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.


Set near the heart of the island of Puerto Rico, Bosque Estatal De Carite welcomes local customers and visitors who are lodging on this part of the island. Even if you aren't staying in this location, you are free to drop by to check out the sights. It is 6.6 miles east of Cayey.

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

Of course, one of the most delightful options while spending a few hours exploring the area could be having a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of the nature preserve. Lechonera Y Cafeteraa Los Amigos, which plates up Caribbean fare, offers convenient access to this wildlife reservation. The restaurant is just around five miles away, so stop by and dig in! Also within reach, you and your party will have eateries including Chili's Cayey and Burger King Plaza Cayey where you might sample American cuisine and enjoy the Puerto Rico scene.

Nearby Attractions

Other kinds of local attractions include Area Recreativa Real Patillas, which is a mile and a half away near Patillas. Furthermore, you can consider heading over to Parque Angelita Linda, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

If you can't wait to see as many of Puerto Rico's attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

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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