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.


Reserva Natural Laguna De Joyuda is found on the western part of the island of Puerto Rico, 3.1 miles north-northwest of Cabo Rojo; it is to the south-southwest of Mayagüez.

Nearby Restaurants

There are several picks of restaurants to select from in the neighborhood near this nature preserve. The most nearby restaurant to Reserva Natural Laguna De Joyuda is Little Caesar's Cabo Rojo, which plates up Italian food. Little Caesar's Cabo Rojo is a slight distance off, but removed enough that you may want to arrange for using a mode of transportation to visit there. Steak N' Sea Restaurant and El Meson Sandwiches Cabo Rojo offer additional restaurant options within reach. At El Meson Sandwiches Cabo Rojo you and your party might try out American cuisine and experience the culture of Puerto Rico.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that like wildlife reservations, and are interested in visiting others, ought to think about Refugio De Aves De Boqueron and Punta Melones; the first and closest of which is eight miles to the south of this page's attraction. There are some other places of interest nearby, including Parque Del Litoral, which is five and a half miles away Mayagüez. Also think about checking out Plaza Colón, which is another nearby attraction.

Wildlife reservations are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's more to visit in Puerto Rico. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Reserva Natural Laguna De Joyuda.

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.

Location: Highway 120, Puerto Rico


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