Tag: karst

  • 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 ...

  • Geography

    The island of Puerto Rico has surprising geographical diversity with some 60% of the island's terrain being very hilly. There are also caves, deserts, oceans, rivers and stunning beaches. The three distinct physiographic regions are divided into the karst areas, the coastal lowlands and the mountainous region.

  • 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 ...