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 located 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

And, one of the most delightful possibilities while spending some time exploring the area is enjoying a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of this nature preserve. The closest place to eat to Bosque Estatal De Boquerón is La Casita, which offers Creole meals. M y M Cafe and Yolanda's Bar & Grill are some of the other refreshment choices nearby. At Yolanda's Bar & Grill you will be able to try a bit of American food and enjoy the Puerto Rico scene.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that enjoy nature preserves, and have the energy to view some others, might consider a trip to Boqueron Wildlife Refuge and Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge; the first is one and a quarter miles to the east of this wildlife reservation. You'll find some additional places of interest in the area, including Punta Papayo, which is five and a half miles away near La Parguera. You might want to also consider making the trip to Cabo Rojo Lighthouse, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

If a visit to the Bosque Estatal De Boquerón isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.

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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