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 is situated in the western outskirts of Vega Alta, a village in Puerto Rico; it is 5.4 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 is chowing down on food at a restaurant within traveling distance of the nature preserve. Quiznos Gran Caribe, which has a menu full of American meals, is very close-by, making it a great option for nature preserve visitors. The restaurant is only about a mile away from this wildlife reservation, so stop by and peruse the menu. Angelitos Pizza Palace and Angies Restaurant are some of the other food and drink options near Bosque Estatal De Vega where guests can try a new dish and experience the Puerto Rico culture.

Nearby Attractions

If you'd like to find out more about viewing another nature preserve, make a trip to Laguna Tortuguero Nature Reserve, located eight miles to the west-northwest of this attraction. Other types of local activities include Cancha Lauro Davila, which is six miles away near Dorado. You might want to also consider heading over to Parque Frain E Jesus, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

Nature preserves are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Bosque Estatal De Vega.

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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