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 western part of the island of Puerto Rico, 3.1 miles north-northwest of Cabo Rojo, Reserva Natural Laguna De Joyuda welcomes residents and tourists who are rooming on this part of the island or close by. Whether or not you are staying very close, you should feel free to stop by to check it out. It's south-southwest of Mayagüez.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most exciting possibilities while spending a few hours exploring the area could be chowing down on food at a restaurant within traveling distance of the wildlife reservation. Little Caesar's Cabo Rojo, which has a menu full of Italian dishes, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. The eatery is a slight ways off, but distant enough that you will probably decide to make plans for using a method of transport to visit there. Steak N' Sea Restaurant and El Meson Sandwiches Cabo Rojo are additional restaurant options within reach. At El Meson Sandwiches Cabo Rojo you and your companions should be sure to test out American food and enjoy the culture of Puerto Rico.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that enjoy nature preserves, and would like to see others, should consider Refugio De Aves De Boqueron and Punta Melones; the first is eight miles to the south of this wildlife reservation. There are a couple other activities nearby, including Parque Del Litoral, which is five and a half miles away Mayagüez. Furthermore, you can think about visiting Plaza Colón, which is another attraction nearby.

A wildlife reservation is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. 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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