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Magazine > Article > Puerto Rican Parrot (Amazona vittata) Recovery Program
  • During the last forty years, the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources of Puerto Rico (DRNA), with the collaboration of the United States Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) and the United ...
Aguirre Forest > Forests (top) > Guayama > Puerto Rico
  • Aguirre Forest
  • 787-864-0105, 787-999-2200 ext 5158, 787-853-4617FX
  • Rt 7710, south of Rt 3 Rio Piedras PR
  • East of Salinas, between Guayama and Santa Isabel. Mangroves, tidal flats, bird rookeries (87 species), research lakes & large manatee population. Guayama Region. (expand)
  • Info: Beach, Bird-Watching, Fishing, Guided Tours On-Site, Hiking, Kayaking, Mangroves, Reserve / Sanctuary
Arecibo Region, Forest Reserves > Forests (top) > Arecibo > Puerto Rico
Boqueron Forest
  • Boquerón Forest
  • 787-851-7260, 787-999-2200 ext 5158
  • Rt 307 Km 8.8 Rio Piedras PR
  • Just west of Boquerón, this nature walk through a mangrove forest is lined by plaques describing environmental points of interest. (expand)
  • Info: Beach, Bird-Watching, Camping, Entrance Fee, Guided Tours On-Site, Hiking, Mangroves, Reserve / Sanctuary
Boquerón Wildlife Refuge > Forests (top) > Cabo Rojo: Boquerón > Puerto Rico
Boqueron Wildlife Refuge
  • Boquerón Wildlife Refuge
  • 787-851-4795, 787-999-2200 ext 5158
  • Rt 301 Km 1.1 Rio Piedras PR
  • Fishing, bird-watching, kayaks, picnic areas and parking. Bird sanctuary protects endemic species of Puerto Rico. (expand)
  • Info: Bird-Watching, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Mangroves, Reserve / Sanctuary
Bosque Los Tres Picachos > Forests (top) > Ciales > Puerto Rico
  • Bosque Los Tres Picachos
  • 787-871-3500, 787-871-3743FX, 787-871-1847FX
  • Rt 533 Km 5 Ciales PR
  • Bird-watching, climbing and hiking. (expand)
Bosque Nacional El Yunque > Forests (top) > Río Grande > Puerto Rico
Bosque Nacional El Yunque
  • Bosque Nacional El Yunque
  • 787-888-1810, 787-888-1880, 787-888-5622FX
  • Rt 191 Km 4.0 Río Grande PR
  • The only tropical rain forest in the US Forest Service System. There is an extensive trail system (most trails start along PR 191, between Km 8.6 and 13.4). El Portal is the main visitor center. It is open daily (9am-5pm), and features 3 interpretive ... (expand)
  • Info: Bird-Watching, Camping, Guided Tours On-Site, Hiking, Information, Lookout Tower, Mountains, Reserve / Sanctuary
Bosque Urbano San Patricio > Forests (top) > San Juan: Puerto Nuevo > Puerto Rico
  • Bosque Urbano San Patricio
  • 787-273-0722
  • Urb. Caparra Heights, Entrance at Elida St. & Ensenada St. San Juan PR
  • A 53-acre forest, once used for military housing, it now contains 30 species of birds, 4 species of reptiles and 30 species of trees with interpretive walks. (expand)
  • Info: Biking, Bird-Watching, Guided Tours On-Site, Hiking, Information, Reserve / Sanctuary
Bosque del Pueblo > Forests (top) > Adjuntas > Puerto Rico
Bosque del Pueblo
  • Bosque del Pueblo
  • 787-829-4842, 787-829-4842FX
  • 30 Rodolfo González St. Adjuntas PR
  • This area was threatened by mining operations. The town banded together to halt the mining & repair the damage done to a nearby forest, which is today known as the Peoples Forest. To obtain a permit, go to the the Casa Pueblo at the Plaza de Recreo. (expand)
  • Info: Climbing, Guided Tours On-Site, Hiking, Mountains, Reserve / Sanctuary
Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge > Forests (top) > Cabo Rojo: El Combate > Puerto Rico
Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge
  • 787-851-7258, 787-851-7274, 787-255-6725FX
  • Rt 301 Km 5.1 Cabo Rojo PR
  • Headquarters and Visitors Center for the Caribbean Wildlife Refuge. Friends Group Association - Cabo Rojo Salt Flats Interpretive Center (museum-trails-souvenirs). (expand)
  • Info: Biking, Bird-Watching, Guided Tours On-Site, Hiking, Information, Lookout Tower, Mangroves, Reserve / Sanctuary
Cambalache Forest > Forests (top) > Barceloneta > Puerto Rico
Cambalache Forest
  • Cambalache Forest
  • 787-881-1004, 787-999-2200 ext 5158, 787-881-1866FX
  • Rt 682 Km 6.3 Rio Piedras PR
  • Just west of Barceloneta. Subtropical forest with impressive karst formations. Observe 6 of Puerto Rico's 12 endemic bird species. Camping (up to 40 persons), hiking, 6-km mountain bike trail. Nursery sells decorative flowers and plants. (expand)
  • Info: Biking, Bird-Watching, Camping, Guided Tours On-Site, Hiking, Mountains, Reserve / Sanctuary
Canal de Luis Peña Natural Reserve > Forests (top) > Culebra > Puerto Rico
  • Canal de Luis Peña Natural Reserve
  • 787-860-5628
  • Culebra PR
  • The Canal de Luis Peña is a marine nature reserve and no fishing area. It encompasses the northwest point of Cayo de Luis Peña north to Península Flamenco and the south point of Cayo de Luis Peña to Punta Melones. (expand)
  • Info: Beach, Bird-Watching, Diving/Snorkeling, Kayaking
Carite Forest > Forests (top) > Cayey > Puerto Rico
  • Carite Forest
  • 787-747-4545, 787-999-2200 ext 5158
  • Rt 184 Km 27.5 Rio Piedras PR
  • Southeast of Caguas. Pine plantations with camping at Charco Azul and Guavate. Daytime picnics are allowed along Rt 184 between Km 26 to 11.7. Cayey Region. (expand)
  • Info: Bird-Watching, Camping, Guided Tours On-Site, Hiking, Mountains, Reserve / Sanctuary
Ceiba Forest > Forests (top) > Ceiba > Puerto Rico
  • Ceiba Forest
  • 787-852-6088, 787-999-2200 ext 5158, 787-850-0085FX
  • End of Rt 195, Sector Santa Rita Rio Piedras PR
  • Running along the coastline between Fajardo and Ceiba, 95% of the forest is classified as mangrove forest with birds, turtles and manatees. (expand)
  • Info: Beach, Bird-Watching, Fishing, Guided Tours On-Site, Hiking, Kayaking, Mangroves, Reserve / Sanctuary
Central Office, Forest Reserves > Forests (top) > San Juan Metro > Puerto Rico
Central Office, Forest Reserves
Cerrillos Forest/Reservoir > Forests (top) > Ponce > Puerto Rico
  • Cerrillos Forest/Reservoir
  • 787-847-9174, 787-999-2200 ext 5158, 787-841-3101FX
  • Rt 139 Rio Piedras PR
  • This reservoir (named Toa Vaca) and greenhouse area is under development. About 10mi/15km outside of Ponce. (expand)
  • Info: Bird-Watching, Fishing, Kayaking, Mountains
Culebra National Wildlife Refuge > Forests (top) > Culebra > Puerto Rico
Culebra National Wildlife Refuge
  • Culebra National Wildlife Refuge
  • FaceBook
  • 787-742-0115, 787-742-1303FX
  • Lower Camp near Cemetery Culebra PR
  • Established in 1909 by President Theodore Roosevelt, this stunning nature refuge covers 1,580 acres, which encompass part of Culebra and 23 adjacent islands and rock formations, all maintained in their natural state. It has been managed by US Fish and ... (expand)
  • Info: Beach, Bird-Watching, Entrance Fee, Hiking, Kayaking, Lookout Tower, Mangroves, Reserve / Sanctuary
Desecheo National Wildlife Refuge > Forests (top) > Rincón > Puerto Rico
Desecheo National Wildlife Refuge
  • Desecheo National Wildlife Refuge
  • 787-851-7258, 787-851-7440
  • Boquerón PR
  • This reserve is just northwest of Rincón, about 12 miles out. It has some of the clearest waters and best diving in Puerto Rico. Snorkelers will find plenty to see in the shallows. The refuge itself is closed and you cannot enter the island. (expand)
  • Info: Diving/Snorkeling
El Portal Rain Forest Center > Forests (top) > Río Grande > Puerto Rico
El Portal Rain Forest Center
  • El Portal Rain Forest Center
  • 787-888-1810, 787-888-5613, 787-888-5622FX
  • Rt 191 Km 4.2 Río Grande PR
  • Located at the entrance to El Yunque, this beautiful structure has the feel of a tropical hacienda with its magnificent views, water feature and open spaces. There is an orientation area to help the visitors plan their trip into El Yunque as well as ... (expand)
  • Info: Bird-Watching, Entrance Fee, Hiking, Information
Guajataca Forest > Forests (top) > Isabela > Puerto Rico
Guajataca Forest
  • Guajataca Forest
  • 787-872-1045, 787-999-2200 ext 5158
  • Rt 446 south of Rt 2 Rio Piedras PR
  • Hiking trail system (44Kms) wonderful opportunity to view the local vegetation. Bird-watching, excellent scenery, camping area in karst region. also Cueva del Viento (Cave of the Wind) a cave with calcium formations. (expand)
  • Info: Bird-Watching, Caves, Hiking, Lookout Tower, Mountains
Guayama Region, Forest Reserves > Forests (top) > Cayey > Puerto Rico
Guilarte Forest > Forests (top) > Adjuntas > Puerto Rico
Guilarte Forest
  • Guilarte Forest
  • 787-829-5767, 787-999-2200 ext 5158
  • Rt 518 or Rt 131 Rio Piedras PR
  • Just west of Adjuntas. Hiking trail to Guilarte Peak & visitors center, a recreational area for the family, grills and huts available. Five cabins with capacity for 6 persons. Room for walking, exploring, bird watching, fishing and more. (expand)
  • Info: Bird-Watching, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Lookout Tower, Mountains, Reserve / Sanctuary
Guánica Dry Forest > Forests (top) > Guánica > Puerto Rico
Guanica Dry Forest
  • Guánica Dry Forest
  • 787-821-5706, 787-999-2200 ext 5158
  • Rt 333 to Rt 334 & follow signs Rio Piedras PR
  • A World Biosphere Reserve. Cactus, 400-year-old Guayacán tree, bird-watching, beaches, picnic area & visitors center. For biking, get permission from the visitors center. You can also visit the Fuerte Caprón and Cuevas de Cal. (expand)
  • Info: Beach, Biking, Bird-Watching, Caves, Hiking, Kayaking, Mangroves, Reserve / Sanctuary
Humacao Region, Forest Reserves > Forests (top) > Humacao > Puerto Rico
Humacao Wildlife Reserve > Forests (top) > Humacao > Puerto Rico
Humacao Wildlife Reserve
  • Humacao Wildlife Reserve
  • 787-852-6088, 787-999-2200 ext 5158, 787-852-6088FX
  • Rt 3 Km 74.3, Río Abajo Rio Piedras PR
  • A wildlife reserve of great ecological importance located along the Humacao and Naguabo coasts. This historic sugar-cane area features an interconnected lagoon system and an ancient water pumping station. An ideal environment for aquatic birds, native ... (expand)
  • Info: Biking, Bird-Watching, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Mangroves, Reserve / Sanctuary
Lago La Plata Recreation Area > Forests (top) > Toa Alta > Puerto Rico
Lago La Plata Recreation Area
  • Lago La Plata Recreation Area
  • 787-723-6435, 787-999-2200 ext 2718
  • Rt 824 Km 4.9, follow the signs. Rio Piedras PR
  • Opened March 11, 2004, this recreation area promotes lake sportfishing and is set on a rolling hillside with 24 new picnic shelters with BBQ grills. Anglers and their families can fish for largemouth bass and other species supplied by the Maricao Fish ... (expand)
  • Info: Bird-Watching, Fishing, Kayaking
Laguna Cartagena National Wildlife Refuge > Forests (top) > Lajas > Puerto Rico
  • Laguna Cartagena National Wildlife Refuge
  • 787-851-7258, 787-255-6725
  • Rt 101 Km 12.2 Lajas PR
  • This fresh water lagoon is excellent for birding as a great variety of bird species reside here and in the nearby hills. Best time to visit is from August thru March when water levels are high and the migrant and resident birds are plentiful. (expand)
  • Info: Bird-Watching, Lookout Tower, Reserve / Sanctuary
Maricao Forest > Forests (top) > Maricao > Puerto Rico
  • Maricao Forest
  • 787-838-1040, 787-999-2200 ext 5158, 787-999-2295FX
  • Rt 120 South Rio Piedras PR
  • Observation tower, stone house, hiking and bird-watching. On a clear day you can see Mona Island from the tower. The greatest diversity in plants in Puerto Rico and a paradise for bird-watchers (over 60 species). (expand)
  • Info: Bird-Watching, Hiking, Lookout Tower, Mountains
  • Mona Island Forest
  • 787-999-2200, 787-851-3600, 787-999-2295FX
  • Rio Piedras PR
  • A unique island nature reserve 50 miles west of Cabo Rojo. Hiking, camping, fishing and diving. No bathroom facilities, water or electricity. Permits required from the Department of Natural Resources. (expand)
  • Info: Beach, Bird-Watching, Camping, Caves, Diving/Snorkeling, Fishing, Hiking, Reserve / Sanctuary
Parguera Nature Reserve > Forests (top) > Lajas: La Parguera > Puerto Rico
Parguera Nature Reserve
  • Parguera Nature Reserve
  • 787-899-7484, 787-999-2200 ext 5158
  • Rt 304, east of La Parguera Rio Piedras PR
  • One of the greatest coastal mangrove systems in Puerto Rico, great for bird-watching, snorkeling and small boat trips. Picnic area. Home to the Bioluminescent Bay in La Parguera. (expand)
  • Info: Bird-Watching, Hiking, Mangroves, Pool, Reserve / Sanctuary, Sailing/Watersports
Piñones Forest > Forests (top) > Loíza > Puerto Rico
Pinones Forest
  • Piñones Forest
  • 787-791-7750, 787-999-2200 ext 5158, 787-999-2295FX
  • Rt 187, east of Isla Verde Rio Piedras PR
  • This is an excellent recreation area just east of Carolina and easily accessible. Sand dunes, beaches, lookout tower and boardwalk through the mangroves. Laguna de Piñones. (expand)
  • Info: Beach, Biking, Bird-Watching, Hiking, Kayaking, Lookout Tower, Mangroves, Reserve / Sanctuary
Ponce Region, Forest Reserves > Forests (top) > Ponce > Puerto Rico
Refugio de Vida Silvestre del Embalse Guajataca > Forests (top) > San Sebastián > Puerto Rico
  • Refugio de Vida Silvestre del Embalse Guajataca
  • 787-896-7640
  • Rt 119 Km 22.1 San Sebastián PR
  • A lake used mostly for irrigation, some fishing and boating. A small floating dock and sanitary facilities are available. (expand)
  • Info: Guided Tours On-Site
Refugio de Vida Silvestre > Forests (top) > Yauco > Puerto Rico
Refugio de Vida Silvestre
  • Refugio de Vida Silvestre
  • 787-856-4887, 787-856-4887FX
  • Rt 128 Km 12.3 Yauco PR
  • Wildlife refuge which includes Luchetti Lake and an area for camping. Reservations required for camping. (expand)
  • Info: Bird-Watching, Camping, Fishing, Kayaking
Reserva Nacional de Investigación Estuarina Bahía de Jobos > Forests (top) > Salinas > Puerto Rico
Reserva Nacional de Investigacion Estuarina Bahia de Jobos
  • Reserva Nacional de Investigación Estuarina Bahía de Jobos
  • 787-853-4617, 787-853-3569, 787-853-4618FX
  • Rt 705 Km 2.3 Aguirre PR
  • Estuarine Reserve with forest-salt flat and kayak trails, information center and museum. Guided tours to hiking trails for 10 or more people can be coordinated prior to arrival. Kayak and boat rentals are not available. (expand)
  • Info: Bird-Watching, Diving/Snorkeling, Guided Tours On-Site, Hiking, Information, Kayaking, Mangroves, Reserve / Sanctuary
Reserva Natural Laguna Tortuguero > Forests (top) > Vega Baja > Puerto Rico
Reserva Natural Laguna Tortuguero
  • Reserva Natural Laguna Tortuguero
  • 787-807-1830, 787-855-5905, 787-858-4101FX
  • Rt 687 Km 1.2 Vega Baja PR
  • The Tortuguero Lagoon reserve is formed by bodies of water, swamps, marshland and several mogotes (loaf-shaped mountains of limestone worn away by seeping water). It is home to exotic flowers and several endangered species. The Ecotourism Office offers ... (expand)
  • Info: Biking, Bird-Watching, Climbing, Fishing, Guided Tours On-Site, Hiking, Kayaking, Mangroves, Reserve / Sanctuary
Reserva Natural Mariposario Las Limas > Forests (top) > Guayama > Puerto Rico
Reserva Natural Mariposario Las Limas
  • Reserva Natural Mariposario Las Limas
  • 787-864-6037, 787-866-6756, 787-864-5133FX
  • Rt 747 Km 0.7, Sector Culebra Guayama PR
  • Wildlife reserve with walking trails, heliconia gardens, native butterflies of Puerto Rico and the Antilles, a museum and fish estuary. (expand)
  • Info: Bird-Watching, Entrance Fee, Guided Tours On-Site
Río Abajo Forest > Forests (top) > Utuado > Puerto Rico
Rio Abajo Forest
  • Río Abajo Forest
  • 787-880-6557, 787-999-2200 ext 5158, 787-999-2295FX
  • Rt 621 Km 4.4 Rio Piedras PR
  • One of five state forests created in 1943 in the Karstic region of Utuado and Arecibo. Camping by permit only. (expand)
  • Info: Bird-Watching, Camping, Caves, Hiking, Mountains, Reserve / Sanctuary
San Juan Region, Forest Reserves > Forests (top) > San Juan Metro > Puerto Rico
  • Susua Forest
  • 787-502-6754, 787-999-2200 ext 5158, 787-999-2295FX
  • Rt 368 Km 2.1 Rio Piedras PR
  • Mountain bike trail (get permission at the visitors center), carbonate formations, bird-watching and camping in cabins. (expand)
  • Info: Biking, Bird-Watching, Camping, Hiking, Mountains, Reserve / Sanctuary
Toro Negro State Forest > Forests (top) > Jayuya > Puerto Rico
  • Toro Negro State Forest
  • 787-867-3040, 787-999-2200 ext 5158, 787-867-3040FX
  • Rd 143 Km 32.4, east of Rt 149 Rio Piedras PR
  • Tallest peaks in Puerto Rico: Cerro Punta & Cerro La Rosa. Great hiking with lots to see: waterfall, lake, river, lookout tower & birding. Very helpful ranger station on the road. Located in Jayuya, Orocovis, Ciales, Villalba, Ponce and Juana Díaz. (expand)
  • Info: Bird-Watching, Camping, Fishing, Guided Tours On-Site, Hiking, Kayaking, Lookout Tower, Mountains, Pool, Reserve / Sanctuary
Vega Forest
  • Vega Forest
  • 787-883-2240, 787-833-2393, 787-999-2200 ext 5158
  • Rt 676 Km 1.5 Rio Piedras PR
  • Partially in Vega Alta and Vega Baja. A sub-tropical forest in the karst region with caves, hiking trails, deep sinkholes & over 30 types of trees and plants. (expand)
  • Info: Bird-Watching, Caves, Hiking, Information, Mountains, Reserve / Sanctuary
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge > Forests (top) > Vieques > Puerto Rico
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge
  • Vieques National Wildlife Refuge
  • 787-741-2138, 787-741-2158FX
  • Vieques PR
  • This refuge includes several habitats: beaches, coastal lagoons, mangrove wetlands and forests. It also includes coral reefs, sea grass beds and is a refuge for four endangered species of plants and ten endangered animal species including the Caribbean ... (expand)
  • Info: Beach, Biking, Bird-Watching, Fishing, Hiking, Mangroves, Reserve / Sanctuary
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