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Guanica Dry Forest

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Address: Route 334, Guanica, Puerto Rico
Phone Number:
+1 787-821-5706
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

The Guánica State Forest & Bioshpere Reserve (Bosque Estatal de...

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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Ft Capron, Bellena and Meseta Trails- nice variety

We drove up Highway 334 into the main park area and got a map but it is gated outside park hours so we ended up doing all 3 hikes from highway 333 along the coast. Ft Capron... read more

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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove up Highway 334 into the main park area and got a map but it is gated outside park hours so we ended up doing all 3 hikes from highway 333 along the coast. Ft Capron- we did a nice 1 hour roundtrip hike to Ft Capron starting from the trailhead on the left, just past KM 3 at... More 

Thank mdod
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5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was floored by the amount of trash and litter. Hiking trails were easy, but when you make it to the beach area it was absolutely filthy. Dirty diapers, water bottles, paper plates anything and everything littered on the beach. Made me sad.

Thank lauralousue
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87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

As the name states, the Dry Forest is dry and desert like, even though it borders the coast. Bring plenty of water and try to hike the Fuerte Capron trail. Loose rocks and arid Conditions make it easy get scrapes and bruises, bring good hiking shoes.

Thank jorgelrod
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

My wife and I are adventurous and decided to hike the Fuerte trail (the fort trail) at Guánica State Forest. While hiking, we took the opportunity to do some bird watching and plant identification. Guánica State Forest is a dry forest. Dry forests are interesting ecologically because the forest is usually warm all year, but has a long dry season... More 

1 Thank JKHphD
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103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

There are several trails that can be enjoyed in short walks. There is a cabe in one of the trails that you can climb in to.

Thank jayrodsan
West Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We drove from Aguadilla, took about 1 hour and 1/2 with traffic. At this point it's 11 am and pretty hot. The GPS takes you via two ways: one goes all along the coast and stops near a gate (which may close during rainy days) the other takes you to the visitor center. There we received a map and they... More 

1 Thank TiaraP_13
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

It's very big and Hot and Dry so stay Hydrated. Very pretty and big park, Better to go in early morning to get some exercise and then cool down back at the pool

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32 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great place...it's free and is unique...there is not much to do in Guanica...but this place is a must... Beware of mosquitos and bring snacks and plenty of water...

2 Thank Felix D
Springfield, Vermont
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Take a boat out to Gilligans Island, see massive Iguana's, and lots of ocean life! Snorkel the groves, and bring food! Everyone pays local music and eats all day! It's a true Caribbean feel.

2 Thank Tanya P
Gottmadingen, Germany
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71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We have been many times at the Guanica dry forest, which one can explore depending on own fitness. We have been at the bat caves (difficult to find), have walked the regular paths or just walked further east of playa Tamarindo. One is for sure: You will not have too many other tourists around you...

Thank 66Norbert

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