The Salinas: Between Nature and Adventure


Cabo Rojo is widely recognized for its outstanding beaches and its unique town of Boqueron. But do you know the natural value that this town offers through the National Wildlife Refuge?

This refuge is a unique paradise of nature and adventure in the western region. There you can enjoy the spectacular views that make the ride become a learning and relaxing one, whether walking or cycling. Also, you can watch endemic, resident and migratory birds. In fact, it’s the home of 12 of the 16 endemic bird species that exist in Puerto Rico.

In 1999, what is known as “Las Salinas de Cabo Rojo” became part of the Refuge through community and interagency efforts that recognized the ecological and historical value it has.You can find more information in the Salinas Interpretive Center “Efrén Pérez Rivera” of Cabo Rojo opened from Thursdays to Saturdays, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and Sundays and holidays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 pm

New Visitors Center
The Federal Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS for its acronym in English) recently opened a new Visitors Center and the Headquarters of the Ecological Service and National Wildlife Refuges in the Caribbean in Cabo Rojo, located on Rt. 301 km 5.1 Corozo neighborhood, heading the Combate beach. This new center aims to serve as a tourism destination to provide visitors a unique experience through its exhibits and documentaries on the protection and conservation of natural resources.

The exhibition will emphasize the efforts and commitment of the agency to protect natural resources and natural heritage legacy for future generations. Visiting hours to the new Center are Monday through Saturday from 9am- 4pm. Admission is free. The mission of the Federal Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the citizens.

For more information call 787-851-7258.