Hiking The Guanica Forest Reserve

The 10th most popular hiking trail in Puerto Rico.

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The coastal Guanica State Forest is known for its hiking trails and bird watching. There are miles of hiking trails, but you better expect it to be very hot and humid. There are over 100 species of birds and over 1,000 year old lignum vitae trees.

The main office for Guanica Forest Reserve is located at the end of Road #334 (not marked). A good place to start is the beach at the end of Road #333. The best time to hike is very early in the morning. Keep in mind that the reserve closes at 4pm.

Overall, Guanica Forest Reserve is the 10th most popular hiking trail of all 10 hikes in Puerto Rico.


Local Contact(s):  Commonweatlth Forest Reserves (787) 724-3647 or 724-3724; Puerto Rico Tourism Company (787) 721-2400; PR Dept of Sports - Recreation (787) 721-2800; National Weather Service (787) 253-0840.

Recommended Book:  "Caribbean Hiking Guide" from Timothy Okeefe

Recommended Map:  "Trails Illustrated - Steamboat Springs / Rabbit Ears" from National Geographic

Base Camp:  La Casa Devida Natural (888) 3LACASA

Luxury Loding:  Las Casitas Village, Westin Rio Mar Resort

Reference Source:  click here http://drna.pr.gov/

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  8/18/2016

ID:  21750


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