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

Attractions Map

Do you enjoy being out in the fresh air? You might be pleased to know the area has several interesting nature preserves nearby.

Bosque Estatal De Cerrillos is a nature preserve located in 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 out the table below to learn more about nature preserves.

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


Travelers can spend some time in one of the many parks in and around Ponce.

The parks available are provided in the table 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 visit some of the more interesting area land formations. Fully natural attractions like these in Ponce are displayed in the chart 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 would prefer having a wider range of points of interest beyond just these, you can look at other locations. For more in-depth coverage of other attractions, go to this page.


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