Guajataca State Forest

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Famous for the caves that are a product of the karst formations underground, the Guajataca State Forest is a popular destination for anyone looking to head underground.

The area is littered with a number of cavers that are luckily not flooded, and open to the public. Visitors to the park will be able to take several trails, some that lead tot he caves, and other that lead to high hills that provide hikers with some fantastic sights of the surrounding area.


Guajataca State Forest is situated on the western part of the island of Puerto Rico, 6.2 miles south-southeast of Isabela; it is five miles (seven and a half kilometers) to the south west of Quebradillas.

Anyone driving to the Guajataca State Forest will be able to find plenty of parking at the designated parking area off of PR-446, at the front of the park.

Nearby Restaurants

You need not go hungry after spending time at this wildlife reserve; you're going to find a plentiful supply of restaurants in the general vicinity. Arecifres Del Guajataca, which offers Creole fare, is also the closest restaurant to the nature preserve. Also within a short distance, you'll have eateries such as Arrecife and Cafeteraa Las Delicias so with any luck, at least one of these close by restaurants will humor the entire group.

Nearby Attractions

There are other activities in the area, including Gozalandia, which is within traveling distance near Quebradillas. Also, you might think about checking out Parque Jose A Mendez Frangu, which is another nearby attraction.

Nature preserves are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following list contains attractions that are nearby.

Attractions Near Guajataca State Forest
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Gozalandia GeoFeature 3.7 mi. (13.1 km) S 8.2 mi. South-Southwest of Quebradillas
Parque Jose A Mendez Frangu -- 10.2 mi. (10.0 km) ENE Camuy
Parque Juan Cheo Lopez Caba -- 10.3 mi. (10.1 km) ENE Camuy
Recursos Historicos Museo De Lares Museum 10.7 mi. (19.2 km) SE Lares

More Information


While most of the trails are open everyday, the visitors center and other ranger facilities are only open from 9:00am until 5:00pm Tuesday through Sunday.

Location: PR-446, Puerto Rico


(787) 872-1045


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