Laguna Tortuguero

One of only two natural reservoirs in Puerto Rico, Laguna Tortuguero is also a natural reserve that is often visited by tourists in search of birding opportunities.

Not only is Tortuguero Lagoon one of the only natural reservoirs on the island, but it is also the only freshwater lagoon in Pueto Rico. There are about 708 million gallons of water in the lagoon, and it is comprised of swamps and marshes.

There are 717 plant species, 144 of which are rare and endangered surrounding the lagoon, and many of which are found exclusively at this lagoon. What really draws people to the lagoon, however, is the diversity of birds. A total of 83 species of birds have been identified here, 30 of which are migratory, and the rest nest here year round.


Laguna Tortuguero is situated on the island of Puerto Rico, 2.4 miles south west of Sandin; it's 10.9 miles to the west of Dorado.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most exciting possibilities while spending a few hours exploring the area could be having food at a restaurant within traveling distance of Laguna Tortuguero. El Meson Sandwiches Manati, which has a menu full of American food, is also the most convenient dining option from the this lagoon. It's maybe about three miles away, so check it out and enjoy a meal. Bambu Burger and Ian'z Buffet are some of the additional dining options close-by where guests can enjoy the local cuisine in Puerto Rico.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers with an interest in visiting two lagoons, learn more about Laguna Mata Redonda, situated nine miles to the east of this page's attraction. Other kinds of local attractions include Laguna Tortuguero Nature Reserve, which is a half mile away near Dorado. You might also want to think about making the trip to Parque Infantil, which is another attraction in the area.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Attractions Near Laguna Tortuguero
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Laguna Tortuguero Nature Reserve -- 0.4 mi. (17.7 km) N 11.0 mi. West of Dorado
Parque Infantil -- 6.2 mi. (21.1 km) W Barceloneta
Bosque Estatal De Vega -- 6.8 mi. (9.6 km) ESE 6.0 mi. South West of Dorado
Parque Juan Ramierz Ortiz -- 8.9 mi. (21.1 km) SW 13.1 mi. East-Northeast of Utuado

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