Reserva Natural Laguna De Joyuda

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This saltwater lagoon generally only reaches a maximum depth for around four feet, making it a prime location for the migratory and local birds that feed on the small fish here. Also noteworthy, is that at night the water actually flows thanks to micro-organisms in the water.

The park is generally popular among birdwatchers and nature photographers, though people with kayaks are also known to come here to spend some time, especially at night.


Located on the island of Puerto Rico, 3.1 miles north-northwest of Cabo Rojo, Reserva Natural Laguna De Joyuda invites local residents and travelers who are rooming on this part of the island. Whether or not you are staying in the vicinity, you are free to drop by to check out the sights. Mayagüez is to the north-northeast.

Nearby Restaurants

There are several picks of restaurants to select from in the area surrounding this wildlife reservation. The nearest place to eat to Reserva Natural Laguna De Joyuda is Little Caesar's Cabo Rojo, which offers Italian food. It's just about three quarters of a mile away from Reserva Natural Laguna De Joyuda, so grab a table and enjoy a meal. Steak N' Sea Restaurant and El Meson Sandwiches Cabo Rojo are a couple other restaurant options close to this page's attraction. At El Meson Sandwiches Cabo Rojo you and your companions will want to try a bit of American cuisine and enjoy the culture of Puerto Rico.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that enjoy nature preserves, and have the energy to view some others, might consider seeing Refugio De Aves De Boqueron and Punta Melones; the first is 8.1 miles to the south of Reserva Natural Laguna De Joyuda. There are a couple other activities nearby, including Parque Del Litoral, which is five and a half miles away Mayagüez. You might want to also think about heading over to Plaza Colón, which is another attraction in the area.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Attractions Near Reserva Natural Laguna De Joyuda
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Parque Del Litoral -- 5.5 mi. (0.8 km) N Mayagüez
Plaza Colón -- 5.7 mi. (0.6 km) NNE Downtown Mayaguez
Parque Suau -- 5.7 mi. (0.6 km) N Mayagüez
Plaza José De Diego -- 5.8 mi. (0.9 km) NNE Mayagüez

More Information


You are allowed into the lagoon any time you want.


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