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 being outside? You may be happy to find out that the area has a good selection of nature preserves nearby.

Bosque Estatal De Guánica is a great nature preserve located 2.2 mi. East of central Guánica. As a nature reserve, not much of the area is built up. As such, the activities tend to revolve around the beautiful beaches, hiking trips, and other nature sightseeing.

Take a moment to read the following table for information concerning nature preserves.

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


Vacationers can enjoy one of the many parks in and around Guánica.

The parks available can be seen 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 are looking for a wider range of attractions beyond what's offered on this page, you might want to look beyond these choices. To learn about more other attractions for Guánica, use this link.


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