The Humacao Nture reserve has lagoons, birds, iguanas, fishing and coconut groves by the sea

HUMACAO NATURE RESERVE: Open Wed through Sundays. The Humacao Nature Reserve is located on road # 3 just north of Humacao. It is an excellent spot to see shore birds, iguanas and turtles in the many lagoons, with nice walking trails, good line fishing. The paths through the coconut grove to the beach are very peaceful. This is one of the better places to see the large green iguanas. ( not a native species, but plentiful ) . Below is an iguana in its full mating colors.

Great place to visit, south of Fajardo. Next to the 'Barefoot Travelers' Guest House. Kayak tours available.

Interesting note: Neither Bamboo nor Coconuts are originally from Puerto Rico, nor Flamboyans, nor Breadfruit, nor Mangoes. Not African Tulip Trees ( Tulipan) and especially not the large Green Iguanas, nor Mongeese. All these things and many more have been brought here one way or another.

Below: Green Iguana in mating colors. As you walk on the trails by the lagoons, the loud splashes you hear are iguanas leaping out of the tree tops into the water! These iguanas were brought from Central America and are now considered a pest in Puerto Rico.

Green Iguanas, native to Central America,  have proliferated in Puerto Rico

Below: Bamboo stands in the Rio Abajo Reserve, near Utuado Puerto Rico. Photos Elena. This
reserve not only has these amazing stands of bamboo but is also unique because of its paths
in the karst area.

There is a successful Puerto Rico Parrot breeding center here, but not accessible to the public
without special permission.

Rio Abajo nature reserve is in the karst area and has unusual bamboo plantings

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