Natural Attractions in Ponce

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Not far off from a state forest reserve, Ponce has a few natural attractions of its own to promote days spent outdoors in which beaches are not involved.  The topography of the town ranges from coastal plains to verdant mountains with 12 rivers and numerous springs providing green space and breathtaking waterways.  

Nature Preserves and Hiking

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Do you like being outdoors? You might be happy to find out that the area has several interesting nature preserves nearby.

Bosque Estatal De Cerrillos is a nature preserve located within Puerto Rico, North-Northeast of Ponce. Focused around the lake and dam, Bosque Estatal de Cerrillos, (Cerrillos State Forest) offers guests various activities involving the lake and the small forest surrounding it.

Check this table for more information about your options.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Ponce
Name Type Location
Bosque Estatal De Cerrillos Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 6.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Ponce
Isla Caja de Muerto Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 10.1 mi. Southeast of Central Ponce


Vacationers can experience one of the many parks in and around Ponce.

The parks you'll be able to find are provided in the chart below.

Parks In and Around Ponce
Name Type Location
Luis A. Wito Morales Park Park 5.2 mi. Northeast of Central Ponce
Parque Del Pino Villalba Park 6.7 mi. Northwest of Central Los Llanos
Parque Don Pedro Albizu Campos Park 0.1 mi. Southeast of Central Penuelas
Parque Infantil Julio Rojas Reyes Park 4.1 mi. East of Central Yauco
Parque Las Delicias Park Downtown Ponce

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to go see some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Fully natural attractions like these in Ponce are summarized in the table below.

Land Formations In Ponce
Name Type Location
Caleta de Cabullones Bay 3.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Ponce
Lago Giles Lake 3.6 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Ponce
Laguna de las Salinas Lagoon 4.3 mi. South West of Central Ponce

If you want to learn about a wider variety of attractions beyond what's offered on this page, you should look at other locations. Read this article regarding even more attractions if you want to discover some more information.


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