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 invites vacationers who are lodging on this part of the island. But even if you aren't staying nearby, you should consider stopping by to check it out. If you're wondering, Arecibo is nine and a half miles (15 kilometers) to the west.

Nearby Restaurants

If you've worked up an appetite exploring the nature sanctuary, you're in luck, as you'll find a broad selection of lunch and dinner options in the vicinity. Aldo's Italian Pizza Restaurant, which serves up Italian dishes, is also the most convenient option for visitors of this nature preserve. Big China Restaurant and Cafe La Boca offer additional food and drink options near Bosque Estatal De Cambalache where you have the chance to try something different in Puerto Rico.

Nearby Attractions

Other nearby activities include Parque Infantil, which is four miles away Barceloneta. You might also consider checking out Cueva del Indio, which is another attraction not far away.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of attractions nearby.

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.


Highway 682, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico


(787) 878-7279


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