Located on the southwest coast of Puerto Rico, within the municipality of Guanica, the Guanica Biosphere Reserve and State Forest (Bosque Estatal de Guánica) is considered to be the best example of subtropical dry forest in the Caribbean. This picturesque and ecologically significant area has been a forest reserve since 1919, with the United Nations declaring it a UNESCO International ...

  • Penuelas

    A journey east of San Juan for about two hours will have you arrive at Peñuelas, a small town in Puerto Rico. The town is located on the southern coast of the island and is bordered by the exquisite blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Peñuelas is home to almost 30 000 people and it covers approximately 114 square kilometers of land. The municipality is divided into 12 wards with Peñuelas ...

  • Quebradillas

    Quebradillas is known for the many streams that run through the town and it also enjoys close proximity to about twenty designated forest reserves. The town is sometimes called "La Guarida del Pirata", which means "The Pirate's Hideout", because of the fact that the town was a known Pirate hidey-hole many centuries ago. Today the strongest proof of this fact is a structure that can be found ...

  • Guanica

    Guanica got its name from the Taino Indian term that means "here is a place with water". Guanica is a beautiful town with many places of interest; it has beautiful beaches and the largest remaining tract of cactus-scrub-subtropical dry forest in the world. The dry forest has more than 700 plant species of which 16 exist nowhere else in the world and 48 are endangered.

  • Cambalache Forest Reserve

    The Cambalache Forest Reserve can be found east of Arecibo. It is just north of a cluster of coastal limestone formations that can be found in this part of Puerto Rico. The lush, thick forest lies specifically in the Holridge's Subtropical Moist Forest Life zone. The Reserve has great camping facilities, with areas in particular being provided for those who would like to spend a couple of ...

  • Guajataca Forest Reserve

    The Guajataca Forest Reserve, or Bosque Estatal de Guajataca, is located in Puerto Rico’s Karst region. This is a popular hiking reserve in Puerto Rico. Hikers are attracted to the Guajataca Forest Reserve because the 960 hectares of dense Guajataca Forest features many challenging and enjoyable hiking routes. The hiking trails cover approximately 40 kilometres of the reserve and further ...

  • Guilarte Forest Reserve

    The Guilarte Forest Reserve is located in the Cordillera Central region. It is one of the most beautiful reserves in Puerto Rico and features dense tropical forests and a spectacular range of tree species. In fact, there are approximately 100 different species of trees in this small area. The Cordillera Central is a large range of mountains that dominates the skies in the Guilarte State ...

  • Punta Ballena Reserve

    If you are looking for an escape from the usual hustle and bustle of life or you want to spend some time getting better acquainted with Puerto Rico's natural beauty, then Punta Ballena Reserve is for you. Puerto Rico boasts an abundance of varied habitats and a wonderful selection of wildlife inhabits the country's protected areas. Punta Ballena Reserve is certainly no exception. Its ...

  • Toro Negro Forest Reserve

    The beautiful Toro Negro Forest Reserve is situated between Adjuntas and Jayuya, along the renowned Ruta Panoramica. Encompassing some 2 834 hectares in the Central Cordillera, Toro Negro Forest Reserve (or Black Bull Forest Reserve) takes in Puerto Rico’s highest peak, Cerro La Punta (1 338 m). Boasting exquisite views and fascinating wildlife, Toro Negro is a must for visitors to the ...