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Guanica Dry Forest

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Address: Route 334, Guanica, Puerto Rico
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+1 787-821-5706
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Easy day hike in an interesting forest type

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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West Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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...

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Springfield, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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.

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Gottmadingen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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...

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Thank 66Norbert
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Love this forest! As a local I am use to thick vegetation and humid forest but here I felt like in another country ! The vegetation is alien and great! Is hot but the ocean breeze will help you! There is a trail that end in a nearby beach! Two big bottles of water ok !!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Great for hiking. Must take water and electrolyte beverages, the weather is very hot and the humidity is high. Maps provided are strip maps, not so motivating on that. No guides.

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Madison, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The Guanica Dry Forest in the southwest of Puerto Rico is a very different experience from that of El Yunque in the northeast. We only spent a couple hours covering the upper trail (even then it is a little hard to follow on the maps given by the ranger). We got what we expected; a hot, dry day but with... More 

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