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“Guajataca”

Guajataca Forest Reserve
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US$25.00*
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Kayak Rental from Camuy
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Isabela
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

A good forest to visit. There are other amenities that can be visited close to this forest.
For example, there are good beaces close to this forest. Jobos, Montones and Crash boat are some of these beaches who people love to visit. I suggest Jobos or crash boat depending of the mood. If you are traveling with kids Montones is a better option, and try to avoid Montones because is more risky (lots of currents)

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is a great place for an out of the adventure! We have been many times, as we are Isabelenos (locals of the lovely Isabela). There are really a lot of trails for hiking here, but many are not well maintained. The most popular are, however. There is an observation tower, which takes you to a look-out with, well, a lot of green, basically foliage, foliage, foliage. Also, the trail to the cave, Cueva de la Ventana, is great. It is about 1 mile in, a decent hike, but a GREAT little trip, a great little cave. Plan to spend up to 1/2 an hour exploring the cave. You will not get lost, seeing as how the cave does not have endless tunnels and avenues to explore. To the left, is short. To the right, pretty good. You can find a little passage at the end to another room and additional exploring. Again, you will not get lost, but you will definitely need a flashlight.

Other trails are loads of fun, but they look much the same, and without much of a climax. Still, good hiking. Lots of unique foliage and plants. If you are a plant person, happy planting. And some birds to boot.

Enjoy!

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Beautiful hike- REALLY cool cave. Definitely do this while in PR. Great free fun. Bring some water though- it gets hot and humid!

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Reviewed 4 July 2013

Looking for something else to do in Puerto Rico than spending time at a beach? The Bosque Estatal De Guajataca is worthwhile a trip. It takes about 20 min to get there from road #2. A small visitor station is right by the road as you enter the state forest where we picked up a trail map (it was closed however when we returned on a Sunday and were glad we still had the map). We first hit the trail to the caves of the winds (cueva ventana). You need to bring a good light source if you want to see the bats on the cave ceiling and the many wonderful cave formations. It was cooler in the shadows of the trees when we visited during a hot day in June, but make sure you bring plenty of water and a snack (you can't buy anything there). We spent much more time in the forest than initially thought because we just went from trail to tail. Trails are easy for the most part and well labeled and maintained (with few exceptions), but good foot ware is recommendable. There is no entrance fee or entrance gates. The start of trail #1 leading to the cueva venture is to the right about 100 feet before the visitor station.

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Reviewed 30 May 2013

A beautiful forest only 15 minutes from main road. The trails are just the right length and the observation towers are pretty cool. There is a cave called Cueva del Vieno, bring a flashlight.

Thank William D
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