Laguna Cartagena

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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.


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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.

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

Nearby Restaurants

If you get hungry visiting this lagoon, it definitely won't be a problem -- you're going to find a wide variety of food offerings within traveling distance. Aranitas Cafe is a wonderful restaurant to have a bite to eat at before spending time at Laguna Cartagena, and will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Also nearby, you and your party will have options such as Bosque La Ceiba and Coco's Pizza where you and your party might sample Italian food and experience the culture of Puerto Rico.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who enjoy lagoons, and have the energy to view some others, might consider a trip to Laguna Guaniquilla and Laguna Joyuda; the first of which is 6.6 miles away from this page's natural attraction. Other local attractions include Centro Plaza Lajas, which is three and a half miles away Lajas. You might want to also consider checking out Refugio De Aves De Boqueron, which is another attraction close by.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are listed 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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