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Review of Guanica Dry Forest

Guanica Dry Forest
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Guanica
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed February 16, 2014

Walking the beaches at the Dry Forest was a great way to spend a day exploring the water and the cactus of Guanica. Not too many other folks in February, we would encourage decent shoes; the shores vary in topography. Barrel cactus were blooming 2/12. Sunblock a must.

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Reviewed February 5, 2014

There are several trails starting from the information center/headquarters area. Can do short or long hikes. Some beach views. Water necessary and good shoes and a hat.

1  Thank tulieguy
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Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

I went to the Dry Forest on November. As a Caribbean island the weather was just perfect. We entered on a 4x4 Wrangler to the top. It has a beautiful view. We just sit and observe the view with some cold beverages. This is a very good place to go walking or biking with the family. Sunblock is a most and water...

1  Thank orgulloboricua
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

Neat to see the beautiful Caribbean Ocean with it's blue color and cactus plants all over the place. Wear comfortable closed shoes. There are low fat cacti that are dangerous to step on. Needs a good cleaning/ garbage and grafitti in places. Those iguanas that you will see are not native to the island and they are out of control...

Thank wingsonair
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

This was a place that had been mentioned in a lot of lists of Guanica attractions. The staff at our resort also told us about it and we went for an evening hike. Parked our car outside an old wooden gate and started walking on a trail with the Caribbean behind us. The trail kept curving up and we had brilliant views of the orange-tinged evening sky over the sea. The vegetation is quite different from what one can find in a rainforest or similar place.

The best part is that this place hardly receives any precipitation whereas a couple of hundred miles to the north-east, the El Yunque National Forest averages over 200" of annual precipitation. Really put things into perspective. Recommended for views of the sea and great winter sunsets.

2  Thank Sandeep K
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