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.


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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.

Located on the island of Puerto Rico, Bosque Estatal De Carite always welcomes travelers who are rooming on this part of the island or close by. Regardless of whether or not you are staying nearby, you should feel free to stop by to check out the sights. If you're wondering, Cayey is six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) to the west.

Nearby Restaurants

There are a multitude of eateries to select from in the area immediately near the nature preserve. Lechonera Y Cafeteraa Los Amigos, which serves Caribbean dishes, offers convenient access to this wildlife reservation. The restaurant is just about five miles away, so check it out and eat up! Also nearby, you'll come across eateries such as Chili's Cayey and Burger King Plaza Cayey where you should be sure to try a bite of American food and experience the Puerto Rico culture.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find some other activities nearby, including Area Recreativa Real Patillas, which is a mile and a half away near Patillas. Also consider visiting Parque Angelita Linda, which is another attraction in the area.

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 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

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


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