Bosque Estatal De Boquerón

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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.


Located on the island of Puerto Rico, 9.5 miles south of Cabo Rojo, Bosque Estatal De Boquerón happily welcomes customers lodging on this part of the island. Even if you aren't staying particularly close, you should feel free to stop by for some fun in the sun. It's 4.2 miles west-southwest of La Parguera.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most delightful possibilities while spending a few hours exploring the area could be sharing a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of this nature preserve. The most frequented nearby restaurant to Bosque Estatal De Boquerón is La Casita, which offers Creole meals. Also nearby, you will encounter restaurants including Yolanda's Bar & Grill and La Jamaca Restaurant where you and your companions will want to try a bite of Caribbean food and enjoy the culture of Puerto Rico.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who are a fan of nature preserves, and would like to see others, might consider seeing Boqueron Wildlife Refuge and Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge; the first and closest of which is 1.2 miles away from this nature preserve. You'll find other activities nearby, including Punta Papayo, which is five and a half miles away near La Parguera. You might want to also consider heading to Cabo Rojo Lighthouse, which is another attraction nearby.

If you can't wait to see as many of Puerto Rico's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones 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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