Bosque Estatal De Carite

Created in 1935 to protect the increasingly vulnerable watershed from erosion and the growing influence of industry on the island. Its easy access and many trails make it a popular destination for tourists and locals off all kinds that want to take a quick look at the natural side of Puerto Rico.

There are several trails that are all part of the Bosque Estatal De Carite Trail System, each specializing in some aspect of hiking. Some trails will take you through miles of forest, while some will have you in more open areas where you might see a few tropical birds.


Situated on the island of Puerto Rico, Bosque Estatal De Carite always welcomes residents and visitors who are rooming on this part of the island or close by. Even if you are not staying very close, you should think about stopping by to check it out. From this location, Cayey is six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) to the west.

From San Juan, the easiest way to get to the park is to take Highway 52 South all the way to Highway 184, which when taken Southeast will take you into the park.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most exciting possibilities while spending an afternoon exploring the area is eating fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of this wildlife reservation. Lechonera Y Cafeteraa Los Amigos, which offers Caribbean fare, offers convenient access to this wildlife reservation. Lechonera Y Cafeteraa Los Amigos is only about five miles away, so stop by and enjoy a meal. Also nearby, you will find restaurants including Chili's Cayey and Burger King Plaza Cayey where you and your group will be able to try out American food and experience the culture of Puerto Rico.

Nearby Attractions

There are a couple other activities in the area, including Area Recreativa Real Patillas, which is a mile and a half away near Patillas. You might want to also think about heading over to Parque Angelita Linda, which is another attraction in the area.

If you can't wait to see as many of Puerto Rico's attractions as possible, take a look at what is closest in the following table.

Attractions Near Bosque Estatal De Carite
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Area Recreativa Real Patillas -- 1.7 mi. (8.5 km) S 5.3 mi. Northwest of Patillas
Parque Angelita Linda -- 6.8 mi. (0.5 km) SSE Patillas
Cancha Ernesto Vaquez Diaz -- 7.0 mi. (0.2 km) SSE Patillas
Plaza De Cayey -- 7.0 mi. (0.7 km) W Cayey

More Information


Most hiking activities are only advisable between sun-rise and sun-set.

Location: Off Highway 184, Puerto Rico


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