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.


Positioned in the heart of the island of Puerto Rico, Bosque Estatal De Cambalache invites residents and tourists who are lodging on this part of the island or close by. Regardless of whether or not you're staying in the vicinity, you should feel free to stop by to check out the sights. From this location, Arecibo is nine and a half miles (15 kilometers) to the west.

Nearby Restaurants

There are numerous restaurants to pick from in the neighborhood surrounding this wildlife reservation. The most nearby place to eat to Bosque Estatal De Cambalache is Aldo's Italian Pizza Restaurant, which has a menu full of Italian meals. Also nearby, you and your party will come across options like Big China Restaurant and Cafe La Boca so with any luck, at least one of these close by options will placate the whole party.

Nearby Attractions

Other nearby activities include Parque Infantil, which is four miles away Barceloneta. You might also consider heading to Cueva del Indio, which is another attraction nearby.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

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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