Bosque Estatal De Cambalache

Known for caves and the many bats that call them home, Bosque Estatal De Cambalache is a small park that is rarely crowded. The area is also packed with sudden and steep hills, known as mogotes that give the area a unique landscape that nature-lovers and eco-tourist should enjoy.

There are a few trails that wind through the forest, including shared-use, hiking only, and some dedicated to mountain bikes. However, a big draw to the park is the collection of caves and a chance to see the Puerto Rican Fruit Bats, especially if you come in the early morning or around sunset.


Located on the island of Puerto Rico, Bosque Estatal De Cambalache welcomes local customers and visitors who are rooming on this part of the island or close by. Even if you aren't staying in the vicinity, you should consider stopping by for some fun in the sun. It's 9.3 miles east of Arecibo.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending a few hours exploring the area could be enjoying a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of the nature preserve. Aldo's Italian Pizza Restaurant, which plates up Italian food, is also the closest restaurant to the nature preserve. Also close-by, you and your companions will come across eateries like Big China Restaurant and Cafe La Boca allowing you to choose between multiple dining possibilities.

Nearby Attractions

Other kinds of nearby activities include Parque Infantil, which is four miles away Barceloneta. You might also want to think about visiting Cueva del Indio, which is another attraction in the area.

If a visit to the Bosque Estatal De Cambalache isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, take a look at what is closest in the following table.

Attractions Near Bosque Estatal De Cambalache
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Parque Infantil -- 4.0 mi. (21.1 km) E Barceloneta
Cueva del Indio GeoFeature 4.5 mi. (10.4 km) NW 6.5 mi. East of Arecibo
Parque Juan Ramierz Ortiz -- 7.0 mi. (21.1 km) SE 13.1 mi. East-Northeast of Utuado
Arecibo Lighthouse Other Attraction 7.2 mi. (4.3 km) WNW 2.7 mi. East-Northeast of Arecibo

More Information


The ranger station is only open from 9:00am until 4:00pm, though the park is generally open a bit longer.

Location: Highway 682, Puerto Rico


(787) 878-7279


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