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Guanica Dry Forest

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Route 334, Guanica, Puerto Rico
+1 787-821-5706
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Great area to visit

Guanica as a city and the surrounding area including the dry forest is a lovely place to visit by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jimmymont
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Jersey City, New Jersey
Unique Dry Forest, With highlands, Midget trees, beaches, Caribbean Sea

This is a hidden gem for outdoor enthusiast, hikers, explorers. Not a lot of publicity for this... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
jabnolla
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“dry forest” (55 reviews)
“el yunque” (11 reviews)
“puerto rico” (23 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Route 334, Guanica, Puerto Rico
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1 - 10 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Guanica as a city and the surrounding area including the dry forest is a lovely place to visit by car and also hike. There are nice beaches in the area and great places to eat pork as you drive through the side roads.

Thank Jimmymont
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden gem for outdoor enthusiast, hikers, explorers. Not a lot of publicity for this top notch attraction. Travel first to the information booth at the top of a mountain to get a map to trails and spots. Signage in town takes you...More

Thank jabnolla
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We decided to explore the Dry Forest, specifically Fuerte Caprón. Most of the reviews or news tell you that to reach to the fort you must walk like 25 minutes which is totally wrong. Once we arrived to the parking area, we signed into a...More

2  Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I traveled here with family, rented a boat from Torres Boat Rental and headed out to this gem. Rented snorkeling gear from West Divers and headed out. This is a small town, good food and nice restaurants. An amazing island experience. . the water is...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We visited Guanica's Dry Forest last February. We arrive by afternoon and we're only able to walk one trail, which I don't remember the name. February is one of the coldest months in PR, yet in this forest it was very hot, as usual. We...More

Thank Luz L
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice, fun place to visit with family. You really need a lot of sun block, water shoes, you can bring a cooler with refreshing drinks SPECIALLY if you have kids. UNFORTUNATELY if you are taking the bote from copa marina resort they will take...More

1  Thank leo1692
Reviewed 7 June 2017

It was a remarkable experience; we walked the "Ballena" road until we arrived at the beaches (it was 1-hour slow pace walk), and then stay in Ballena beach for almost 3 hours, and then we return. Tips: Bring water - lots of water we consumed...More

1  Thank Amy d
Reviewed 6 May 2017

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...More

Thank mdod
Reviewed 21 April 2017 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.

1  Thank lauralousue
Reviewed 29 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...More

1  Thank jorgelrod
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