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.


Bosque Estatal De Vega lies in the heart of the island of Puerto Rico, 2.1 miles west of Vega Alta; it's 6.0 miles to the south west of Dorado.

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

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most exciting options while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be enjoying a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of Bosque Estatal De Vega. The nearest eatery to Bosque Estatal De Vega is Quiznos Gran Caribe, which sells American fare. The restaurant is just about two miles from the wildlife reservation, so stop in and peruse the menu. Pika Bar & Restaurant and Angelitos Pizza Palace offer additional nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Angelitos Pizza Palace you and your group should eat some Italian meals and enjoy the Puerto Rico scene.

Nearby Attractions

If you are interested in seeing another nature preserve, seek out Laguna Tortuguero Nature Reserve, located 7.1 miles to the northwest of this wildlife reservation. There are at least one or two other places of interest nearby, including Cancha Lauro Davila, which is six and a half miles away near Dorado. You might also think about checking out Parque Frain E Jesus, which is another attraction close by.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this particular outdoor site are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near Bosque Estatal De Vega
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Cancha Lauro Davila -- 6.7 mi. (8.8 km) E 5.5 mi. South of Dorado
Parque Frain E Jesus -- 6.8 mi. (8.8 km) E 5.5 mi. South-Southeast of Dorado
Plaza Aquarium Other Attraction 7.0 mi. (13.7 km) SE 8.5 mi. South of Dorado
Caribbean Cinemas - Plaza del Sol Other Activities/Excursions 12.2 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, Puerto Rico


(787) 724-3724


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