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.


Positioned on the island of Puerto Rico, 2.2 miles south west of Sandin, Laguna Tortuguero Nature Reserve always welcomes residents and tourists rooming on this part of the island or nearby. Regardless of whether or not you're staying in the vicinity, you are free to drop by for some fun in the sun. It's 11.0 miles west of Dorado.

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.

Nearby Restaurants

Guests visiting this wildlife reserve will have no problem finding a meal, since you'll find a plentiful supply of lunch and dinner options near this attraction. The most convenient eatery to Laguna Tortuguero Nature Reserve is El Meson Sandwiches Manati, which serves up American fare. The restaurant is only about three and a half miles away from this nature preserve, so grab a table and peruse the menu. Also within reach, you will encounter restaurants such as Bambu Burger and Ian'z Buffet allowing you to choose between multiple dining options.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that enjoy wildlife reservations, and would like to see others, ought to think about Bosque Estatal De Vega and Bosque Estatal De Cambalache; the first is eight miles to the east-southeast of this wildlife reservation. Other local attractions include Parque Infantil, which is six miles away Barceloneta. Also, you might think about making the trip to Parque Juan Ramierz Ortiz, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones 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

More Information


The park is generally open from sun up to sundown.

Location: Avenue Sol, Puerto Rico


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