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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, Nature & Parks
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...
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Type: Forests, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Took wife and daughters to Tamarindo beach (which is at the end of the road that runs just south of the dry forest) and then hiked for over 3 hours. The vegetation is amazing, there are plenty of birds to see, just walk slowly and stop to hear the forest sounds. Worth your time if you can spare a few... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Can't drive through. It would be nice if they had roads for those who are disabled or too old to manage a hiking trek.

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Champaign, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

There is definitely different vegetation here than El Yunque. The trails near the headquarters are well kept, but not the ones near the beach. We got eaten alive by bugs near the beach. Not much to see in either case, other than what you can see at El Yunque. It is very hot not humid, hence the dry forest. But... More 

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Boston, Ma
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32 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

There are several swimable beaches. The beach trails were just great to walk. We did it every day. Saw an American Kestrel Hawk -- what a treat. Counted 11 different types of butterflies. As you can guess I enjoy my photography.

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Seattle, Washington
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10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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cork
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4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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