Bosque Estatal De Boquerón

Photo Credit: © Walter Rodriguez CC

Bosque Estatal Boqueron, also known as the Boqueron State Forest, is well known in Puerto Rico for the many birds in the area, and the beautiful beaches that line the shore.

The state forest has a little for everyone. The beaches are sure to draw in a crowd of sunbathing tourist and snorkelers hoping to spot some fish and marine life, while the mangroves are perfect for kayaks drifting through the canal road-like lanes in the water. In addition, the wetlands are a preferred breeding spot for birds, and bird watchers should have an exciting time with the animals they will see.


Bosque Estatal De Boquerón is found on the island of Puerto Rico, 9.5 miles south of Cabo Rojo; it is 4.2 miles to the west-southwest of La Parguera.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most delightful possibilities while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be having a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of this nature preserve. La Casita, which dishes out Creole food, is also the closest restaurant to the nature preserve. M y M Cafe and Yolanda's Bar & Grill are some more nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Yolanda's Bar & Grill you should try a bite of American meals and enjoy the local foods and culture of Puerto Rico.

Nearby Attractions

Those who enjoy nature preserves, and are interested in visiting others, ought to think about Boqueron Wildlife Refuge and Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge; the first of which is one and a quarter miles to the east of Bosque Estatal De Boquerón. You'll find other places of interest in the area, including Punta Papayo, which is five and a half miles away near La Parguera. Also, you might think about heading over to Cabo Rojo Lighthouse, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

Attractions Near Bosque Estatal De Boquerón
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Punta Papayo -- 5.4 mi. (2.1 km) E 1.3 mi. East of La Parguera
Cabo Rojo Lighthouse Other Attraction 5.7 mi. (15.9 km) W 9.9 mi. West of La Parguera
Balneario Publico De Boqueron -- 5.8 mi. (13.9 km) NW 8.6 mi. West of La Parguera
Centro Plaza Lajas -- 6.7 mi. (5.1 km) NNE Lajas

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Generally, these parks are open only during daylight hours.

Location: Puerto Rico


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