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 want to spend part of your vacation outdoors? You may be happy to find out that the area has some nature preserves nearby.

Bosque Estatal De Cerrillos is a popular nature preserve found in Puerto Rico, North-Northeast of Ponce. The lake is the main draw for the people who visit the lake. Visitors tend to take kayaks and canoes out onto the water for some sun.

Be sure to look at the following chart for a list of 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


Visitors can visit one of the many parks in and around Ponce.

The parks worth looking into can be seen 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. Other types of natural attractions in Ponce are provided 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

Keep in mind that Ponce has other attractions. Click here to view our extended discussion of other interesting attractions for Ponce.


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