Lake in Manatí & Around

Laguna Tortuguero

This lagoon is one of only two natural lakes in Puerto Rico, making its protection extra precious. It is also one of the most ecologically diverse areas on the island, listing 717 species of plant and 23 different t…
Nature Reserve in Manatí & Around

Bosque Estatal de Cambalache

Cambalache covers an area of just 1000 acres, making it smaller than a lot of Puerto Rican resort hotels. West of Barceloneta, the forest is ecologically varied and characterized by distinctive karstic formations; c…
Beach in Manatí & Around

Playa Mar Chiquita

An anomaly among Puerto Rican beaches, Playa Mar Chiquita isn’t alongside a main thoroughfare, has no long strand and isn’t good for swimming and surfing. Still, the pure drama of this place makes it a favorite. Two…
Beach in Manatí & Around

Playa Tortuguero

Heading east on the seaside road (Hwy 686) from Playa Mar Chiquita, you’ll pass through a coastal forest. When the road creeps back to the edge of the coast, a long strand – Playa Tortuguero – will be on the left.