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Salt Flats and Wildlife Refuge

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Worth the stop!

We were heading to the lighthouse and Playa Sucia and fortunately decided to check this out. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Neat salt flats!

Really cool to climb the stairs in the watch tower to look out over the salt flats and the... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Road 301 Km 11, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed today via mobile

So it’s not the most remarkable experience you’ll have, but worth a quick peek on the way to the Lighthouse/Beach area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Keiffer27
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were heading to the lighthouse and Playa Sucia and fortunately decided to check this out. A neat little stop with a very informative visitor center and lots of great information. The view from the observation deck is impressive

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jen4h2o
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This was a very interesting and great place to see. However, seem as is not well taken care off. It was interested to see how the salt is extracted and even run into some crabs as we walked. I really enjoy the view and wish...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

Really cool to climb the stairs in the watch tower to look out over the salt flats and the collection pools where the ocean water comes in to be dried up and the salt then extracted. Across the street is a small quiant museum and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DCPRTraveler
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Actually here visiting this site this week and staying in condos next to it. The Salt.Ponds and Refuge is all but abandoned. Also just saw various birds and wild cats. The odor has gotten out of control due to lack of upkeep. The odor is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Devin S
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

The salt flats were really neat. The wildlife refuge from what I saw was just a lot of wild cats though.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sometingwong
Reviewed December 18, 2017

Beautiful view . You can smell the ocean, feel the peace and tranquility of the nature. You can see a lot of different type of birds.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank JulioECP
Reviewed September 23, 2017

On my way back from the lighthouse I stopped by the Salt Flats and Wildlife Refuge. I recommend everybody see this history. I had study in school that Puerto Rico made sugar and coffee; however, when I learned of this history I was amazed. The...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JudyV409
Reviewed September 9, 2017

Climbed the tower to see the best view of the salt flats. Visited the interpretive center and had an excellent tour! The guide was very informative. You can purchase a small bag of salt and other items. Well worth the stop.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank MEL R
Reviewed August 16, 2017

We were the only people here on this day and come to realize that the tower to the salt flats was only open Wednesday-Sunday. We hiked in the woods to the observation tower which took about 20-25 minutes of brisk walking. We were prepared with...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank SuzeeQL
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November 18, 2017|
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Response from 413jasminb | Reviewed this property |
Actually, don't mind my answer. I made a mistake and thought that you had asked about the refuge in Ocean Springs as I had reviewed both of them. I have not been back to the one you're asking about after hurricane María... More