Bosque Estatal de Carite

sights / Parks & gardens

Bosque Estatal de Carite information

Location
Bosque Estatal De Carite , Puerto Rico
Address
Rte 184 Km 27.5
Telephone
+1 787 747 4545
Opening hours
7am-3:30pm Mon-Fri
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Less than an hour south of San Juan, the Bosque Estatal de Carite was created in 1935 to protect the watersheds of various local rivers from the forces of erosion. Measuring 6000 acres in area, the mountain reserve is easily accessed from the San Juan metro area, and it can get crowded on weekends and during the summer when sanjuaneros come here to enjoy the 72°F temperatures, green shade, and dozens of lechonerías (restaurants specializing in suckling pig) that line Hwy 184 as it approaches the northern forest entrance. The forest is one of the first points of interest you will hit if you are traversing the Ruta Panorámica east to west.