Natural Attractions in Guánica

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There may not be a town with more green scenery in Puerto Rico than Guanica.  Home to a major destination known as Bosque Estatal de Guanica (or, the Guanica State Forest which also known as the Guanica Dry Forest), this important natural space covers more than 15 square miles and features three different types of forest.  In addition to the forest, Guanica operates a handful of parks, and half a dozen more are accessible within only 10 miles. 

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Bosque Estatal De Guánica

Do you like spending time outside? You might be happy to learn the area has quite a number of nature preserves nearby.

Bosque Estatal De Guánica is a popular nature preserve located 2.2 mi. East of central Guánica. Designated by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve, Bosque Estatal de Guanica is a popular destination for nature seeking tourist and those looking for the most pristine beaches on the island.

Check the following table to learn more.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Guánica
Name Type Location
Bosque Estatal De Guánica Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.2 mi. East of Central Guánica
Cana Gorda State Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.0 mi. Southeast of Central Guánica
La Parguera Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.6 mi. West of Central Guánica


Visitors can spend some time in one of the many parks in and around Guánica.

The parks available are listed directly below.

Parks In and Around Guánica
Name Type Location
Area Recreativa Orlando Lopez Martinez Park 9.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Guánica
Cancha Arquelio Torres Ramirez Park 10.5 mi. Northwest of Central Guánica
Estadio Osvaldo Gutierrez Park 0.4 mi. North of Central Guánica
Parque Angel Guifo Montalvo Park 8.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Guánica
Parque Arturo Lluveras Park 5.9 mi. Northeast of Central Guánica
Parque Bomberos Park 0.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Guánica
Parque De Las Flores Park 1.5 mi. West of Central Guánica
Parque De Santo Domingo Park 11.7 mi. Northwest of Central Guánica
Parque Herminio Ortiz Park 11.8 mi. Northwest of Central Guánica
Parque Infantil Julio Rojas Reyes Park 8.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central Guánica
Punta Papayo Park 8.0 mi. West of Central Guánica

If you want to learn about a wider range of points of interest beyond what's offered on this page, you should think about other possibilities. For more in-depth coverage of other attractions, go to this page.


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