Guánica Dry Forest
Guánica Dry Forest Reserve (a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve) is one of the most significant dry forests in the world.
Bounded in the west by Lajas. The town is in the corner of a big harbor where USA navy invaded Puerto Rico in 1898. In 1508 Juan Ponce de Leon invaded here.
He then founded the place and called it Guayanilla (Taíno for 'place of water'). Nowadays it is called the Friendly Town.
The Dry Forest , full of cactus, beach grapes, trees and lots of birds is the largest remaining trace of tropical dry coastal forest in the world and an international Biosphere Reserve since 1981. The forest reserves 9,500 acres, 36 miles of trails. It has 700 varieties of plants, including the Guabairo, (Puerto Rican Nightjar) only found in Puerto Rico .
There are beautiful beaches as Playa Jorabada, Cana Gorda, Jaboncillo, Playa Santa, Playa Ballena. A walking tour for the Calle 25 of July is necessary.
Like Lajas, San German and Cabo Rojo Guánica was a sugarcane and cotton place at the beginning of the last century.
Included in our day trip to Guánica is a trip to Gilligan's Island. Either take the local ferry or do the trip in a kayak.
Cost does not include entrance fees. Pick up at 8:30 AM Walking Tour in the Dry Forest City Tour to Guánica Site seeing in Playa Santa Cost: $160.00p/p. If More than 3 persons $100.00p/p. (Cost includes transportation).
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