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 in , happily welcomes local residents and travelers lodging in this part of Puerto Rico. Even if you aren't staying very close, you should consider stopping by to enjoy a great time.

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.

Punta Pitahaya Nature Area, located within Bosque Estatal De Boquerón, lies on the island of Puerto Rico, 9.6 miles south of Cabo Rojo; it's 5.5 miles to the west-southwest of La Parguera.

Nearby Restaurants

There are a multitude of restaurants to pick from in the community near Punta Pitahaya Nature Area. The most convenient restaurant to Punta Pitahaya Nature Area is Agua al Cuello, which has a menu full of Creole fare. It is maybe about four and a half miles away from Punta Pitahaya Nature Area, so grab a table and enjoy a meal. La Casita and M y M Cafe are some of the other nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At M y M Cafe you and your group shouldn't get up and go without trying their specialty, coffee.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that are a fan of wildlife reservations, and have the energy to view some others, should consider Bosque Estatal De Boquerón and Boqueron Wildlife Refuge; the first and closest of which is 1.3 miles to the east of Punta Pitahaya Nature Area. There are some other attractions in the area, including Cabo Rojo Lighthouse, which is four and a half miles away near La Parguera. You might also think about heading over to Balneario Publico De Boqueron, which is another attraction nearby.

Nature preserves are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following list contains attractions that are nearby.

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

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