Laguna Cartagena

Photo Credit: © Ron Knight CC BY

Laguna Cartegena is a national wildlife refugee that is an important habitat for migrating birds.

Migrating birds in search of freshwater often make this spot their home for a bit during the migratory period. Peregrine falcon have even been spotted nesting here.


Laguna Cartagena is located on the western part of the island of Puerto Rico, 5.8 miles southeast of Cabo Rojo; it is 4.6 miles to the northwest of La Parguera.

In order to reach Laguna Cartagena, you can take Route 100 from Cabo Rojo Drive, then turn left onto Route 101. Turn right onto Hacienda Desengaño at kilometer 12.2, and use the gates on the left to enter the park.

Nearby Restaurants

If the time you spend visiting this lagoon leaves your stomach stomach growling, don't fret -- you will find a broad selection of dining options in the general vicinity. Aranitas Cafe is a wonderful locale to dine at on your way to checking out Laguna Cartagena, and is the closest restaurant to it. Bosque La Ceiba and Coco's Pizza are some more dining options close-by. At Coco's Pizza you and your party might test out Italian fare and enjoy the Puerto Rico scene.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that like lagoons, and are interested in visiting others, should consider seeing Laguna Guaniquilla and Laguna Joyuda; the first and closest of which is six and a half miles to the west of this page's natural attraction. Additional nearby activities include Centro Plaza Lajas, which is three and a half miles away Lajas. You might want to also consider visiting Refugio De Aves De Boqueron, which is another attraction close by.

If you can't wait to see as many of Puerto Rico's attractions as possible, take a look at what is closest in the following table.

Attractions Near Laguna Cartagena
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Centro Plaza Lajas -- 3.3 mi. (5.1 km) NE Lajas
Refugio De Aves De Boqueron -- 3.8 mi. (12.7 km) W 7.9 mi. West-Northwest of La Parguera
Boqueron Wildlife Refuge -- 4.0 mi. (4.9 km) S 3.0 mi. West-Southwest of La Parguera
Bosque Estatal De Boquerón -- 4.2 mi. (6.8 km) S 4.2 mi. West-Southwest of La Parguera

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Location: Puerto Rico


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