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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
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The Guánica State Forest & Bioshpere Reserve (Bosque Estatal de...

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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El Bosque Seco - good hiking trail options

It is located at the end of route 334. There is a sign on 116 that indicate La Luna entrance. The central information booth has an area for parking. There are also bathrooms... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
RosyJaywalk
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Manhattan
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is located at the end of route 334. There is a sign on 116 that indicate La Luna entrance. The central information booth has an area for parking. There are also bathrooms located there. We went to the Dry Forest, and it happened to shower intermittently. It made our 5 km hike to Fuerte Capron a bit less grueling.... More 

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Thank RosyJaywalk
Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We chose not to do a real long hike and had a fun hour round trip hike that had a couple great views.

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Thank Scott535
Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Fantastic hike with wild nature weird Cactus and wonderful cliffs! We walked along the coast and loved it. Please be careful with the cliffs - I was standing on one...and minutes after I walked away a huge wave went over it....I would never have expected that...so please keep away from them!

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1 Thank Alfred K
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Fort Capron Espectacular view from the bay of Guanica and Cordillera Central Mountains.. dry forest all around the fort see cactus and so many diferent plants and trees in this area.

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2 Thank Ricardo D
Germantown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

A car is absolutely needed to access this area: Playa Sucia and Lighthouse. Once on the preserve there is ample parking. However, be prepared for a long walk to either the dreamlike beach or the lighthouse. Well worth the visit!

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1 Thank Magda41162
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

I highly recommend visiting the guanica dry Forrest, beautiful remote beaches, beautiful people and great food. Wonderfully relaxing.

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1 Thank carribeaner
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Being an island, in the sunny Caribbean, Puerto Rico does have a small desértico area on its southwest corner. Not a real desert, mind you, but a very dry area akin to Aruba. Good for the brave Zoologist or Botanist!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

I have hike many times at the guanica dried forest always early in the morning with 85% uv protection, insect repellant and plenty of water. Heat tends to keep people from exploring This was my first time hiking the Meseta trail after 4 hours and at least 100 photos I guarantee its wort it. 3 miles one way, of spectacular... More 

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1 Thank Joel E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Don't forget to bring lots of water with you. Overall its a beautiful wonder of nature. Definitely recommend to go with a guide or a tour group.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We stayed near the Guanica Dry Forest and it was so beautiful! We also made a day trip to the rainforest but staying near the dry forest was a great idea. I've never seen anything like it!

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