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“Enjoy the Beauty...Don't forget the water while walk in the trails.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Guanica Dry Forest

Guanica Dry Forest
Route 334, Guanica, Puerto Rico
787-821-5706
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Guanica
Type: Forests, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing foliage, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
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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.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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“Enjoy the Beauty...Don't forget the water while walk in the trails.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

You can rent a bike to enjoy this forest. Don't forget to be hydrated, is really dry! Temperatures in October vary heat up 100F or a little more. Looking up into some of the larger trees, and you may notice the impressive brown nests of termites and their covered trails along the branches. You can see hermit crab too, be careful. The Guánica Biosphere Reserve has been rightfully called perhaps"the best example of subtropical dry forest vegetation in the World" and is a Must See.

Visited October 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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“Must Hike, one of the best area in the island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This dry forest will introduce you to an amazing diversity of the flora and birds of Puerto Rico. Get plenty water with yoou, early morning are the best or late afternoon for birdwatching. Many endemics birds by the trail area. (endemic is PR only) If you go to the end of the forest taking the route that will finish at Tamarindo beach area, that trail will take you to a dwarst forest and amazing vistas from the cliffs. Beautiful beach!! take water, snacks, good shoes. NO PERFUME or BODY LOTIONS with scent so you dont get attact by mosquitos or bees. ENJOY NATURE! Go OUT

Visited July 2012
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San German, Puerto Rico
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“dry forest”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

The Forest beutiful the gide not so good he new what he was talking but to long speach and you cant walk most of the places you like to explore

Visited June 2012
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Concord, New Hampshire
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“Interesting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

I felt that it was a little hard to find at first because not all roads are well marked, and it seems like you are on a one-lane road for most of the way up. There are several hiking trails you can take, and there is an informational station where you can get a map and informational pamphlet about animals there. We were traveling with our children (elementary school age) and we felt that although it was interesting, we didn't see much other than birds and some vegetation. It was also extremely hot, so don't forget your water. I think it was great to go once, but I don't think I'd go again.
NOTE: If you like beaches, several of the beaches near the dry forest route (on the map you get at the info station) are very nice and they weren't busy at all. They didn't have much in the way of services (just a beach & parking), but you could definitely swim without much competition from the hoards at other beaches.

Visited July 2012
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Salinas, Puerto Rico
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“Cool and sweaty experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

This is one of the driest places in Puerto Rico. The nature is amazing. You have to be able to walk for long periods of time. Must bring water to drink through the trails. Don't forget the camera. Lots of flora and fauna very common and segregated only in this area.

Visited June 2012
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