Punta Pitahaya Nature Area

Part of the greater Boqueron State Forest (known locally as Bosque Estatal de Boqueron), the Punta Pitahaya is one of the prime spots in the state forest and the island to catch a close look at the wildlife and nature of Puerto Rico. With the quality of the nature experience and the relative ease of access, the Punta Pitahaya is a prime location for eco-tourist and nature lovers.

Visitors to the area will be met with a variety of different activities that they can partake in and enjoy. Some of the initial sights will be of the pebble-stone beach, full of little cliffs, mangroves, and other areas that offer an authentically natural opportuity for people to explore. The area is also known to be a great location for people looking to spot manatees and partake in some bird-watching.


Situated on the island of Puerto Rico, 9.6 miles south of Cabo Rojo, Punta Pitahaya Nature Area is situated within Bosque Estatal De Boquerón, and always welcomes local residents and vacationers lodging on this part of the island or close by. But even if you aren't staying in the vicinity, you are free to drop by to check it out. In case you're wondering, La Parguera is five and a half miles (nine kilometers) to the east-northeast.

When in the area of Coba, just take the Route 302 south towards the coast. Towards the end, you will find youself inside the nature park.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most exciting possibilities while spending some time exploring the area could be enjoying a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of the wildlife reservation. The most frequented nearby place to eat to Punta Pitahaya Nature Area is Agua al Cuello, which has a menu full of Creole fare. It is only about four and a half miles away, so stop in and place your order. Also within reach, you and your group will encounter eateries such as La Casita and M y M Cafe where you and your companions will not want to end your meal without trying their specialty coffee.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who are a fan of nature preserves, and would like to see others, should consider seeing Bosque Estatal De Boquerón and Boqueron Wildlife Refuge; the first is 1.3 miles to the east of this wildlife reservation. Other types of nearby activities include Cabo Rojo Lighthouse, which is four and a half miles away near La Parguera. Also think about heading over to Balneario Publico De Boqueron, which is another attraction nearby.

If you can't wait to see as many of Puerto Rico's attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

Attractions Near Punta Pitahaya Nature Area
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Cabo Rojo Lighthouse Other Attraction 4.4 mi. (15.9 km) W 9.9 mi. West of La Parguera
Balneario Publico De Boqueron -- 5.2 mi. (13.9 km) NW 8.6 mi. West of La Parguera
Punta Moja Casabe -- 6.3 mi. (17.7 km) WNW El Combate
Punta Papayo -- 6.7 mi. (2.1 km) E 1.3 mi. East of La Parguera

More Information

Location: Southern End of Route 302, Puerto Rico


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