Guánica Dry Forest Reserve

Diverse and naturally beautiful, Puerto Rico offers fun for everyone. Whether you’re dreaming of basking on the beach, hiking through a tropical rain forest, or roaming through ancient buildings, you’ll find it here. Casinos, restaurants, museums, chic shops, pristine beaches and coral reefs are just the beginning. In Puerto Rico, you’ll never run out of things to do. And remember, no passport is required for US residents.

Guánica Dry Forest Reserve

Enjoy 10,000 acres of dry land inhabited by over 600 uncommon types of plants and animals, including 48 endangered species and 16 that are unique to Puerto Rico! This is a surprisingly captivating terrain, splashed with pastel colors and bursting with wildlife.

Nature’s creative touch is just as enthralling in Guánica. This United Nations Biosphere Reserve is especially alluring to hikers and cyclists as they forage far into the Dry Forest through twelve trails of varying difficulty. You can also enjoy the uncommon scenery by car on the narrow road that hugs the border of this strikingly scenic, desert-like expanse.

Puerto Rico is so ecologically diverse within such a small stretch of land, that a visit to Guánica’s Dry Forest Reserve may well require bringing along both a bathing suit and good pair of walking shoes. One of the most beautiful beaches on the island is located right next to the Dry Forest.


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