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Guanica Dry Forest

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Address: Route 334, Guanica, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-821-5706
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Viewing foliage, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: The Guánica State Forest & Bioshpere Reserve (Bosque Estatal de Guánica...
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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Bring water

A must if you make it to this part of the island. We were wanting to get some exercise and this was the best place. Bring a camera too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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151 reviews 151 reviews
45 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A must if you make it to this part of the island. We were wanting to get some exercise and this was the best place. Bring a camera too.

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Mount Joy PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Maybe it's just the trail we took, but there wasn't much to see in the forest itself. SOME unique flora/fauna, and about .5 mile in there is a clearing with a view to the ocean that was incredible. But cut across the marsh to the vast coast line to see some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean! Guanica... More 

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Asheville, NC
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157 reviews 157 reviews
60 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Imagine the fauna of Arizona and the coast of southern Florida combined. This is a very interesting area with quiet beaches and trails. Unfortunately, signage and public information is sparse.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This place was easy to find and very well maintained with nice maps and bathrooms and staff. Sure it is a dry forest so it is hot and arid but what isn't so obvious is how rocky it will be. Be careful not to sprain your ankles! Tons of loose rocks the whole way.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We arrived at the parking lot at about 11:30. Being somewhat fit 50 something year olds that enjoy hiking we brought water and snacks, and wore closed toe shoes. We took the Fuerte trail to the remains of the fort. The hike is slated for 3 hours for 6 kilometers. The trail is mostly rolling hills; there is a nice... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There are lots of trails here. The one along the sea was the only one we walked along and it was awesome. Parking at the end of the access road past CopaMarina Resort.

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New York City, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful place for hiking, do not do this hike in Sandals or thin soles shoes, the trails are very rocky and dusty. The locals consider guanica the desert area of puerto rico. Yes the air is dry and extremely hot So come prepared with water, bug spray and sunscreen. The hike is completely different from El yunque... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

There is really nothing to see here. Many trails were closed. There aren't any tour guides. The map wasn't helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I recommed to all to go and take a MTB tide thru the forest. Do not forget to stop at the Capton Fort and enjoy the beutiful view of Guanica Bay!!!

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We hiked a great trail, Liuveras and Granados loop and saw many birds including the Lizard Cuckoo, Lesser Pewee, Adelaide's Warbler, and Tody. The staff was helpful and has basic English.

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