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Guanica Dry Forest

Address: Route 334, Guanica, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-821-5706
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Guanica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing foliage, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Guánica State Forest & Bioshpere Reserve (Bosque Estatal de Guánica, in Spanish) is an great example of a dry forest, as compared to the rain forests found elsewhere on the island. Covering almost 1,000 acres, it has been designated as a United Nations International Biosphere Reserve. The forest offers many well-maintained trails and is a bird-watcher’s paradise.

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Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The range here was very welcoming and knowledgable about the area. He will share his maps and give you advice on which trails to take according to what you would like to see. We saw some very unusual birds and reptiles here along with some of the biggest termite abodes I have ever seen.. The ground is uneven and rocky... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is a wonderful forest park. But it closes at 4.30 (really you have to be back at your car at 4). The map which you receive from the information office is in B/W and it is just a one page photocopy. There are no times or distances given on it and it is not easy to read. The map... More

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Guanica, Puerto Rico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Guanica's Dry Forest has so much diversity in such a small place. Hundreds of species both native and exotic. This forest is highly overlooked, people usually just go to El Yunque. The changes in conditions give space for different types of communities to grow within meters of each other. You can see the trails over by the main entrance, or... More

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

If you want to disconnect from the routine Gilligan's Island is the perfect place. To me Gilligan is one of the best beaches in Puerto Rico. You must arrive early to the dock from where the boat takes people to the island because it is always full. The cost of the boat trip is around $ 7. The food on... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Although a good effort for some conservationism and eco-tourism, in the end it is not that interesting. Also, although of course not like El Yungue, it was surprisingly humid which would normally just make you slow down. Unfortunately, the amount of aggressive mosquitoes forced you to keep the pace up.

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Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
65 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The dry Forest is located in the town. Of Guanica. The Ranger station on the top watch like and Eagle the area. Hiking areas. Down the Station Punta Ballena Beach. During the month of november and thru February hundred of whale swin down here to has their babies whale. From the northwest out of Aguadilla. Aguada, Rincon and up to... More

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Tampa, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

When staying at Copamarina resort I like walk the paths of the Dry Forest and see the exotic birds. Be prepared. It is hot so take water. Puerto Rico is one of the few places in the world where both a Tropical Rain Forest and a Tropical Dry Forest exist in such close proximity.

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Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A very interesting place, with cacti and other succulents, lizards, birds and some awesome views of the ocean. Well worth the trip, but don't blink or you may miss the entrance.

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Groton, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This place is great for those who like the nature, is great to take pictures. Also, Guanica is a very hot town so bring enough water. I would not recommend this place for the kids.

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Rincon, Puerto Rico
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I was shocked by all the greenery in the Forest. We had to peak around the trees to spy the cactus and succulents. As a girl scout in Phoenix, Arizona in the Camelback mt. and Superstition Mts, my desert hiking skills paid off . We prepped with carrying lots of room temperature water, coco water, and aloe water. We drank... More

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