Laguna Tortuguero Nature Reserve

One of the most critical ecosystems in all of Puerto Rico, the Laguna Tortuguero is home to almost one-thousand species of plants and animal life that is constantly loosing living space elsewhere on the island. Most noticeably, guests will have no problem spotting crocodiles and a variety of birds.

Those taking the time to visit the Laguna Tortuguero Nature Reserve should be pleased with its mix of recreational activities, hiking trails, and the offering of wildlife viewing opportunities. Those up for an adventure are free to go hiking in the rough terrain, as well as experience a bit of mountain climbing while they are at it. If you are looking for an adrenaline rush a bit closer to the ground, you can rent a mountain bike and take the winding trails while speeding over bumps and turns. While not for everyone, the entire experience at the reserve can be a great deal of fun.


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Laguna Tortuguero Nature Reserve is to the North of Vega Baja, and is relatively east to get to and comes with plenty of parking. The easiest ways to the park is either taking Avenue Sol from the East, or Route 685 to Route 684 from the West.

Laguna Tortuguero Nature Reserve is situated on the island of Puerto Rico, 2.2 miles south west of Sandin; it's 11.0 miles to the west of Dorado.

Nearby Restaurants

You need not go hungry after spending time at this wildlife reserve; you will find an exceptionally large selection of food and drink providers in the vicinity. El Meson Sandwiches Manati, which offers American food, is also the most convenient dining option from the wildlife reservation. It is only about three and a half miles away, so check it out and dig in! Bambu Burger and Ian'z Buffet are some more dining possibilities in close to this natural attraction where you could try something different in Puerto Rico.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that enjoy wildlife reservations, and are interested in visiting others, ought to think about Bosque Estatal De Vega and Bosque Estatal De Cambalache; the first of which is seven miles to the southeast of this page's attraction. There are some additional attractions in the area, including Parque Infantil, which is six miles away Barceloneta. Also think about visiting Parque Juan Ramierz Ortiz, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

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 Tortuguero Nature Reserve
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Parque Infantil -- 6.2 mi. (21.1 km) W Barceloneta
Parque Juan Ramierz Ortiz -- 9.2 mi. (21.1 km) SW 13.1 mi. East-Northeast of Utuado
Cueva del Indio GeoFeature 13.1 mi. (10.4 km) W 6.5 mi. East of Arecibo
Cancha Lauro Davila -- 13.7 mi. (8.8 km) ESE 5.5 mi. South of Dorado

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The park is generally open from sun up to sundown.


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