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Guanica Dry Forest

Route 334, Guanica, Puerto Rico
787-821-5706
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Guanica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Forests
Activities: Viewing foliage, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
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... more » 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. « less
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Guanica, Puerto Rico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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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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65 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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Puerto Rico
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The Guánica State Forest & Bioshpere Reserve (Spanish: Bosque Estatal de Guánica) was designated as a forest reserve in 1919 and a United Nations Biosphere Reserve in 1981. It is considered the best preserved subtropical forest and the best example of dry forest in the Caribbean. If you visit El Yunque and then goes to Guánica you can have a... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

While planning our first trip to PR we were intrigued by the concept of a 'dry forest'. The road to our first stop, Mary Lee's by the Sea, was on the edge of the Dry Forest, and we came to understand the name.This coastal nature preserve receives very little precipitation except during the rainy season, and the native ecosystem has... More

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