Lago de Guajataca

Photo Credit: © norvablandin CC BY

Created in 1929 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Lago de Guajataca is a reservoir named for the Taino name for the town in which the lake is located.

Lago de Guajata receives water flow from the Guajataca River and not only serves as the provider for water for northwest Puerto Rico residents, but is also a great fishing spot. The land surrounding the lake is often used for camping.


Located near the heart of the island of Puerto Rico, 13.5 miles west-southwest of Arecibo, Lago de Guajataca invites residents and visitors who are lodging on this part of the island or close by. Even if you are not staying very close, you are free to stop by for some fun in the sun. In case you're wondering, Quebradillas is six and a half miles (ten kilometers) to the north.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most enjoyable options while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be sharing fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of this body of water. The closest eatery to Lago de Guajataca is Pirate Of The Sea, an ideal eatery to enjoy a meal at on your way to visiting Lago de Guajataca. The restaurant is just about five and a half miles away, so grab a table and peruse the menu. Ada & Molli Cafe and Cafe Centro are additional restaurant options close-by where you could try a new dish and experience the Puerto Rico culture.

Nearby Attractions

Additional nearby activities include Gozalandia, which is within driving distance near Quebradillas. Also, you might consider heading over to Guajataca State Forest, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The closest attractions are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near Lago de Guajataca
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Gozalandia GeoFeature 4.3 mi. (13.1 km) WSW 8.2 mi. South-Southwest of Quebradillas
Guajataca State Forest -- 4.6 mi. (7.7 km) NW 4.8 mi. South West of Quebradillas
Parque Las Cavernals Rio Camuy -- 6.4 mi. (15.9 km) SE 9.9 mi. West-Northwest of Utuado
Recursos Historicos Museo De Lares Museum 6.6 mi. (19.2 km) SSE Lares

Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.