NileGuide Expert Says:
Puerto Rico boasts distinctive ecosystems across the island, the most rare of which is the protected dry forest at Guánica. The forest is an important habitat for many bird species, and perfect for tranquil hikes.
Off Highway 2
(Rt 333 to RT 334 and follow signs)
00653 San Juan, Puerto Rico
tel: +1 787 821 5706
Guánica Dry Forest is a vast and tranquil natural preserve dominated by cacti, low canopies, and hundreds of bird species. Guánica is primarily a nature and bird-watcher's paradise. Tucked away in the southeast corner of the island, the forest's many trails are rarely traversed by locals or tourists, and are great for non-strenuous peaceful hikes. Bring plenty of water and mosquito repellent, and afterwards head to nearby beaches at Cabo Rojo or Boquerón to cool off.