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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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Nice Hike

We took a morning hike along the Meseta trail of Guanica Dry Forest. The trail snakes along a rugged coastline packed with arches, blowholes, small beaches, and dramatic bluffs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Louisville, Colorado
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Louisville, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We took a morning hike along the Meseta trail of Guanica Dry Forest. The trail snakes along a rugged coastline packed with arches, blowholes, small beaches, and dramatic bluffs. The vegetation is pretty cool with a mixture of cactus and other plants adapted to dry conditions. It gets a bit hot as the day progresses, though... Recommended!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

They have very friendly personnel who tell you which options do you have. They have a very good interpretative trail map and the facilities look like new. I wish they have extended working hours (they were up to 4:30pm, at which time they close the gates).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This unique biosphere is a must see for everyone who visits puerto rico. They have several trails to choose from. But a word of warning...bring plenty of water. Ask the the ranger about where each trail takes you and how long. There are no benches or cover to sit, no restrooms along the trails. In summer it gets extremely hot,... More 

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Sanbana Grande, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

If you know the rain forest in the north-east of the Island, you need to come and see the opposite. Hot dry weather, but windy. A different forest. Yes, with only 2 1/2 hours of different in time you will see two different forest in the same Island. This one is beautiful and end in the south cost of the... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Awesome pics I got here really amazing sorrounding areas are also great to pass by, people are very friendly

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Guanica Dry Forest is exactly what the name describes... a dry forest! It' nothing more than some acres of land located in the driest part of the Island. And that is what makes it so unique and beautiful. The fact that some of the fauna and flora are unique to this part of the Island, because of the arid... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Very interesting area, dry and different flora and fauna. Better to go in January, March or April because it is very dry and hot during summer. The persons that love nature will love the place.

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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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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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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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Address: Route 334, Guanica, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-821-5706
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Guanica

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