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Updated January 30, 2012.
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Bordering the Caribbean Sea, Guánica State Forest, located in the
southwestern region, is considered the best preserved subtropical dry
forest on Earth.  It was designated as a forest reserve in 1919 and as
a United Nations Biosphere Reserve in 1981 because of its biological
biodiversity.  This dry forest exists due to the dry orographic rain of the
Central Mountain Range (Cordillera Central).  Three type of forests are
found at the Guánica State Forest:  deciduous, semi-evergreen, and
scrub forests.  It is considered a paradise for birdwatchers, home of
the Puerto Rican Nightjar.
You should bring - comfortable hiking boots
or shoes, sunblock, hat, camera, binoculars,
and a big smile.

We provide - bottled water.
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the wildlife observation hike takes place in the deciduous forest
(uneven terrain) where many of the rocks and cobbles contain
well-preserved coral fossils.  

Dry season:   December thru April
Wet season:  August thru November

Discount for groups.
Other alternatives in the area:
Dry forests exist in areas receiving less than 1000 mm of rain during the year.  The dry forests found in Puerto Rico are considered subtropical dry forests.  
The two most important regions in our territory are located in Puerto Rico´s southwestern region (in the dry orographic rain shadow of Cordillera Central)
and northeastern corner, where we have a combination of low elevations and the strong Trade Winds off the ocean.
You should bring - comfortable hiking boots
or shoes, sunblock, hat, camera, binoculars,
and a big smile.

We provide - bottled water, transportation,
Interpretive Birder Guide, stools (to sit
comfortable waiting for our little friends).
Puerto Rico´s second subtropical dry forest area.  Fajardo is a perfect
spot for bird watchers looking for endemic species (Adelaide´s
Warbler, Tody, Woodpecker, Flycatcher), Caribbean specialties,
including the
Antillean Crested Hummingbird, the Green-throated
Carib
, Antillean Mango, and Caribbean Elaenia.

If hummingbirds are your main goal, you can add El Yunque as an
optional extension to this trip where we will look for our two endemic
hummingbirds:  
Emerald and Green Mango.  Please add $15 per
person.  Two opposite ecosystems:  a tropical rain forest and a
subtropical dry forest.  This option is also available departing from
San Juan at extra cost.
Photo by René Fuentes, 2009.
Photo by Hilda Morales, 2010.
CODE
Availability
Duration
Effort Level
Hiking Time
Departure
Minimum
Price

Transportation
Private Tour
Reservations
Entrance Fees
Not included
Restrictions
MAZ-N3
Daily upon request
5 hours
Moderate - challenging
Approx. 2 hrs.
From Mayagüez, 7:30 AM
2 PAX
$75 pp
$150 for one person
Included from Mayagüez
Yes
Always required
Not included in price
Lunch, drinks or tips
Non-smokers only
g u á n i c a  ·  f o r e s t (Hiking & Birding)
Subject to weather conditions.
  • Bird Watching
  • La ruta del café
  • Cabo Rojo Biking Adventure
  • Hidden Cave
f a j a r d o  (Birding:  Hummingbird´s Quest)
CODE
Availability
Duration
Effort Level
Hiking Time
Departure
Minimum
Price

Transportation
Private Tour
Reservations
Not included
Restrictions
FJD-BWH
Daily upon request
2 - 3 hours
Easy walk
Approx. 1 hr.
From Luquillo or Fajardo
2 PAX
$75 pp
$150 for one person
Included from Mayagüez
Yes
Lunch, drinks or tips
Non-smokers only
Subject to weather conditions.
This alternative is
considered as an
easy walk, but on
uneven terrain at
certain times.
This tour is not available for the 2012 Season until further notice.