Guanica Dry Forest, Guanica

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Discover the natural beauty of Puerto Rico at Guanica Dry Forest. The nature reserve features 12 trails, which lead you past small limestone caves, up to forts, and through both dry and evergreen vegetation. As you make your way through the forest, notice local plant life, such as cactuses and other dry-weather vegetation. Find tropical beaches located on the fringe of the nature reserve, which sits on the island’s south coast. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Guanica holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Guanica Dry Forest and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We read many reviews and some blogs about the dry forest hikes before going, and so many rang true when we embarked. We ended up completing an eight-mile section starting at a gravel pull-off around k...  more »
  • Guanica as a city and the surrounding area including the dry forest is a lovely place to visit by car and also hike. There are nice beaches in the area and great places to eat pork as you drive throug...  more »
  • This is a hidden gem for outdoor enthusiast, hikers, explorers. Not a lot of publicity for this top notch attraction. Travel first to the information booth at the top of a mountain to get a map to tra...  more »
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  • Nice hike up to the fort and great views along the way and at the top. Lots of birds and lizards along the way too. Park on the side of the road per the google location (no signs) and start walking. It’s about 3/4 of mile up to the fort. At one point the trail forks. I took the smaller trail to the left as the other way was blocked by a fallen tree. While the path does become very narrow it does join back up with the main path that takes you to the fort. I recommend hiking boots or sturdy shoes at a minimum as the path is rocky and you are climbing about 350 feet over the course of the trail.
  • Beautiful scenery. Rocky beaches. The road is a dead end fyi
  • Unique place!!!
  • It was beautiful. Truly different and a experience with friends or on your own.
  • Great hicking and wonderful views.

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