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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 5 things to do in Guanica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Forests, 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: Nature & wildlife areas, Forests, 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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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Bohemia, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Great spot to visit. Nice hiking and mostly in the shade. We saw many different birds. Highly recommend

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Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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 reviews 3 reviews
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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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33 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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
27 helpful votes 27 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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