Bosque Estatal De Vega

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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.

Location

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

Bosque Estatal De Vega is situated on the island of Puerto Rico, 2.1 miles west of Vega Alta; it is six miles (nine and a half kilometers) to the south west of Dorado.

Nearby Restaurants

There are plenty of eateries to choose from in the neighborhood surrounding Bosque Estatal De Vega. The closest eatery to Bosque Estatal De Vega is Quiznos Gran Caribe, which has a menu full of American meals. The restaurant is only around two miles from this wildlife reservation, so grab a table and dig in! Pika Bar & Restaurant and Angelitos Pizza Palace offer additional dining possibilities in close to this natural attraction. At Angelitos Pizza Palace you and your party should be sure to try a bit of Italian cuisine and experience the culture of Puerto Rico.

Nearby Attractions

Those who are interested in viewing a second wildlife reservation, find out more about Laguna Tortuguero Nature Reserve, which is located 7.1 miles to the northwest of this page's attraction. Additional local attractions include Cancha Lauro Davila, which is six and a half miles away near Dorado. Furthermore, you can think about heading to Parque Frain E Jesus, which is another attraction not far away.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the most nearby attractions are 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
Carribbean 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

Hours

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.

Address

PR-675, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

Phone

(787) 724-3724

 

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