Bosque Estatal De Vega

Photo Credit: © Ricardo Mangual CC BY

Established to preserve the aquifer that lies beneath the park, it is part of Puerto Rico's plan in preparing for the growing population and urbanization of the island. This part of the plan has a forest that acts as a natural filter for water entering the aquifer, as well as limiting the consumption by the population.

Hikers and nature lovers will enjoy the trails through the forest, though beginner hikers may not be a fan of the underdevelopment of the trails, and some close attention is needed at time to make sure you do not wonder off. If hiking is not what you are looking for, there is still the option of simply coming to enjoy the quite and a lunch at one of the picnic tables.


Positioned on the western edge of Vega Alta, Bosque Estatal De Vega always welcomes local customers and vacationers rooming in this village or in the surrounding area. Regardless of whether or not you are staying in the vicinity, you should consider stopping by to check out the sights. It is 5.4 miles south west of Dorado.

The park is located right off Route 22 heading West out of the San Juan area.

Nearby Restaurants

There are several picks of eateries to select from in the neighborhood around this nature preserve. The most convenient place to eat to Bosque Estatal De Vega is Quiznos Gran Caribe, which dishes out American food. It's just about a mile away from the nature preserve, so stop by and enjoy a meal. Also within a short distance, you will find restaurants including Angelitos Pizza Palace and Angies Restaurant so with any luck, at least one of these nearby picks will satiate the whole entire group.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors who have interest in seeing a second wildlife reservation, find out more about Laguna Tortuguero Nature Reserve, which is situated 8.0 miles away from this page's attraction. Other nearby activities include Cancha Lauro Davila, which is six miles away near Dorado. Also consider heading over to Parque Frain E Jesus, 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 Vega
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Cancha Lauro Davila -- 5.8 mi. (8.8 km) E 5.5 mi. South of Dorado
Parque Frain E Jesus -- 5.9 mi. (8.8 km) E 5.5 mi. South-Southeast of Dorado
Plaza Aquarium Other Attraction 6.2 mi. (13.7 km) SE 8.5 mi. South of Dorado
Caribbean Cinemas - Plaza del Sol Other Activities/Excursions 11.3 mi. (8.2 km) E 5.1 mi. South West of Old San Juan

More Information


The hours of the park are generally from 9:00am and 4:00pm, though they have been known to change. If your plans include coming early in the morning or later in the afternoon, it may be best to call ahead and make sure the park will be open.

Location: PR-676, Vega Alta, Puerto Rico


(787) 724-3724


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