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  • Sights

    Marquesa Canopy Tour

    If you’re looking for a new and exciting perspective on the wonders of nature, you should definitely head out to the La Marquesa Forest Reserve in Puerto Rico. The Original Canopy Tour Company has launched a canopy tour at this fantastic location that will have you up close and personal with all flora and fauna. The Marquesa Canopy Tour will give you a new perspective on life.

  • Reserves

    Cabo Rojo Wildlife Refuge

    If you travel to Puerto Rico’s west coast you will find a number of natural wonders that are well worth visiting. One of these is the Cabo Rojo Wildlife Refuge and Salt Flats Interpretive Centre. The protected area features some rather unusual plant diversity and is absolutely filled with birds.

  • Wildlife

    Fish

    Puerto Rico is home to an abundance of freshwater and saltwater fish, both native and introduced. These can be found in the natural lakes, man-made lakes, rivers and seas of Puerto Rico. Why not spend the day snorkeling in Puerto Rico's waters to discover the various fish species. With such an abundance and variety of fish, it is no wonder that fishing in Puerto Rico is a popular activity.

  • Wildlife

    Coqui Frog

    Coqui Frogs (Eleutherodactylus coqui) are a unique species of tree frogs found mainly on the island of Puerto Rico. There are sixteen species of Coqui Frogs, of which eleven are endemic to Puerto Rico. Thirteen of these species of frog can be found in the El Yunque National Forest, previously referred to as the Caribbean National Forest.

  • Wildlife

    Parrot

    The Puerto Rican Parrot (Amazona vittata), also known as the Puerto Rican Amazon, has been on the endangered list since 1967. Their numbers, both in the wild and in captivity are dangerously low. The Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program has been working tirelessly to raise awareness to the plight of this remarkable bird species. The program has been working together with the U.S. Forest ...

  • Wildlife

    Boa

    The Puerto Rican Boa (Epicrates inornstus) is another of Puerto Rico’s wildlife species that finds its existence threatened and it is named on the IUCN endangered species list. History shows that the Puerto Rican Boa was hunted for snake oil and the exportation thereof. Sadly, the illegal hunting of this beautiful Puerto Rican snake is still ongoing. By the 1900’s, hunting and deforestation ...

  • 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 ...

  • Wildlife

    Antillean Manatee

    If you’ve ever seen the oddly graceful manatee make its way through water you might well be captivated by these unusual creatures. This delightful aquatic mammal belongs to the Sirenia mammalian order and is often grouped together with Dugongs and the now extinct Steller’s Sea Cow. As such, they are often referred to as sea cows but this is in fact incorrect. The Antillean Manatee ...

  • Attractions

    Wildlife

    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.

  • Eastern Region

    Culebra

    Culebra has a uniquely friendly atmosphere with wonderful beaches, anchorages and some good snorkeling spots to satisfy all your water-sport needs. Culebra also enjoys an all year warm climate with temperatures between 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit and it doesn't have a prolonged rain fall season. This means anytime is a good time to visit the Spanish Virgin Island of Culebra.