Lago Cerrillos

Lago Cerrillos is a man-made lake that took the latter half of the 1980s and the first two years of the 90s to complete.

Although the main purpose of the lake is not recreation, the surrounding areas have developed into a park for hiking, barbecues, camping, fishing, and kayaking.


Positioned near the heart of the island of Puerto Rico, Lago Cerrillos welcomes local customers and travelers who are lodging on this part of the island or nearby. But even if you aren't staying particularly close, you should consider dropping by to enjoy a great time. It's 6.2 miles north-northeast of Ponce.

Nearby Restaurants

If you build up an appetite exploring this lake, you're going to be in luck, as you will find a broad selection of food and drink providers within traveling distance. The most convenient eatery to Lago Cerrillos is El Meson Sandwiches Ponce North, which has a menu full of American food. It is maybe around three and a half miles away, so grab a table and place your order. Also within reach, you'll encounter eateries like Church's Chicken Coto Laurel and King's Cream where you and your companions might eat some eclectic dishes and enjoy the culture of Puerto Rico.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that enjoy lakes, and are interested in visiting others, ought to think about Lago Numero Uno and Lago Numero Dos; the first of which is two miles to the southeast of this lake. Other kinds of local activities include Bosque Estatal De Cerrillos, which is a few hundred yards away near Ponce. You might want to also think about making the trip to Luis A. Wito Morales Park, which is another attraction not far away.

If a visit to the Lago Cerrillos isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, take a look at what is closest in the following table.

Attractions Near Lago Cerrillos
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Bosque Estatal De Cerrillos -- 0.2 mi. (9.9 km) W 6.1 mi. North-Northeast of Ponce
Luis A. Wito Morales Park -- 1.3 mi. (8.3 km) S 5.2 mi. Northeast of Ponce
Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center -- 4.3 mi. (3.9 km) SW 2.5 mi. North of Ponce
Bosque Estatal De Toro Negro -- 4.7 mi. (17.4 km) N 10.8 mi. North-Northeast of Ponce

Location: Puerto Rico


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