Natural Attractions in Caguas

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Located at the heart of Puerto Rico, a trip to Caguas means forgoing immediate access to the beach in favor of quick trips into the Central Mountain Range.  The town is set in a valley surrounded by verdant rolling hills and plenty of green space to explore from parks and botanical gardens to hidden waterfalls. 


La Coca Falls

Even though most people visiting the area are drawn by the beautiful coastline, those aren't the only way to experience the area's natural beauty. The one example is La Coca Falls. It is situated 12.1 mi. East-Northeast of central Caguas. <p>This tremendous waterfall is one of the many wonders located in El Yunque National Park, though luckily, is not too far into the forest. Offering breathtaking views, this waterfall also allows visitors to climb up close to it and really feel the thundering force.</p>

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Caguas Botanical Garden

Vacationers can also experience one of the many parks, or a botanical garden in and around Caguas.

To surround yourself with beautiful tropical vegetation, you might want to visit Caguas Botanical Garden, which is found within Caguas. The botanical garden in Caguas exhibits some of the natural floral life in Puerto Rico, as well as some art work and presentations on the farming history of the island. This is a nice attraction for anyone looking for a relaxing walk while learning a little more about the island.

The parks and gardens available are summarized in the table below.

Parks and Gardens In and Around Caguas
Name Type Location
Area Recreativa Real Patillas Park 11.1 mi. South of Central Caguas
Bosque Urbano De San Patricio Park Hato Rey, 12.8 mi. North of Central Caguas
Caguas Botanical Garden Botanical Garden 2.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Caguas
Estadio Municipal Guaynabo Park Guaynabo, 11.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Caguas
Palmer Plaza Park Central Caguas
Parque De Valenciano Park Juncos, 7.1 mi. East of Central Caguas
Parque Evaristo Varo Boldan Park Gurabo, 4.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central Caguas
Parque Felipe Diaz Torres Park Juncos, 6.9 mi. East of Central Caguas
Parque Jesus M. Freire Park Cidra, 9.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Caguas
Parque Managas Pista Atletica Park Central Caguas
Parque Manolo Fontanez Park Aguas Buenas, 5.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Caguas
Parque Pedro Millan Clara Park Central Caguas

Needless to say, you can find additional attraction types available too. Readers can find out more concerning other attractions here.


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