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Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 787-851-7258
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Located in the coastal plain of southwestern Puerto Rico, this area is...

Located in the coastal plain of southwestern Puerto Rico, this area is classified as a subtropical dry forest and known for its fabulous birdwatching opportunities.

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Relaxing, Excellent Environment & View

I spent this weekend at Parador Combate Beach Resort in Cabo Rojo. It is adjacent to the Wildlife Refuge. One afternoon, I took a walk through this birds' santuary to observe the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 July 2016
TRM0510
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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66 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I spent this weekend at Parador Combate Beach Resort in Cabo Rojo. It is adjacent to the Wildlife Refuge. One afternoon, I took a walk through this birds' santuary to observe the sunset near Combate Beach. It was gorgeous and threre were many other people sitting on the beach looking at the sunset. The trails are well maintained and the... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We were able to take BEAUTIFUL BREATH TAKING pictures! It looks like a postcard!!!! Bring your walking shoes, lots of rocks but a nice walk. Very peaceful place to relax and reflect.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Off the beaten path of the normal roads. Totally worth driving down dirt roads and walking to the beach. You are able to walk to the lighthouse and the other side of the cove on the rock outcrop to get the best views. Get there early and stake your clam to a spot under the trees if you want shade.

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Luck, WI
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

The visitor center is well done, good visual displays, a terrific short wildlife movie featuring the profusion of bird life around there. The staff is friendly and helpful. Quite near the center's parking are the trailheads you can use to get exercise and see many species up close. Understand that this is 'dry forest' and salt flat country, not wet... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

We were given a friendly welcome by the staff and were offered a very interesting video on the wildlife of Cabo Rojo that was very useful at time of sight-seeing the surrounding areas.

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

The shame of this place is that there is an uncapped landfill right next to the reserve - and plastic bags blown all over the landscape. We did see some beautiful birds and took one of the interpretive walks - albeit without a trail guide.

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Needville
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70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

We arrived on a day the facility was closed, but we were in luck. A tour company had made special arrangements and they asked if we'd like to join their group for the informative information the staff was about to tell everyone. The staff was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. The entire salt collection process is fascinating.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

If you enjoy birding, this is a must see on your vacation. As with all birding, earlier in the day is better. The staff is welcoming, knowledgable, and very helpful.

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Mount Holly, Vermont
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

After looking the area over from their tower we took the trail around the salt ponds (salinas) looking for birds. At midday it was pretty quiet but we did see good numbers of birds and butterflies. Staff is very helpful and friendly.

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Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

This was a great place to walk. We enjoyed watching the crabs. We thought the trail went around in a circle but it didn't so we had to come back the same way we went in but that was ok because you always see something different no matter the direction.

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